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 288 | Rachel Smith - Connecting and Delivering
2 days ago
Rachel Smith talks with Dave Rael about working remotely, speaking at conferences, connecting with people, and delivering in multiple waysRachel is a Software Engineer at CodePen. Her interest in web animation led her to pursue an award-winning career in the advertising industry, building digital experiences for big brands. After being an avid user of CodePen she transitioned to a Product Engineer position at the company and now works on improving the Software that enables other people to create their own web animations. She currently works across the full stack at CodePen but specializes in the Front End and is leading the Product's move from jQuery to React. Rachel recently relocated from the USA back to her home country, Australia where she lives with the lights of her life: her husband Andy and dog Indy.Chapters:3:03 - Dave introduces the show and Rachel Smith4:25 - Rachel's thoughts on feelings of inadequacy and being an imposter9:04 - Rachel's origin in web animation and path into more general software development14:40 - Rachel's experience with computer engineering in school17:58 - Rachel's diverse set of places she has lived and worked and working remotely20:38 - Finding a dream job, the value of conferences, and the value for connecting with people23:39 - Difficulty with speaking at conference and using it as a hack to connect26:17 - Rachel's story of failure - visibly taking down a feature30:12 - Rachel's success story - identifying a need for project management and executing on it to fix a dysfunctional project
Episodes of This Show
6 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