Mike Buckbee has had an eclectic career. On the surface it might seem like there's no plan but that's an illusion. His "go with the flow" approach resulted in several successful products and set him up for a consulting career as a marketing developer, a sort of hybrid between developer and marketer.
Peter Bhat Harkins
Peter Bhat Harkins is the admin of Lobsters, a popular online community for developers. Recently he started working remotely for a Bay Area company In this conversation we wind through his career in the hopes that we offer you some ideas for how you can navigate a career writing software.
What if you had so much money that you didn't need to worry about web development shifting under your feet and leaving you in the lurch? Kevin Griffin is an expert in personal finance and also a veteran web developer.
Craig Materick has been a web developer for 20 years. We talk about how he has managed a successful career and navigated the crazy pace of change.
Dr. Sherry Walling
When faced with a challenge the skills you use to deal with the challenge can be divided into two categories: problem coping skills and emotional coping skills. Yes, that's right, there are skill for working with your emotions through trying times. :-) And sometimes they're more important than those skills you have for actually solving the problem.
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. She works with leaders and entrepreneurs to tackle the common and uncommon challenges that go along with the pursuit of an extraordinary life. As a clinical psychologist, speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, she draws from her professional expertise as well as her personal experience. Her best-selling book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there.
When she’s not in the consulting room or hopping stages around the world; Sherry can be found on her paddleboard, swinging from the rafters pretending to be a circus performer, or ushering her three kiddos through an art museum in some fabulous city.
Joel Hooks is the co-founder of Egghead.io. He also used to be a Flash developer. One day Steve Jobs wrote a memo and everything he'd put into becoming a world class Flash developer became almost useless overnight. In this episode we discuss how he got past that moment, and much more.
What Joel says about himself:
"I’m a software editor by trade, currently residing in Vancouver, WA. I’m a co-founder of egghead.io. Outside of lovingly shepherding software to release, I spend my time with my lovely wife Kristina and our five children.
In 2013, I convinced my friend John Lindquist to take his YouTube videos that he had been making them for years and turn it into a business. He was skeptical, to say the least, but over the years since we've grown egghead from a stack of free lessons to well over a thousand individual lessons coming from more than 50 instructors. It's been an amazing ride!"
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Entertaing and Informative
I’m a podcast junkie and a tech professional. This podcast is well produced, informative, and fun to listen to! So many tech podcasts are SO bad, I’m happy to report this one performs head and shoulders above most others. I was also concerned it was going to be kind of “doom and gloom” based on the write up, but it’s not at all.
Healthy dose of realism
Super great to find something centered on the developer and their mindset/career, instead of on the hype of any individual tech / framework. Highly recommended.
Great for How and Why
There are so many developer focused podcasts that center around the tech - it’s much more rare to find one trying to help developers with thinking longer term about their careers and their choices.
Sean is a great interviewer and finds devs with genuinely different paths. Really well done.