29 episodes

Stories about developers and their lives.

This Developer's Life Rob Conery and Scott Hanselman

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 211 Ratings

Stories about developers and their lives.

    5.0.2 Reboot

    5.0.2 Reboot

    Life is long. A series of chapters as you move from one scene to the next. Childhood, becoming a young adult, possibly a parent at some point, and more.

    But how much more? We talk to two people who are well into their later chapters. Scott talks to Lawrence Lockhart about reinventing yourself well into midlife. Rob talks to his mom, who, in her early 80s, was far from her final chapter.

    Lawrence Lockhart

    * LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencelockhart/]
    * Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/lawrencedcodes/]
    * TikTok [https://www.tiktok.com/@lawrencedlockhart]


    * Whipping the Horse's Eyes [https://open.spotify.com/track/3XTHhAKPzYOWq6YDJ5Tvlq] - Calexico
    * Yin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man), [https://open.spotify.com/track/58YQv37StqKeoRTYf1pX1K] Instrumental - Love and Rockets
    * Spy Always Dies Alone [https://pixabay.com/users/23117649-23117649/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=93740], 23117649
    * Oleksandr Stepanov [https://pixabay.com/users/penguinmusic-24940186/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=12641]
    * Yrii Semchyshyn [https://pixabay.com/users/coma-media-24399569/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=21275]
    * NiN, Ghosts [https://www.nin.com/music/ghosts/]

    • 51 min
    5.0.1 Voice

    5.0.1 Voice

    What do you do when your voice gains an audience? Do you rattle cages or open doors? That's what we talk about in this episode.

    Scott talks to Anjuan Simmons about the power of lending your privilege [https://anjuansimmons.com/talks/lending-privilege/], lifting people up by getting out of the way.

    Rob talks to April Edwards [https://peeifyouwanttogofaster.com/] about being an ally, listening, and shutting up. April's blog post about her health battle can be found here [https://peeifyouwanttogofaster.com/2023/02/16/battles-from-a-female-triathlete-when-your-body-fails-you/].


    The music used for this show is shared, kindly, by the following artists - our thanks to them!

    * Zakhar Dziubenko [https://pixabay.com/users/rockot-1947599/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=173066]
    * SPMusic [https://pixabay.com/users/spmusic-34490764/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=173410]
    * OctoSound [https://pixabay.com/users/octosound-39205072/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=172670]
    * Alexi Action [https://pixabay.com/users/alexiaction-26977400/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=126735]
    * Nine Inch Nails [https://www.nin.com/music/ghosts/](as always)
    * Praz Khanal [https://pixabay.com/users/prazkhanal-24653570/?utm_source=link-attribution&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=music&utm_content=169039]

    • 42 min
    4.0.1 Faith

    4.0.1 Faith

    How does our Faith drive us? Do you have Faith in yourself and your abilities, and how do you know you're on the right path? In this episode of This Developer's Life we offer you two stories. 

    Rob has packed up his family and is travelling the world. He talks about his Faith in his children, recorded in a small town in Greece. 

    Then we talk to Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo, aka Sammus, about her crisus of Faith. She's juggling getting a PhD from Cornell while her side career as a musician is starting to take off. Which path is the right path?

    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - Mae Jemison
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - No Hands
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - The Father
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - 1080p
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - Pity Party
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - Success
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - Power Ups
    * Sammus [https://sammusmusic.bandcamp.com/music] - Cybernetic Armor

    • 1 hr 3 min
    3.0.2 Space

    3.0.2 Space

    In this episode of This Developer's Life we ask the hard questions about space. Why aren't we on Mars? Why haven't we gone back to the moon? We talk to Paul Lutus, Dan Bricklin, Tamar Cohen, and hear from Ray Bradbury.

    Scott and Rob have not yet gone to space and don't understand why. In this episode of This Developer's Life we ask the hard questions about space. Why aren't we on Mars? Why haven't we gone back to the moon? We talk to Paul Lutus, Dan Bricklin, Tamar Cohen, and hear from Ray Bradbury.


