13 episodes

Technology is easy. Dealing with people is hard. The biggest hurdle to most software developers career growth is their mastery of the soft skills. Bill Edmondson and Phillip Turpin, both long time programmers and technology leaders, share with you their own hard earned lessons in navigating their careers in software development.

Fatal Exception: Hard Lessons in Soft Skills for Software Developers Bill Edmondson and Phillip Turpin

    • Technology

Technology is easy. Dealing with people is hard. The biggest hurdle to most software developers career growth is their mastery of the soft skills. Bill Edmondson and Phillip Turpin, both long time programmers and technology leaders, share with you their own hard earned lessons in navigating their careers in software development.

    12: Principles vs Philosophy: How to get the most out of an Opinionated Room

    12: Principles vs Philosophy: How to get the most out of an Opinionated Room

    Do you find yourself your planning sessions get stuck in unending philosophical discussions? Everybody wants to do things the "right way" but they all disagree on what is right. At some point you have to bring the discussion to a close and start producing value. In this episode we talk about basing your decisions off of principles rather than philosophy. 

    • 36 min
    You Got Fired, Now What? Part 2

    You Got Fired, Now What? Part 2

    Getting fired feels like the end of the world. It breaks fear and uncertainty, It makes you doubt your ability. Fortunately, it is not as bad as it feels. Phillip and Bill share their own experiences of being fired, how they dealt with it and strategies for dealing with your own situation.

    • 22 min
    You Got Fired, Now What? Part I

    You Got Fired, Now What? Part I

    Getting fired feels like the end of the world. It breaks fear and uncertainty, It makes you doubt your ability. Fortunately, it is not as bad as it feels. Phillip and Bill share their own experiences of being fired, how they dealt with it and strategies for dealing with your own situation.

    • 30 min
    Saying No

    Saying No

    I had a friend once tell me "You can be right but if you are wrong in how you are right you are still wrong." There are lots of ways of saying no. Most developers get this wrong. Pushback is an important soft-skill all developers should learn.

    • 38 min
    Interviewing for Software Jobs

    Interviewing for Software Jobs

    Interviewing is a hugely important skill but since we do it so infrequently we are terrible at it. Here are a few tips on how to interview for software development roles.

    • 34 min
    Creativity

    Creativity

    What does creativity look like, why is it important, and how do you get it?

    • 40 min

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