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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.

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.

    #207 Maia Grotepass embraced a world of puzzles

    #207 Maia Grotepass embraced a world of puzzles

    Maia's story started with a ZX-81 in the 80s, and from there on, she was hooked. We talked about how she followed her curiosity and studied engineering while not wanting to become an engineer. Maia spoke about how she started working on embedded systems while still not wanting to become an engineer. She spoke of how she went back to school and studied art because she still didn't want to be an engineer... and mixed software engineering and art. We spoke about discovering phones and Android and having the opportunity to impact people's life fast. And finally, we talked about her last job at Luno, the GDE program, and communities.

    And to get the records straight, I mentioned the show Dark Mirror Bandersnatch and claimed Netflix recreated a ZX-81 game for it. I stand corrected! It was a ZX-Spectrum (ZX-82), which was in color compared to the ZX-81, which was still Black&White. Also, the game hidden into Bandersnatch isn't a fake Bandersnatch itself but a game called Nosedive. You can see a video of the Audio extraction steps here.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/maiatodayhttp://luno.comCredits
    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
    #206 Carl Alexander has a lifelong hate for coding interviews

    #206 Carl Alexander has a lifelong hate for coding interviews

    Carl took us on a wild ride, starting with discovering he could build on computers very early. We brushed over his Engineering studies and how he almost went to study history instead. Carl spoke about his first job as an IT support person/sys admin and how he found his love for programming and creating back after a multi-year hiatus. Carl told us about how he created his career around learning and being an expert generalist (vs. an expert specialist) whose motto is "I'll figure it out." Carl spoke about the Gaming industry, coding interviews, behavioral questions, and finally, going against the grain!

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://twitter.com/twigpresshttps://carlalexander.ca/https://github.com/carlalexanderhttps://ymirapp.comhttps://montreal.wordcamp.org/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

    • 49 min
    #205 Eve Porcello revolves around teaching

    #205 Eve Porcello revolves around teaching

    Eve took us through her first career in marketing, and how she slowly joined the "fine, I'll do it myself club." She then spoke about her moving to Lake Tahoe and being forced to embrace a new career. We then spoke about her new business revolving around teaching. We talked about the tools she creates for teachers' time management and the courses she made for LinkedIn Learning. We brushed over the writing of her books and how she re-uses the content she produces inside the niche she built for herself.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/eveporcellohttps://www.linkedin.com/in/eveporcello/https://www.moonhighway.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

    • 43 min
    #204 Scott Ford is a software mender

    #204 Scott Ford is a software mender

    Scott's story took us from learning BASIC, C/C++, and Object PASCAL in high school to quitting jobs every seven months because it wasn't fun. Scott told us about his love for the puzzle of discovering something new; and how it took him more than ten years to realize that this was what he longed for. He then described how he created his company Corgibytes, created the "Mender" term, and has not been quitting his job every seven months since.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/mscottfordhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/mscottford/Virtual Meetup https://twitter.com/corgibyteshttps://www.slack.legacycode.rockshttps://www.legacycode.rockshttps://mendercon.com/https://www.poetryloverspage.com/poets/kipling/palace.htmlhttps://www.joelonsoftware.com/2000/04/06/things-you-should-never-do-part-i/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

    • 51 min
    #203 Jess Archer found her people in the Laravel community

    #203 Jess Archer found her people in the Laravel community

    Jess told us about the toys she disassembled (and sometimes failed to reassemble) as a kid. She then spoke about her early dabbling with HTML, discovering IF statements and PHP. We then talked about writing vs. using CMSs, creating websites, working in teams, contracting and consulting, and finally about communities and Jess's Podcast: BaseCode. And as of the publication of this show, she is now a Laravel employee.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/jessarchercodeshttps://github.com/jessarcherhttps://basecodefieldguide.com/podcast/https://www.twitter.com/gonedarkCredits
    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/subscribeBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

    • 44 min
    #202 Swizec Teller wanted to work on silicon valley blockbusters

    #202 Swizec Teller wanted to work on silicon valley blockbusters

    Swiz' told us how he discovered computers at a very early age and how the planets aligned. By the time he enrolled in a CS degree in Slovenia, he had already had multiple internships and experiences working as a software developer. He spoke about freelancing and how this led him not to finish his CS degree. He talked about how his first entrepreneurial experience took him to Silicon Valley, what he learned there (by crashing and burning his startup) and how it eventually took him where he worked for the past seven years.

    Here are the links from the show:
    https://www.twitter.com/swizechttps://swizec.com/https://serverlesshandbook.dev/https://seniormindset.com/https://blog.pragmaticengineer.com/software-engineering-salaries-in-the-netherlands-and-europe/https://swizec.com/blog/are-you-the-engineer-who-scoffs-at-high-salary-numbers/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/subscribeBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Support the show

    • 53 min

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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