    Thank you to Jeff Goldsmith [http://www.theqandapodcast.com/2012/06/ray-bradbury-q.html], maker of the free storytelling app Backstory [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/backstory/id521967972?mt=8], for allowing us to use his recording of Ray Bradbury from Comic-Con 2010.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    3.0.1 Cancer

    3.0.1 Cancer

    Big thanks from both my wife and myself for the outpouring of support after our Cancer announcement [http://www.hanselman.com/blog/Cancer.aspx]. Last year was a long year and the Cancer part of the year was particularly long.

    We were very private about the whole thing and waited to tell anyone until we knew we were mostly OK. However, to my surprise, the day of the diagnosis my wife, who has never shown much interested in podcasting announced "I want to record an audio Cancer Diary. Can you do that?"

    So we did.

    We honestly didn't know if we were going to publish this when we started but after a month of editing late into the night, we are.

    This episode of This Developer's Life takes a half year of our lives and many, many hours of audio and turns it into a single hour show that Mo and I are happy to share it with you today.

    I hope you enjoy the show and that you and yours are, and remain, healthy.


    The music tracks this week are used under Creative Commons. Please check out our friends on SoundCloud.

    * Xinbi [https://soundcloud.com/xinbi/elysian-rain] - Elysian Rain
    * Ian Redfield Music [https://soundcloud.com/irmproductions/thoughtful-violin] - Thoughtful Violin (2010)
    * Yogi Music [https://soundcloud.com/yogimusic/loung-house-sample?in=scott-hanselman/sets/tdl-c] - Stuff
    * Lunova Labs [https://soundcloud.com/lunova/la-vie-ft-olivia-lee?in=scott-hanselman/sets/tdl-c] - La Vie
    * Jéan-Paul D. Jackson [https://soundcloud.com/jeanpauljackson/mimi] - Mimi
    * SlightWhiteRabbit [https://soundcloud.com/slightlywhiterabbit/relax-1] - Relax1
    * Seven Lions [https://soundcloud.com/owslaofficial/seven-lions-days-to-come] - Days to Come
    * itsjakez [https://soundcloud.com/itsjakez/cancer] - Cancer

    • 1 hr 3 min
    2.0.9 Drama

    2.0.9 Drama

    Where does drama come from? How do we react to it? How much drama can be created by simple semicolon? This week we explore The Great Semicolon Affair.

    * Peter Cooper [https://twitter.com/peterc] Friendly publisher, programmer and author
    * Derick Bailey [https://twitter.com/derickbailey]Consultant and aspiring microprenuer
    * H. Alan Stevens [https://twitter.com/alanstevens] Father, Geek & Speaker
    * Dave Ward [https://twitter.com/encosia] Software developer focusing on jQuery and web application usability.
    * Sara Chipps [https://twitter.com/sarajchipps] Just a girl, standing in front of a compiler, asking it to love her.
    * Tenderlove [https://twitter.com/tenderlove] When I'm not trimming my beard, I'm hanging out with my lady.


    The music tracks this week are either Creative Commons from Magnatune or 30 - 60 seconds snips used as Fair Use.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
211 Ratings

211 Ratings

Joshjmack ,

Nailed the feeling of TAL

As a young dev this podcast is amazing insight into what the future may hold. Rob Connor offers a fantastic perspective, great interview guest, and the accompanying music offers the right emotion to tell the story with added sensation. I truly feel connected to the people in this podcast by the way the host humanizes them, even though they are highly skilled and experienced. The storytelling breaks everything down into bite-sized chunks of humanity that we can all, even non-developers, relate to.

Seanu13 ,

Favorite Podcast

I just started listening to developer podcasts and this is by far my favorite. I hope y'all get back to making regular episodes. I'm assuming you stopped because Rob has been traveling. Keep it up guys!

TheListeningDeveloper ,

Funny and informative

This is a great podcast not only for dev folks, but even non-dev folks. The content, the music, and the banter between Scott and Rob are really funny.

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