This Developer's Life 1.04 - Being Mean
I blogged a few weeks ago about a new developer podcast called "This Developer's Life" spearheaded by Rob Conery. If you've listened, you may have noticed that I've been on the last three shows. Rob and I have officially teamed up and are working on this show together. I love working with Rob (he worked for me for a minute during his time at Microsoft) and we're non-technical creative collaborators on this wonderful venture.
Between us, we'll bring you stories from the mouths of real people, some you know and some you don't.
Over the last month, lots has happened, including some interesting, but friendly, calls with the This American Life folks. They've given us tacit approval to use the "This Developer's Life" name, but they reserve the option to ask us to change it later. A very reasonable agreement as we're clearly a "tribute band" in a niche area, and we appreciate their patience!
We just released episode 1.0.4, but as I assume most of you haven't stumbled on our little show, here's the last four episodes of http://thisdeveloperslife.com.
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1.0.4 - Being Mean.
What makes people mean in our industry? What about aggressive? Confident? What's the difference? Would you rather have a drill sergeant for a boss, or a zen master? We talk to Cyra Richardson and Giles Bowkett.
1.0.3 - Problems.
How do you solve problems as a developer? How do you tackle issues that seem completely unsolvable - as an individual or on a team? Mike Moore, Javier Lozano, Tamar Cohen and trouble.
1.0.2 - Fame.
Is fame useful for a developer? Should you make a plan and become Internet Famous? Is there value and how does notoriety happen? John Sheehan joins me in the storytelling.
1.0.1 - Getting Fired.
It eventually happens to everyone. The real question is, how do you deal with it when it happens to you? Oren Eini and Sara Chipps explore and share.