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 255 | Aja Hammerly - Fun Pink Dinosaur
2 days ago
Aja Hammerly talks with Dave Rael about having a sense of humor, working for Google, mental health, productive environments, and taking care of yourselfAja lives in Seattle where she is a Developer Advocate at Google and a member of the Seattle Ruby Brigade. Her favorite languages are Ruby and Prolog. She also loves working with large piles of data. In her free time she enjoys skiing, cooking, knitting, and long coding sessions on the beach.Chapters:2:43 - Dave introduces the show and Aja Hammerly4:26 - Working for Google7:44 - Aja and blogging9:39 - "You are not your code"14:39 - Aja's perspective on diversity in tech20:41 - Mental health24:18 - Burnout27:09 - Advice for dealing with situations not ideal for whole human prosperity and finding delight29:53 - Aja's experience in QA33:42 - How Aja got started in software36:46 - Aja's story of failure - corrupting a production database41:29 - Aja's success story - identifying a major integration problem and convincing teams of its reality and urgency and ultimately shipping44:57 - How Aja stays current with what she needs to know46:51 - Aja's book recommendation49:26 - Aja's top 3 tips doe delivering more value
Episodes of This Show
5 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