Developer On Fire
About This Show
Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 220 | John Baluka - Fully Engaged
2 days ago
John Baluka talks with Dave Rael about business and software, presence in daily activity, the power of mastermind groups, and creating useful contentJohn has been developing software with the Microsoft stack for 20+ years. For most of the last 10 years, John has been a sub-contractor, business owner, and a dad. John enjoys researching and applying new technologies to real world examples.Chapters:0:45 - Dave introduces the show and John Baluka2:46 - John's business emphasis6:41 - Becoming fearless8:39 - John and subcontracting12:14 - John's experiences with Visual Basic and moving to C# - "It's okay to be a beginner"14:48 - The things that "light John up"18:01 - Becoming a speaker and creating content22:16 - Parallels between business and producing content - testing an audience to see if there is interest23:48 - John's story of failure - getting in too deep on borrowed funds26:15 - John's success story - delivering consistently, code generation that made life easier28:14 - How John stays current with what he needs to know31:39 - John's family33:35 - Getting better at presence37:19 - John's book recommendatons39:53 - The things that have John most excited
Rated 5 out of
Great listen for all developers
I highly recommend you listen to each episode of "Developer on Fire". Dave Rael does a great job of keeping each interview on point and not too long. Each of the guests has a great point or story that I find myself reflecting on from moments in my past, present and what I want my future to be. Really glad I found this podcast and I'm a constant listener now.
Date published: 2015-09-26