760 episodes

This podcast is for aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists as well as those that want to become a designer and implementors of great software solutions. That includes solving problems through technology. We look at the whole skill set that makes a great developer. This includes tech skills, business and entrepreneurial skills, and life-hacking, so you have the time to get the job done while still enjoying life.

Develpreneur: Become a Better Developer and Entrepreneur Rob Broadhead

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

This podcast is for aspiring entrepreneurs and technologists as well as those that want to become a designer and implementors of great software solutions. That includes solving problems through technology. We look at the whole skill set that makes a great developer. This includes tech skills, business and entrepreneurial skills, and life-hacking, so you have the time to get the job done while still enjoying life.

    Navigating Brand Protection in the Digital Age

    Navigating Brand Protection in the Digital Age

    In this episode, we delve into the intricate world of brand protection, drawing inspiration from the meticulous strategies employed by industry giants like Disney. From safeguarding your own brand to respecting the intellectual property of others, we explore essential lessons in maintaining a reputable online presence.






    Understanding Brand Aggression: Lessons from Disney

    We kick off our discussion by examining the legendary brand aggression demonstrated by companies like Disney. With their iconic characters and symbols, Disney has set the gold standard for brand protection. Learn why aggressive brand strategies are not only prudent but essential for companies looking to establish longevity and trust in their markets.


    Brand Protection Strategies: Crafting Your Online Persona

    Transitioning to personal branding, we emphasize the significance of curating a consistent and authentic online persona. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur or a seasoned developer, projecting a clear and compelling image can significantly impact your professional trajectory. Discover practical tips for aligning your digital footprint with your personal and professional goals.


    Navigating Intellectual Property: Safeguarding Your Creative Assets

    As we explore the complexities of intellectual property, we shed light on common pitfalls and best practices for safeguarding your creative assets. From trademarks to copyrights, we unravel the legal intricacies surrounding content creation in the digital realm. Gain actionable insights to mitigate risks and uphold the integrity of your original work.


    Respecting Others' Rights: Ethical Brand Protection Practices

    In our conversation, we underscore the importance of respecting others' intellectual property rights. Whether sourcing images, music, or videos, exercising diligence in content creation is paramount. Learn how to navigate licensing agreements and fair use guidelines to steer clear of copyright infringement and uphold ethical standards in your creative endeavors.


    Building Reciprocal Relationships: Collaborative Brand Protection Approaches

    Finally, we emphasize the value of fostering reciprocal relationships in the digital ecosystem. Whether collaborating with fellow creators or engaging with brands, transparency and communication are key. Explore strategies for navigating licensing agreements, permissions, and attributions to foster a culture of mutual respect and collaboration.


    Empowering Responsible Brand Stewardship

    As we conclude our discussion, we reinforce the importance of responsible brand stewardship in today's digital landscape. By embracing proactive brand protection measures and honoring the intellectual property rights of others, individuals and organizations alike can cultivate trust, credibility, and longevity in their respective domains. Remember, in the ever-evolving world of digital branding, integrity is the cornerstone of success.


    Stay Connected: Join the Developreneur Community

    We invite you to join our community and share your coding journey with us. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting, there's always room to learn and grow together. Contact us at info@develpreneur.com with your questions, feedback, or suggestions for future episodes. Together, let's continue exploring the exciting world of software development.


    Additional Resources

    Copyright And Trademarks – Interview With Richard Gearhart

    Cover Your Assets Anti-Pattern : Protection Over Production

    When to Give In When To Hold Your Ground

    Trust But Verify – Avoid Business Assumptions

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 20 min
    Short Coding Videos: A Career Booster for Developers

    Short Coding Videos: A Career Booster for Developers

    This episode covers a key aspect of developer career advancement: short coding videos. Drawing from "Source Code for Happiness," we discuss how skills, projects, and hustles shape careers. We'll be focusing on the mindset behind creating coding video shorts. As well as offering a glimpse into the potential career boost this practice provides.






    Getting Started: The Accessibility of Short Coding Videos

    With the ubiquity of smartphones and PCs equipped with cameras, creating coding videos has never been more accessible. Whether you're learning Python, SQL, or building apps, the barrier to entry is minimal. You can showcase skills by recording and narrating your coding process. Documenting projects this way enhances coding abilities. Simply hit record to highlight your skills.


