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Building a career as a Software Engineer is hard. Once a week, I share a conversation with an industry veteran about their career successes and stumbling blocks. Whether you're trying to break into the industry, fighting with imposter syndrome, or just trying to take the next big step in your career, you'll benefit from hearing how successful engineers have triumphed and failed in their careers. Learn more: www.devpath.fm
 
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Kate Taggart is an Engineering Manager at Stripe, they come from a very abstract and technical background, which was interesting for me as a self-taught developer. Kate covered their own experiences as an individual contributor and as a manager, comparing and contrasting the two for my benefit. It's probably important to note that I interviewed Kat…
 
Charity Majors is the CTO of Honeycomb.io, and has spent a career deep in tech. We talked at length about her struggles and strategies for growth and the challenging transition from individual contributor to manager and leader. Charity is an incredibly authentic and open individual and I feel very lucky to have had the opportunity to chat with her.…
 
Jason Lengstorf is a Developer Advocate, and at the time of this recording, he was heading up the learning team for Gatsby. During this interview, Jason and I cover his background and his experiences learning to lead. Near the end of the conversation, Jason shares his take of the differences between management and leadership.Jason's internet home: …
 
Ben Halpern is best known for building the DEV community, centered around https://dev.to. During our conversation, we talked about his journey from marketer to developer and from developer to founder. Ben shared with me why he uses the title Webmaster and a little bit about his upbringing and unique world-view.Ben's Incredible Website: http://benha…
 
Laurie Barth is a mathematician turned Software Engineer. She is known for giving a ton of excellent talks and sharing her opinions about software development online. We got the change to talk about her start in tech, her transition from a tangential field, and her journey into speaking about her career at conferences.Laurie on Twitter: https://twi…
 
Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer, blogger, and speaker who I've been following on Twitter for quite a while. In our conversation we cover her experience transitioning into the software industry, dealing with imposter syndrome, and the struggles she has experienced growing into a leadership role.You can find more about Molly on Twitt…
 
Chris is the creator and CEO of GoRails, a site that hosts his Ruby and Ruby on Rails screencasts. Chris is also an Open Source developer and a well-known content creator. He co-hosts the Remote Ruby podcast. In our conversation we talk about Chris' start in Open Source, the value of learning in the open, and his strategies for learning new skills.…
 
Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are the authors of The Pragmatic Programmers, one of the most influential software engineering books of all time. Andy and Dave are also original members of the agile movement and have been writing code for several decades. They are programmers.Andy and Dave's internet home: https://pragprog.com/…
 
Cassidy Williams is a Senior Software Engineer at CodePen. Before joining CodePen, Cassidy worked at a ton of different companies ranging from startups to Amazon. During the interview, we talk about her journey from beginner to senior and Cassidy shares her own strategies for growing as an engineer.Cassidy on the internet: https://twitter.com/cassi…
 
Tung Nguyen runs BoltOps, an AWS consultancy, and is the former VP of Engineering for Bleacher Report. Tung grew with Bleacher Report from the first hire to leading the engineering team, during our conversation we talk about that journey and about the differences now that he works independently.Tung's internet home: https://www.boltops.com/…
 
Justin Hennessy is a Vice President of Engineering at Neto E-Commerce Solutions in Australia. Justin has been an engineering doer and facilitator for two decades and has developed expertise in mentoring other engineers. During this interview, Justin and I discuss his own experience as an engineer and how that experience helps him to be a more effec…
 
Vaidehi is a Staff Software Engineer at Tilde and creator of content series like BaseCS and BaseDS. She has built a career around educating others while building software. Vadehi and I discuss her experiences transitioning from a writing career, stepping into the dev community spotlight, and her strategies for self-improvement. Vaidehi's internet h…
 
Jason is a freelance software engineer and an expert on Ruby testing. He hosts the Ruby Testing podcast, writes technical books, teaches other developers, and is on a mission to build businesses with his technical skillset. During our talk, Jason shared his expertise in seeking new ways to increase your income as a developer and revealed his own ex…
 
Ali Spittel is a Developer Advocate at Dev.to and spent a portion of her career teaching new web developers at General Assembly. She has a ton of valuable experience when it comes to teaching others and getting involved in the community. Ali shares a lot of great content on Dev.to and on Twitter, where she has continued to develop her expertise as …
 
Geshan Manandhar is a Senior Software Engineer with experience working in a number of different countries including Nepal, U.A.E., and Australia. He has been blogging and sharing his expertise for over a decade. Our conversation covers the usual subjects like leveling up and dealing with imposter syndrome, but we also dig into Geshan's experience w…
 
Avdi is a prolific Ruby developer with deep ties to the community. A well-known speaker and educator, he created Ruby Tapas and has led a successful career as a consultant. Avdi shared his experiences with imposter syndrome and talked about the importance of acknowledging privilege where it exists in the software industry.Avdi's internet home: http…
 
Emma is an engineer at LogMeIn, the founder of Coding Coach, and a writer. She's currently living in Germany and sharing tons of great content on Twitter. Our conversation focuses on her early career and her foray into writing for an audience.Emma's internet home: https://twitter.com/EmmaBostianNeat thing Emma is making: codingcoach.io…
 
Nick Janetakis is an educator and developer in the DevOps space. He creates extremely high-quality content and courses that have enabled significant growth in his freelance career. Our discussion covers building confidence and the truth about being an expert.Nick's internet home: https://nickjanetakis.com and https://twitter.com/nickjanetakis…
 
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