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Susan took us from her maths studies to discovering C++ and deciding on following a career in computer science. We talked about her discovery of verification and functional programming and how it became her main interest. We spoke about distributed systems and how you can view organization structures through their lens as well. Here are the links f…
 
Steve took us back to primary school, where he discovered computers in form of a BBC Micro. We brushed over his early days, and how he slowly made his way toward computers with the help of certifications. Steve explained how software development was a side activity for a very long time. We then discussed interviewing and the important help of his w…
 
Emma took us from her computer science studies and start at IBM all the way to her current role at Spotify. We spoke about privileges, struggling, reality-check, playing catch-up, learning on your own. Emma told us how she chose to become an asynchronous mentor, putting ever more content out there. We finally talked about the Ladybug podcast that s…
 
Kadi placed the start of her study in her discovery of C++ during her maths & psychology studies. We then talked about her first steps in the industry and finding a job. We talked about consultancies vs. product shops. We explored her time at a startup. We discussed her discovery of communities and becoming a force multiplier. Here are the links fr…
 
Amarachi took us from her accounting studies and her dislike for the field to her first lines of code. She explained how she learned her first coding skills, and how she got a foot in the door with a first company. We then talked about communities and creating a meetup. And finally, we talked about her book "Getting started in tech," why and how it…
 
Cassidy Williams first made waves as one of Glamour's 35 Women Under 35 Who Are Changing Tech.... now she's making waves in roughly 100 different ways, including Twitter and TikTok. Join our chat with this very friendly meme-lady and dev advocate, who has a lot to say on everything from mechanical keyboards to how to stay active without getting exh…
 
Shannon took first took us toward her acting career. She told us about the highs and lows and how she realized her dreams had changed. She then told us about discovering development and the world of boot camps. She explained how she enrolled in one and became a software developer. She also told us about her current job, where Google-ing is not an o…
 
Jenn started by telling us about her discovery of web development when she was 14 years old, but also how she skipped it entirely and went to study law instead. After a few years, she felt miserable, changed jobs, and slowly came back to development. We talked about applying for jobs, mentorship, Angular 1.0, learning Javascript, theatrical perform…
 
Helen's journey started with a "classical" computer science degree at the end of the 90s but took a sharp turn toward technical writing. Helen told us the horror story of her first development job. We discussed her misconceptions about technical writing and what it became for her. We talked about advocating for the users and why in 2020, she accept…
 
Grace took us on her journey, from IBM to IBM, via her biology studies. We talked about loving computer science but choosing to follow a different path. We talked about changing careers, feeling like an imposter, playing catch-up (too much), and finally finding a sweet spot by combining two fields. We finally talked about reactive systems and how G…
 
Catalin Pit is a technical writer, YouTuber and tweeter of knowledge. He's known for his writing and tutorials, but he also has a great ability to speak candidly about being a developer and what's happening in the community. In this episode, we cover his experiences as a technical writer (including a lot of tips to help anyone else who wants to sta…
 
Sandra took us from her first computer and attempts at circumventing her parent's restrictions, all the way to her current job as a developer advocate at Microsoft. We talked about her studies, hackathons, communities, conferences, mentorship, startup world, gender-discriminations, embracing the unexpected, and finding your professional, sweet spot…
 
In this episode, Layla took us on a wild ride, which started... on horseback. She told us the story of her first career as a horse-riding teacher and fitness coach, followed by her pilates and personal coaching business story. But Layla also described how software development slowly but surely entered her life during all this time. Finally, she tol…
 
Mark first told us how computers and programming entered his childhood and left him to study musicology instead. We then talked about how working with people with disabilities made him long for some technical solutions to help them. We discussed how he then re-learned web technologies and mustered the courage to apply as a developer. He told us one…
 
Tim Bourguignon is a Chief Learning Officer as well as a podcast host, which means he not only has plenty to say... he also says it in a radio voice. Join us as we talk about what it means to be a mentor as well as some of the many tips and insights Tim has come across during his time as a mentor and podcast host. Also, brief mentions of D&D. Learn…
 
Russ took us from his first type in programs and stubbornness all the way to his new venture, Reliably. We spoke about his studies, UML, his love for writing. We talked about being curious and creating a startup. Finally, we talked about chaos engineering, the chaos toolkit, and how Russ created a business out of this passion! Here are the links fr…
 
On this episode of DevTalk I speak to Jim Bennett about getting started with IoT on Azure. Links: IoT for beginners IoT for beginners episode of the IoT Show IoT hub IoT Central IoT Learning Paths on Microsoft Learn Edge Impulse Episode 19: Developing IoT solutions with Microsoft Azure. With Vitaliy Slepakov…
 
Amir took us way back into his first "decade," when he discovered computers, programming, and eventually Linux. We explored his curiosity and what he took out of his 4 jobs. We discussed customer-centricity, machine-learning, leadership principles, and running meetings. We finally made a deeper dive into his current job at Pinecone and what the com…
 
