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 340 | Kurt Mackey - Improvising Opportunity
1 day ago
Kurt Mackey talks with Dave Rael about Fly, family, software, business, and improvKurt Mackey ran tech for Ars Technica, then left to build compose.io (prev. MongoHQ, YC S11), which was sold to IBM. Now, he's a cofounder of Fly.io. He also does a little improv at Second City in Chicago to keep things interesting.Chapters:2:16 - Dave introduces the show and Kurt Mackey8:05 - The context, history, opportunity, and status of fly.io12:51 - Surprising user behavior13:57 - The reasons for open sourcing fly.io17:03 - Kurt's experiences with Ars Technica18:48 - The similarities and differences between building systems and building teams24:50 - Humility, business, improv, and technical talks30:46 - The tendencies of developers to undervalue themselves and Fly's equity grants to open source developers33:54 - Kurt's story of failure - family difficulties with Kurt's travel, spending time and money of distractions39:15 - Kurt's book recommendation41:57 - Kurt's top 3 tips for delivering more value45:12 - Keeping up with KurtResources:FlySecond CityDiminishing marginal utilityContent Delivery NetworkKurt on Ars TechnicaObie Fernandez on Developer On FireKurt's book recommendation:How to Win Friends & Influence People - Dale CarnegieKurt's top 3 tips for delivering more value:Get over your pride and get something out thereOptimize for success, don't try to prevent failureBuild real friendships with people who have common interests
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