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 245 | BJ Burns - Lead To Learn
4 days ago
BJ Burns talks with Dave Rael about learning to write software, mentors, teaching, podcasting, and helping others
BJ Burns is a full-stack developer with the State of Tennessee building API’s in .NET and doing some work on the front end with AngularJS. Occasionally he writes some HTML and CSS. With his mentor Will Gant he host Complete Developer Podcast and hosts a monthly meet up group called Developer Launchpad. Each month he writes a new challenge for the group. BJ became interested in IoT when he was given an Arduino starter kit for my birthday. Since then he has added a Raspberry Pi 2 Model B and Zero to his collection.
Outside of computers he enjoys riding my motorcycle, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing. He gets on his Xbox 360 as often as possible, though that is less and less these days. He's also an avid bibliophile to the point that he listen to Audible when driving. That is when not listening to one of his favorite podcasts. During the holiday season he has been known to dye his beard white and dress in a red suit for family events and photo shoots.
Chapters:0:45 - Dave introduces the show and BJ Burns4:12 - BJ, the teacher5:29 - BJ's story of using software as a way to deal with life's difficulty and discovering a career12:48 - How Will Gant became BJ's mentor14:59 - The origin of BJ, the podcaster, and how the Complete Developer Podcast was born17:33 - Podcasting influencers20:19 - What BJ has learned from being a podcaster22:24 - BJ's career as a software developer - getting a job, converting from contract to full-time and dealing with recruiters
Episodes of This Show
7 days ago
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