    Verbalizing Your Thoughts: Why It Matters

    Verbalizing thoughts while coding helps with problem-solving and improves the ability to articulate decisions and approaches. This practice prepares you to explain code rationale professionally and fosters crucial communication skills for collaborative work environments.


    Building Your Brand: Leveraging Coding Videos for Career Growth

    Coding videos are more than instructional content - they build your professional brand. Embedded in blogs, used as lead magnets, or on YouTube - they showcase coding skills. These videos tangibly demonstrate proficiency. They also provide valuable references for future projects and troubleshooting.


    The IDE Environment Debate: Finding Your Comfort Zone

    While IDE choice varies, using industry-standard options like Visual Studio Code or PyCharm offers familiarity. These align with real-world development practices potential employers recognize. Ultimately, choose an IDE based on personal comfort and efficient workflow. This ensures seamless recording sessions and effective code demonstrations.


    Structuring Your Videos: Balancing Preparation and Authenticity

    Creating short coding videos requires balancing preparation and spontaneity. Scripting or outlining code segments streamlines recording. However, allowing room for organic exploration and problem-solving adds authenticity. Find a workflow that suits your style while ensuring clarity and coherence for viewers.


    GitHub Integration: Sharing and Showcasing Your Work

    Integrating GitHub with coding videos adds professionalism and documentation. Sharing code repositories gives viewers access to project evolution, commit history, and supplementary materials. This includes README files and other documentation. The transparent approach enhances credibility and fosters community engagement.


    Embracing the Potential of Short Coding Videos

    In conclusion, short coding videos are a multifaceted tool for developer career advancement. Benefits include honing coding skills, building a professional brand, and fostering community engagement. Embracing this practice and integrating it into your development journey unlocks opportunities. Growth and recognition await in the ever-evolving tech landscape.


    Stay Connected: Join the Developreneur Community

    We invite you to join our community and share your coding journey with us. Whether you're a seasoned developer or just starting, there's always room to learn and grow together. Contact us at info@develpreneur.com with your questions, feedback, or suggestions for future episodes. Together, let's continue exploring the exciting world of software development.


    Additional Resources

    Create a A Better Professional Network Through Planning

    Be Intentional In Choosing Tasks For Career Growth

    Turning Extra Effort Into A Better Career – Season Review

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 28 min
    Are Technology Certifications Necessary For Career Growth?

    Are Technology Certifications Necessary For Career Growth?

    Welcome back to our podcast series! In this episode, we're delving into the realm of technology certifications, building upon our previous discussion on the deep versus wide skill set dilemma. Certifications have long been a hallmark in the tech industry, offering professionals a tangible validation of their expertise. However, their significance and value have evolved over time, shaping the landscape of technological proficiency.






    Understanding the Evolution of Technology Certifications

    We start by tracing the trajectory of certifications, from the early days of Novell to the ubiquitous presence of Microsoft and Java certifications. Each era brought forth its own set of coveted certifications, reflecting the dominant technologies of the time. Today, these span many languages and platforms, with some, like those in the security and project management realms, being almost mandatory.


    Navigating the Technology Certification Landscape

    Our discussion highlights the nuanced role of certifications in different career paths within technology. While some sectors demand specific ones as prerequisites, others offer more flexibility. We emphasize the importance of aligning certification pursuits with individual career goals and interests, cautioning against pursuing them solely for title enhancement.


    The Value of Application and Practical Learning

    Certifications serve as valuable entry points into new technologies, providing a structured framework for learning. However, we underscore the significance of practical application alongside certification acquisition. Merely obtaining these certs without actively applying the knowledge gained can lead to skill deterioration and render the certificate obsolete.


    Strategies for Maximizing the Impact of Your Technology Certificates

    We delve into practical strategies for effectively leveraging certifications. Emphasizing the "use it or lose it" principle, we advocate for ongoing application and reinforcement of certified skills. Moreover, we explore the benefits of aligning certification pursuits with job roles and organizational objectives, thereby ensuring relevance and career advancement.


    In conclusion, technology certifications are invaluable tools for skill validation and career advancement. However, their true value lies not in the credentials themselves but in the practical application of acquired knowledge. By strategically selecting certifications aligned with career aspirations and actively applying learned skills, professionals can maximize the impact of certifications and chart a path toward sustained growth and success in the dynamic tech industry.


