Joshua is joined by Bekah Hawrot Weigel as guest co-host! Both are joined by Avi Flombaum, founder and Dean of Flatiron School (https://www.flatironschool.com/) to talk about the power of community in education and how NOT to pronounce NGINX!
Be sure to check out our new Slack community (https://gettingappsdone.com/slack) to meet others who are facing the same things you are and share your journeys!
Joshua talks about accessibility and the misadventures of attempting to test the gettingappsdone.com website for accessibility.
Be sure to check out our new Slack community (https://gettingappsdone.com/slack) to meet others who are facing the same things you are and have a chat about accessibility!
Also, be sure to check out The A11y Project (https://a11yproject.com/) as a starting point to learning more about accessibility!
Joshua and Kel take on the question "Am I Smart Enough?" Software developers, particularly new ones, are flooded with expectations, requirements, misconceptions and self doubt. In such a wide reaching and oft changing profession, it's easy to be overwhelmed and question whether or not you've got what it takes to become a software developer. Spoiler alert: You do!
Be sure to check out our new Slack community to meet others who are facing the same things you are and understand the fears and frustrations you're facing. https://gettingappsdone.com/slack
Joshua and Kel introduce their new Slack channel and share a question from it: What is a typical day in the life of a remote dev? What are some of the pros, cons and things to consider when considering a fully remote role? Plus tips/tricks and general advice for staying motivated, healthy and getting apps done remotely!
If you're looking for a great community to help you boost your dev career, join us at: https://gettingappsdone.com/slack
Kel is back to discuss interviews and CVs (resumes!) with Joshua. Lots of tips, tricks, things to consider and some things not to consider too! Plus a few chainsaw wielding teens... (By the way, there are a couple expletives in this episode, so it's probably not entirely safe for children or those offended by this!)
One more episode of Joshua solo before we have a number of guest hosts and the return of Kel as a regular co-host! Today Joshua rants a bit about the expectations of the industry and how it affects newer developers.
Everyone is talking about design thinking. Books are being written, job descriptions are requiring it. But what is it and why is it important to software developers? Joshua discusses the first step in design thinking: Empathy.
Everyone is talking about design thinking. Books are being written, job descriptions are requiring it. But what is it and why is it important to software developers? Joshua introduces the concept and a new series of Youtube videos from Getting Apps Done on design thinking for developers.
David Wood joins us today to talk to us about how he got into development... Hint... I'm not the only one who got my start in development playing video games! See mom! I told you they weren't a waste of time!
Kellen wasn't able to join me this time around and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to talk about change, particularly in software development, but in general as well... and how I handle and embrace change.
Joshua and Kellen talk to Juan Valera a senior UX designer at Amazon who has previously worked at Microsoft and worked on the Forza Motorsports game UIs. Juan shares his passion for solving real world problems in healthcare using ux design and walks us through a project he worked on to help connect cancer patients with clinical trials.
As a heads up! The podcast is usually clean, but Juan is passionate about what he does and there are a couple expletives in this episode!
We're stupidly excited to have Bekah Hawrot Weigel return to the podcast to swap roles with Kellen and Joshua for the last episode of a series of reverse interviews, where we let newer developers from #100DaysOfCode ask us any questions they like!
We talk to Eri from Jakarta, Indonesia, who is currently shifting from a career in law to software development, in part two of a series of reverse interviews, where we let newer developers from #100DaysOfCode ask us any questions they like!
Part 4 of 4 of our series on motivation! Joshua and Kellen talk about what happens when someone is simply in the wrong position. This might be due to a promotion or when they're hired, either can have a significant impact on motivation.
Part 3 of 4 of our series on motivation!. Joshua and Kellen talk about how fear plays into motivation. Specifically, how fear is a poor motivator and can trigger behaviour that doesn't promote building great apps.
Part 2 of 4 of our series on motivation!. Joshua and Kellen talk about team member investment, candybars and bricks? We look at what does and doesn't make a team feel invested in the work they're doing.