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Dev Quest is a podcast about the career journey of the modern web developer. Web development is one of the most accessible and fruitful career paths of our era, marrying a great deal of autonomy and interesting work with a strong sense of community and openness. On Dev Quest, we'll talk to devs working at all levels of the industry, from agency-employed and freelance folks building websites for small businesses to start up founders who are helping run multi-million dollar SaaS companies and everyone in between, all through the lens of trying to help you grow to the next stage in your own journey into this amazing field.
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You can connect with AmyJune on Twitter, Drupal.org, or a contribution sprint happening near you! Here are some of the key points from our conversation: How the altruism of a hospice nurse translated to open source. The power of community. Finding your place in technology even if you're not a coder. What Volkswagen maintenance and web development have in common. Making open source contribution easy, even for non-coders. The importance of accessibility. The wonderful world of geocaching. ★ Support this podcast ★
Mike and Solomon love talking with developers who have unique and complicated applications; feel free to reach out to them on LinkedIn or the Blackmesh contact form. Some things to listen for in our conversation... Changes in what it means to “do Drupal” and be a CMS-focused developer. How to send 7.5 million faxes and half a billion emails to Congress each year. Running websites across public and private clouds. Facing the realities of distributed stacks. Discussing whether serverless will "leap frog" containers. When to use decoupled architectures. The challenges of staying ahead of tech trends. Defining a "high performance NAS solution". How AWS and other public clouds are driving infrastructure and application framework choices. Got an idea for an episode? Email us at podcast@lando.dev or tweet us at @devwithlando.Like what you're hearing? Sponsor Lando on Github or Patreon.Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm. Learn how to start a podcast here.★ Support this podcast ★
You can connect with Shaundai on LinkedIn, she loves talking with people about coding, mentorship, parenting, and finding meaningful work as a developer!Here are some of the key points from our conversation: Overcoming the intimidation of not having a CS degree. The value of persistence. Pursuing your passions. Learning to code as a single parent with a full-time job. Using "maniacal prioritization." The importance of mentors. Embracing failure. Using skills from your old career to succeed as a developer. How to get your first job as a developer. Why you should include a video with your next job application. Got an idea for an episode? Email us at podcast@lando.dev or tweet us at @devwithlando.Like what you're hearing? Sponsor Lando on Github or Patreon.Podcast theme music by Transistor.fm. Learn how to start a podcast here.★ Support this podcast ★
You can find Chris Teitzel at Cellar Door Media and Lockr.ioHere are some of the key points of our conversation: Don't be afraid to reach out and go for it, big things may happen Putting out good into the FOSS community always pays back, eventually. The diversity in FOSS makes for stronger products. Investors can be a double edge sword, spurring you on when you may want to quit and making your down times even harder. Desperation and free time can breed opportunity if you're willing to take a chance. The barrier between hard sciences and art is permeable. Speaking at conferences before you're ready can be good for your career. Launching a product in the open source space is a tight rope walk, you need to balance trust and always provide value first Continuing to run services as part of your company can help keep a finger on the pulse of your customers. Services can help during the lean times of your SaaS. Longevity is the unsexy super power. Build other people up to make a successful business. Got an idea for an episode? Email us at podcast@lando.devWant to chat us up about the episode, tweet us at @devwithlandoPodcast theme music by Transistor.fm. Learn how to start a podcast here.★ Support this podcast ★
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