    Feedback and questions are welcome at info@develpreneur.com. We invite listeners to connect with Develpreneur on YouTube for more insights and discussions.


    Additional Resources

    Benefits of Certifications and Training

    Expired Certifications And Stale Resume Items

    Three Technical Certifications To Advance Your Career

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 21 min
    Technical Mastery: Balancing Depth and Breadth

    Technical Mastery: Balancing Depth and Breadth

    Our latest podcast episode explores a key developer's dilemma: Should they go deep or wide in technical mastery? Hosts Mike and Rob dissect this decision, focusing primarily on platforms and technology.


    The Developer's Dilemma: Technical Mastery Unveiled





    Embracing Breadth: The Power of Versatility

    First, Rob advocates for a broad approach. He emphasizes being well-versed across technologies, languages, and frameworks. Create a technical roadmap and regularly explore new tech. Stay adaptable and informed with wide skills. This enhances career prospects and understanding of tools' strengths/weaknesses.


    Going Deep: Delving into Technical Mastery

    Alternatively, Mike advocates deep specialization in one area. He promotes technical mastery and specialization in that domain. Broad knowledge has benefits, but going deep excels. However, continued learning and adaptation within specialization avoid stagnation, which remains relevant in rapidly evolving fields.


    Practical Application: Building Projects for Technical Mastery

    Next, the hosts discuss the importance of using practical applications. They recommend building projects/apps to solidify learning and showcase skills. Repositories like GitHub are valuable for storing and revisiting projects. Utilizing these tools allows developers to learn and grow over time.


    Finding Balance: Navigating the Depth vs. Breadth Conundrum

    In addition, the hosts emphasize the need for balance. Listeners are encouraged to find their own path and combine depth and breadth in their technical expertise. They suggest investing time and effort into learning and experimentation through side projects or professional development opportunities.


    Forge Your Path to Technical Mastery

    Finally, the hosts remind listeners that technology is constantly evolving. Therefore, the key to success requires adaptability and continuous learning. Whether specializing or generalizing (deep vs. wide), developers must stay curious and flexible. They must proactively pursue knowledge and technical mastery.


    Feedback and questions are welcome at info@develpreneur.com. We invite listeners to connect with Develpreneur on YouTube for more insights and discussions.


    Additional Resources

    Software Development Challenges and How To Navigate Them

    Leverage Your Unique Skills – Interview With Tyler Foley

    Run Towards Success Not Away From Challenges

    Learning From Challenges – A Season With a Positive Focus

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 23 min
    Navigating Technology Sprawl: Streamlining Solutions and Skillsets

    Navigating Technology Sprawl: Streamlining Solutions and Skillsets

    In a digital landscape brimming with innovation, the allure of diverse technologies often leads to unintended consequences. In our latest podcast episode, hosts Rob Broadhead and Michael Meloche delve deep into the tangled web of technology sprawl. From personal coding repositories to organizational software ecosystems, they illuminate the challenges and opportunities inherent in managing a multitude of solutions. Join us as we unravel the complexities of technology sprawl and explore practical strategies for streamlining solutions and skillsets.


    Navigating Technology Sprawl





    Understanding the Impact of Technology Sprawl

    Rob and Michael highlight the ramifications of unchecked technology sprawl, drawing parallels between personal coding repositories and organizational software ecosystems. They emphasize how disparate solutions can lead to convoluted systems, inefficiencies, and maintenance headaches.


    The Pitfalls of Unchecked Diversification

    The hosts illustrate the pitfalls of unchecked diversification, using examples of developers and organizations succumbing to the allure of novelty without considering long-term implications. They discuss scenarios where developers veer off course, introducing new technologies that exacerbate complexity rather than solving problems efficiently.


    The Dangers of Siloed Expertise

    Both hosts caution against siloed expertise, particularly in the realm of quality assurance (QA). You do not want a disparate testing framework to hinder collaboration and scalability. In addition, they stress the importance of cohesive strategies and standardized approaches to mitigate risks associated with fragmented skill sets.


    Navigating Technology Sprawl: Strategies for Simplification

    Offering pragmatic solutions, the hosts advocate for proactive measures to streamline technology sprawl. They propose a strategic approach to consolidating diverse technologies, emphasizing the importance of aligning with organizational standards and fostering adaptability among team members.


