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How does one become a software developer? Each week, a successful developer tells us their life's story. They describe their path into tech' and share what they learned along the way so that you can use this knowledge to shape your own future. Build on their experience, and become the software professional you could be!

Software Developer's Journey Timothée Bourguignon

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

How does one become a software developer? Each week, a successful developer tells us their life's story. They describe their path into tech' and share what they learned along the way so that you can use this knowledge to shape your own future. Build on their experience, and become the software professional you could be!

    #230 Melanie Sumner from psychology and the Navy to webdev and accessibility

    #230 Melanie Sumner from psychology and the Navy to webdev and accessibility

    Melanie's love for web development started in 1997 (not with Dreamweaver) and followed her to 2022, where she is pushing the state of Accessibility. We brushed over her childhood, spoke about her time as an Intelligence Analyst in the Navy, and saw how she slowly but surely built her skills. We talked about disabilities, reframing Accessibility for UX, we discussed improving the web, and how every one of us developers has a role to play.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/a11yMelhttps://github.com/melsumnerhttps://a11y-intro.com/https://a11y-automation.dev/https://pleasefunda11y.com/Credits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribeSupport the show

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    #229 Bill Boulden from ideas to product as a fractional CTO

    #229 Bill Boulden from ideas to product as a fractional CTO

    Bill placed the start of their journey at three different places. In their childhood, thanks to a geeky dad. Then right after college when they started working as a web developer. And finally, in 2020, when they embraced the fractional CTO idea. We dug into the fractional CTO business idea, the heuristics helping them decide to take on a project, and how to make it successful with different clients. 
     
    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/billbouldenhttps://www.twitter.com/downuprighthttps://www.billboulden.comhttps://www.helloaudio.fmCredits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribeSupport the show

    • 45 min
    #228 Jennifer Wong was not impressed by the civil engineering pace

    #228 Jennifer Wong was not impressed by the civil engineering pace

    Jenn first took us back in her studies, discovering FORTRAN and MATLAB and hating every minute of it. Fast forward a few years, she found she was missing the visual aspect of programming, and as soon as she put a finger into web development, off, she went. We spoke about her first jobs, good and bad managers. We spoke about transitioning from small to big to small companies. We discussed the advantages of a strong product company. And we finally talked about engineering management and how Jenn became a manager and reflected upon her former experiences.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/mybluewristbandhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferewong/https://www.mochimachine.com/https://www.crowdstrike.com/blog/five-questions-with-jennifer-wong/Credits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribeSupport the show

    • 47 min
    #227 Katerina Trajchevska founded her remote workplace

    #227 Katerina Trajchevska founded her remote workplace

    Katerina placed the start of her journey in her studies when she found where she belonged. She spoke about her first job and how it set up the rest of her career. It led her toward freelancing and then creating her company Adeva. We spoke about how Katerina grew into her CEO role and remains grounded in tech. We talked about remote work and making connections in a remote world. 

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/ktrajchevskahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/trajchevska/https://adevait.com/Credits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribe

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    #226 Jonah Andersson's successful jump from the Philippines to Sweden

    #226 Jonah Andersson's successful jump from the Philippines to Sweden

    Jonah started by telling us about her family and how she juggled her studies and put food on the table for her three siblings. We then discussed how she moved to Sweden and how her micro-manager of a boss led her to burnout. We then moved to her next and current job, which looks like the opposite, and touched on being led, freedom, learning, communities, teaching, public speaking, being an MVP and Microsoft Trainer, and writing a book.
     
    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/cjkodarehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/jonahanderssonhttps://www.jonahandersson.techhttps://www.meetup.com/azureusergroupsundsvallsverigehttps://www.oreilly.com/library/view/learning-microsoft-azure/9781098113315/Credits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribe

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    • 43 min
    #225 Max Howell from chemistry to homebrew and tea

    #225 Max Howell from chemistry to homebrew and tea

    Max took us back to his childhood, at 6, when he got his first BBC-Micro computer. We spoke about learning BASIC and C++, using manuals and documentation instead of Stackoverflow, and how he studied chemistry. Max talked about depression, how he started working in open-source, and how alternating between open-source and paying gigs set him up for working on tea.xyz nowadays. We finished brushing over tea's innovation and why you should look into it.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/mxclhttps://github.com/mxclhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mxcl/https://tea.xyz/https://tea.xyz/white-paper/https://amarok.kde.org/https://github.com/mxcl/PromiseKithttps://xkcd.com/2347/Credits
    Cover Heliotrope by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your host is Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, more about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a rating on one of the significant platforms https://devjourney.info/subscribe


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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

thatengineeringguy14 ,

Great podcast for developers!

Tim has created a great source of information and inspiration for developers seeking to learn how to make the most of their careers! The conversations are relatabel and fun to listen to!

Keep it up!

J. Barshop ,

Engaging & Invaluable Content 🙌

Timothée & his amazing guests provide some extremely compelling & actionable content that’s a goldmine for any Developer looking to level up their skills & mindset.

The great advice they provide, combined with the relatable way in which they deliver it had me hooked from the very first listen. Can’t recommend Software Developer's Journey enough - keep up the great work Timothée! 🙏🙌🙏

ianaya89 ,

Inspiring

It is very inspiring, I really recommend it for any developer (with little or much experience), from each story you will find some value or useful advice.

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