We're back with season 2 of Untold Developer Stories, the podcast where we talk with popular developers to uncover the stories and tips you never knew. This time we're here with Linda Liukas, the children's book author, mediocre programmer (her words!!) and winner of like 15 awards, including Technology Playmaker of the Year 2019 and Forbes Top 50 …
 
Ryan told us about his first love for exercise and the outdoors. Then he described how he rationally chose to embrace software development and almost failed at it. We talked about the two boot camps he studied at, what he learned, and how it felt to enter the software industry for the second time. We talked about mentorship, teaching, experiential …
 
Kara took us from her ballet studies and first career in PR to her front-end development Bootcamp. We discussed learning styles and growing into a new industry. We then talked about interviewing and teamwork. We finally talked in length about how teams are structured at CrowdStrike, remote work, and leadership. Here are the links from the show: htt…
 
Shahid took us from his desire to create drugs all the way to his new developer job in New Zealand. We spoke about his Ph.D., changing careers, discovering computers (again), making your hobby into your day job, applying, interviewing, user groups and communities, and changing jobs during a pandemic. Here are the links from the show: Twitter https:…
 
Clare took us on a wild ride in and out of software engineering. She told us all about her vulnerabilities, doubts, and questionings and her needs, desires, and aspirations. She gave us the full experience of searching for what she could be good at while surfing on her imposter syndrome, feeling that she hadn't had success in her professional life,…
 
Sandra took us from her selling newspapers to pay for her first computer, to her becoming a freelancer. We talked about her studies in Germany. We brushed over Quality Assurance and her testing mindset. We explored her community involvement and how she became a JavaChampion. We finally talked about Freelancing and... sailing away. Here are the link…
 
Anand took us from his love for math and puzzles to his management career. First, we brushed over how he discovered that our industry has more roles than just "programmer." Then, we talked about his first job as a QA-Expert and how that influenced the way he approaches problems nowadays. Next, we talked about internships and setting people up for s…
 
Cliff took us from his apprenticeship at Ford to his love for Xamarin and IoT. But on the way, he told us about his love for flying. First, he told us how he became a pilot flying a Boeing 787. Then, we spoke about how he created a side business as a developer by making the most out of his jet lag and a dent in the 3D printing business. Here are th…
 
Shawn took us along on his transition from his very well-paid trading job to his career as a developer. We talked about re-using your skills, boot camps, the power of networks, #LearnInPublic, motivation, and much more. Here are the links from the show: Shawn on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/swyx Pickup What they Put Down Essay http://swyx.io/PUW…
 
Chris took us from playing on his first C64 to his bachelor of arts in ceramics and back to web development. We talked about the different positions he held along the way and how they slowly but surely led him toward web development. We brushed over the creation and recreation of CSS-Tricks, learning in the open and what a good day looks like! Here…
 
Ryan took us over his atypical journey, proudly working for 3 companies over the span of 22 years. First, he told us about his young love for programming in the 80s and how programming completely left his life until the mid-90s. Next, he told us about his art and city planning studies and how this led him back to graphic design and HTML. We then to…
 
Leticia took us from her job in oceanography to her current software engineering role at Stripe. She described how Python changed her life, or to be more accurate, how the Brasilian Python community changed her life. We talked about learning, sharing, writing, and knowing yourself. We talked about mentorship and helping others. What a story! Here a…
 
Bryan took us back to his first Commodore Vic20, the first lines of code he wrote. We spoke about languages and choosing the right tool for the job. We discussed organizing your work and life. We spoke about coaching, behavior skills, and ego. Bryan dropped one useful piece of advice after the other. Don't miss it! Here are the links from the show:…
 
Caitlyn's developer career started just a few years ago when she dropped her career selling beer and enrolled in a software development boot camp. Caitlyn told us that story and how she got her first and second jobs. We talked about learning, conferences & public speaking. We talked about asking, working in the open, and the book she is writing abo…
 
Miguel has been learning by making things. This is pretty much his whole story. Pick an idea and learn from it. Want to learn something? Find an itch to scratch. And he is very prolific. And he is becoming very successful at it. Here are the links from the show: Miguel on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/m1guelpf Miguel's Homepage https://miguelpied…
 
From the early 90s to 2001, Darko's only computer was a C64, and he loved it. We talked about how his life changed when he got a 486, how he didn't become a developer per se. How his SysAdmin jobs slowly but surely took him toward AWS, and finally, how his path inside AWS lead him to Developer Advocacy. Here are the links from the show: Darko on Tw…
 
This week, I try a new concept: telling you a developer story out of its context. This time I tell you a story of a machine interface problem I couldn't figure out 12 years ago. Let me know how you find this format, reach out on Twitter @timothep, or per email info@devjourney.info Credits Campfire sound by Den Chykut licensed CC BY Your host is Tim…
 
Bert took us from his first C64, all the way to his community work with the NLJUG. We talked about learning on the job and saying "YES" to everything. Getting involved with a community, giving back, enjoying volunteer work, finding topics to talk about, and much more. Here are the links from the show: Bert on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/bjschri…
 
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