    Balancing Innovation with Stability

    Rob and Michael underscore the delicate balance between innovation and stability, urging developers and organizations to prioritize cohesion over novelty. They advocate for thoughtful decision-making and adherence to established standards to ensure long-term viability and mitigate the risks of excessive diversification.


    Charting a Course for Sustainable Growth

    In closing, the hosts encourage listeners to assess their technological landscapes critically and embark on a journey toward simplification and standardization. They emphasize the value of collaboration, adaptability, and strategic decision-making in navigating the complexities of technology sprawl.


    Feedback and questions are welcome at info@develpreneur.com, and listeners are invited to connect with Develpreneur on YouTube for more insights and discussions. By focusing on mastering data integration, developers can unlock new possibilities and streamline their workflows.


    Additional Resources

    Software Development Challenges and How To Navigate Them

    Leverage Your Unique Skills – Interview With Tyler Foley

    Run Towards Success Not Away From Challenges

    Learning From Challenges – A Season With a Positive Focus

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 20 min
    Niche Broad vs. Deep Expertise

    Niche Broad vs. Deep Expertise

    Welcome to Season 21! We're nearing 800 episodes in. Today, we ask whether you should specialize in one skill or master a broad range of skills in your career and business. Join Rob Broadhead and Michael Meloche as they unpack this nuanced debate. They offer insight on applying this to your niche when building your business and identifying target customers.


    Niche Broad vs. Deep Expertise





    Crafting a Compelling Pitch: Solving Customer Problems

    In this episode, Rob and Michael reflect on their experiences building their respective businesses. They discuss the challenges and rewards of finding the right balance between breadth and depth. This is key when crafting a compelling pitch. You want a message that resonates with potential customers. Avoid technical jargon and focus on a clear message about your products or services.


    Refining Your Focus: Insights from Industry Experience

    Both share their ideas for refining the focus of their consultation companies. Instead of focusing on a broad spectrum of services, they moved to a more targeted approach. In this new approach, they discuss catering to specific industries such as healthcare and e-commerce. Now, you can focus on specific customer pain points and articulate how your solution addresses their needs concisely.


    Finding Your Niche: Targeting Specific Markets

    Michael shares insights on his experience through Co: Starters, where he learned to make a pivotal shift. When pitching, he moved from emphasizing technical details to emphasizing the value to the customer. He honed in on the client's problems. Presenting clear, understandable solutions and streamlined communication increased his effectiveness in reaching potential clients.


    Communicating Value: Simplifying Technical Complexity

    Throughout the episode, Rob and Michael stress the importance of identifying your target market. Understand their challenges and tailor your messaging to resonate with them. They also underscore the value of simplicity and clarity in communication, steering away from overwhelming prospects with technical complexities.


    In conclusion, Rob and Michael encourage listeners to reflect on their career paths. Consider whether specializing in a niche or mastering a broader skill set aligns with your goals and aspirations. Focus on delivering value to your customers and communicating your solutions effectively. You can do these things to carve out a successful and fulfilling career path.


    Feedback and questions are welcome at info@develpreneur.com, and listeners are invited to connect with Develpreneur on YouTube for more insights and discussions. By focusing on mastering data integration, developers can unlock new possibilities and streamline their workflows.


    Additional Resources

    From Side Hustle to Success

    Navigating the Consulting Roller Coaster

    Strategies for a Successful Business Launch

    Behind the Scenes Podcast Video

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

SLChapman ,

Such a great conversation!

Rob was a gracious host and I appreciated the change to discuss one of my favorite topics - Self Care - and how it can help make us better business owners. Easy conversation flowed very nicely!

We all love sudoku ,

More than I was looking for

I originally was looking for a podcast to help me be a better developer as I'm new to the field. This podcast is so much more and has expanded how I think about entrepreneurship as wel.

Cesarfelip3 ,

Great show!

develpreneur masterfully intersects the realms of software development and entrepreneurship. With its deep dives into both tech nuances and business strategies, listeners get a holistic view ofguest selections, and a balance of topics make it a standout in the crowded tech podcast space. Highly recommended for both developers and tech entrepreneurs.

Top Podcasts In Technology

Acquired
Ben Gilbert and David Rosenthal
Lex Fridman Podcast
Lex Fridman
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
All-In Podcast, LLC
Hard Fork
The New York Times
TED Radio Hour
NPR
Darknet Diaries
Jack Rhysider