My Life For The Code
By Shawn Rakowski
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In this weekly podcast, Shawn Rakowski chats with everyday software developers about the work and projects they are passionate about with the hopes of inspiring other developers to find something they too can get excited about. You'll hear stories of their first experiences programming, the highs and lows they have had as a developer, and what they are excited about today. You'll also hear tips and tricks for making you an all around better software developer.
||CleanEpisode 23: The Learning Path with Kevin O'Shaughnessy||In this episode I interview Kevin O'Shaughnessy. Kevin is a senior Web developer based in the UK. Kevin runs a blog at www.zombiecodekill.com and is also a regular guest blogger at Simple Programmer and Outlier Developer. He believes in continuous...||4/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Telling a Story with Isaac Smolund||In this episode I try something a little different and interview someone who is at the start of their career. My guest, Isaac Smolund, is a recent Computer Science graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris who just started a full time job...||4/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Coding With Empathy with Pavneet Singh Saund||In this episode I interview Pavneet Singh Saund. Pavneet is a web developer and team lead, currently working for a leading european e-commerce player, Komplett Group. He has a passion for creating solutions that make users' lives easier through...||4/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Out of the Bubble with Derek Comartin||In this episode I interview Derek Comartin. Derek is a software developer working professionally since the late 90's. His experience spans product development, professional services and in-house enterprise development. He's written software for a...||3/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Evolving as a Developer, Web vs Native, Frameworks as Prescription Drugs, and a Whole Lot More with Scott Nimrod||In this episode I interview Scott Nimrod. Scott Nimrod is fascinated with software craftsmanship. He has been practicing software development since 2003. He's a thriving entrepreneur, software consultant, and he blogs. He focuses on native application..||3/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Concurrency and More with Stephen Cleary||In this episode I interview Christian, husband, father, Microsoft MVP, and author of th Concurrency in C# Cookbook Stephen Cleary. Stephen and I discuss various topics around concurrency including Async and Await, Reactive Extensions, and...||10/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Saying Goodbye to XBLIG with George Clingerman||In this episode I interview father, husband, software developer, former Microsoft MVP, and game development hobbyist George Clingerman. George was one of the most respected individuals in the XNA/Xbox Live Indie Games community. In light of...||10/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15: Data, Neuroscience, and Maker Culture with Arthur Doler||In this episode I interview software engineer, maker, and data dabbler Arthur Doler. Arthur and I discuss his interests in data analysis, neuroscience, maker culture, and much more. Mentioned in the Show: Previous episode with Nate...||10/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: The Simple Programmer with John Sonmez||In this episode I interview the founder of Simple Programmer, John Sonmez. John is, among other things, a developer, author, Pluralsight author, speaker, entrepreneur, and life coach for software developers. John and I discuss how he got started in...||9/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: The Software Gardener with Nicholas Tuck||In this episode I interview web developer, agile enthusiast, and software gardener Nicholas Tuck. Nick and I discuss the meaning of "software gardener", his experience with agile development methodologies, running a successful meetup, methods to make...||9/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Escaping Dark Matter with Jay DeBoer||In this episode I interview father, husband, and software developer Jay DeBoer. Jay and I discuss how he got started programming, shiny object syndrome, high and low moments in his career, starting a blog, foster parenting, and much...||9/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Topgun, Prism, Aurelia, and More With Brian Noyes||In this episode I interview CTO and Co-founder of Solliance, Microsoft Regional Director, MVP, and Pluralsight Author Brian Noyes. Brian and I discuss how he got his start in the industry while working in the Navy. We also discuss Brian's...||9/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: In the Community with Sarah "sadukie" Dutkiewicz||In this episode I interview wife to an awesome IT guy, mom, .NET MVP, independent consultant, author, speaker, and conference organizer Sarah Dutkiewicz, aka sadukie. Sarah and I discuss the various ways that she is involved with the...||8/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: Open Sourcing Mental Illness with Ed Finkler||In this episode I interview dad, developer, FOSS nerd, and mental health advocate Ed Finkler, aka Funkatron. We discuss his Open Sourcing Mental Illness speaking campaign, a campaign with the aim of changing how we talk about mental illness in...||8/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: The Developer on Fire with Dave Rael||In this episode I interview father, husband, architect, developer, ambitious Sith apprentice, and the host of the Developer on Fire podcast, Dave Rael. We discuss Dave's blossoming podcast, his dedication to his family, his passion for optimizing...||8/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: A Glimpse Into the Life of Nik Molnar||In this episode I interview software developer, Pluralsight author, New Yorker, and proud new father Nik Molnar. For the past few years Nik has been working heavily on Glimpse, a tool that shows ASP.NET server side concerns in the...||8/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: From Fearful to Fearless through TDD with Darren Cauthon||In this episode I interview programmer, entrepreneur, open source developer, and Pluralsight author Darren Cauthon. We discuss how Darren went from a fearful programmer to a fearless programmer by adopting TDD. We also discuss Darren's move from...||8/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Launching the Code Bootcamp of South Dakota with Josh Stroschein||In this episode I interview freelance developer, entrepreneur, and security geek Josh Stroschein. Josh is the co-founder of SD Code Bootcamp, a 10 week intensive training program that focuses on web development. Josh is also an instructor at Dakota...||7/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Changing Jobs, Wantrepreneurship, and More with Phillip Napieralski||In this episode I interview software developer, piano enthusiast, and wantrepreneur Phillip Napieralski. We discuss Phillip's recent job change, his many entrepreneurial projects, hist passion for the piano, and more. Mentioned in the...||7/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: TDD, Professionalism, and More With Nate Taylor||In this episode I interview husband, dad, software developer, and conference speaker Nate Taylor. We discuss Nate's career and his passion for test driven development, professionalism, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Mentioned in the...||7/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Big Data Niche, Pluralsight, Family, and more with Thomas Henson||In this episode I interview Hadoop developer, Pluralsight author, and family man Thomas Henson. Thomas discusses the finding his niche in big data, the difficulties of becoming a Pluralsight author, wisdom about juggling a side hustle with family...||7/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: RabbitMQ, C64, Fasting and More With Derick Bailey||In this episode I speak with entrepreneur, developer, blogger, speaker, and screen caster Derick Bailey. Derick discusses his "Hello World" moment on the Commodore 64, his philosophy on software development, low moments in his career, the release of...||6/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Life For The Code Sneak Peek||In this sneak peek I share a few clips from the first 4 episodes of the My Life For The Code podcast. Music used in the episode:"Wallpaper" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution...||6/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Life For The Code Podcast Launch Promo||A New Podcast Launching June 29th 2015||6/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast has changed my life! Keep pumping those episodes out!
Encouraging and enlightening.
Being a software developer, it is really interesting to hear how what other peoples stories are. Shawn and his guests expose me to new ideas, patterns and frameworks, which just make be better at what I do. Thanks for all the work you put into this.
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