Building You Podcast

Building You Podcast

By Jon Freeman
Everything beyond the code.™ The Building You podcast is about those key skills you need to nurture if you want to be a great engineer and not just a skilled engineer.
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Ep 8 - Bertram Lansiquot - Recruiters are not evil Amway shill'ers :)
Bertram Lansiquot joins the podcast this week, explaining how a recruiter can help you tune up your resume and find that perfect opportunity.  Expect to see more of Bertram on the show - we have a great conversation and dispell some of the myths of recruiters in IT and Software Engineering. Video Version: https://youtu.be/P65Rxpox2Zk Audio Podcast Links:  https://buildingyoupodcast.com/ep8/ You can reach Bertram at bertram@renowntalent.com Renown Tube is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHQIyboBP8ZiglTpxK8tj8Q Audio Credits:   YouTube Audio Library
53:27
February 16, 2020
Ep 7 - Ross Hughes - Leadership, Agile & Scrum
Ross Hughes, a managing partner of Trail Ridge Consulting ( http://www.trailridge.team ) gives us a small view into the world of Agile, Scrum, and their special blend of training which targets organizational leaders as a key driver of change.  Ross shares some great insights into teams, team development, learning styles, and how to survive in a scrum environment in 2020 and beyond. Upcoming Events: https://trailridge.team/engage-with-us/events/
1:07:21
February 9, 2020
Ep 6 - Todd Ward - Dev Ops and Emotional Intelligence
Todd Ward has built entire network operations centers, though I believe his most impressive achievement is his personal journey and growth over the years.  Todd completely changed the culture in our IT department through a tireless desire to do the right thing, assist his colleagues with their needs, and applying Dev Ops principles. We speak a little about The Unicorn Project, a book by Gene Kim about Dev Ops: https://amzn.to/37PEeqB If you'd like to join us in reading the book, pick it up and check back in about 8 weeks for our show on this great book. If you have a comment, thought, or suggestion - feel free to submit it via the link at https://anchor.fm/buildingyou
52:23
February 2, 2020
Ep 5 - Jean Seely - Data Privacy @ Microsoft
Jean Seely joins us this week to discuss data privacy, being a woman in technology and shares a couple of skills she says helped her get ahead in her career.  We wrap our conversation up with the lightning round, a new segment for our guests.  Do you have questions about data privacy, GDPR, or being a woman in technology - feel free to ask by clicking the "Message" option on https://Anchor.fm/BuildingYou Thanks Jean for joining us. You can reach her on LinkedIn or Jean@JeanSeely.com. The book Jean mentioned, "Privacy Blueprint" is available at Amazon.
37:54
January 26, 2020
Ep 4 - Building Great Teams by Jon Freeman
In this week's episode, I speak about the steps necessary to create highly effective teams.  There are three major sections - my #1 trait that successful teams all share, the simple analogy that you can measure team structure effectiveness against, and the 55-year-old model that explains how teams develop in stages.
39:16
January 20, 2020
Ep 3 - George Ortiz - Getting back up after you fall
George Ortiz is a dynamic software engineer who has successfully made the switch to Product Manager now at Facebook.  George takes us through the challenges he faced on the way to improving his career and lessons he's learned in software engineering. I won't spoil the show, but he literally FELL into software development as a career when he had different plans originally.  To connect with George - visit http://grgortiz.me or find him on Twitter at @grgortiz
59:48
January 12, 2020
Ep 2 - Eric Gilchrist - Job interviewing, front end technology, and switching careers
Eric Gilchrist takes us through his background of learning front-end engineering and what it's been like to interview at Microsoft, Amazon, and other companies.  He's an up-and-coming software engineer with a contract ending in early Feb 2020, so if you want to nab him feel free to reach out at the contact details below.  Let him know you heard his podcast episode please! gil.ericp@gmail.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-gilchrist-6379183a/ Eric mentioned the YouTube channel "Fun Fun Functions" available at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO1cgjhGzsSYb1rsB4bFe4Q Also, randomly, here is the article on the AIM 65 computer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AIM-65
45:22
January 2, 2020
Ep 1 - Paul Grizzaffi - QA Automation, Leadership, and Goal Alignment
Episode 1 of Building You Podcast with Guest Paul Grizzaffi Paul is a thought leader and Principal Automation Architect with Magenic.  Paul drops serious gold here about QA Automation and is a must listen to expert on setting up your automation program and picking your tools. Paul's automation blog is at:  https://responsibleautomation.wordpress.com/
52:41
December 30, 2019
Trailer - Everything Beyond the Code™
I'm setting the table for what the Building You Podcast (BYP) is all about.   It's not another software engineering podcast, it's a podcast for software engineers.  It's everything that you need to know about being successful in your software engineering journey without getting bogged down in the details of how to code.  It aimed at every level of the software engineering organizational chart - from new grads, career changers, to up and coming engineers, to managers and leaders in organizations that want to grow beyond the status quo. In just a few short weeks I've interviewed several influential minds in software.  These are people that I respect greatly for their unique perspectives and thought leadership in their field.  I plan to release an episode every Sunday to help get you off on the right foot for your week to come.  Thank you for your interest in making this podcast great. If you have a question, thought, or would like to be a guest on the show - visit https://buildingyoupodcast.com to connect with me. Jon Freeman Host, Building You Podcast jon@buildingyoupodcast.com
05:10
December 20, 2019