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Conference Speaker and Lead Engineer Jessica Kerr

Jessica is a Lead Engineer at Atomist, she is also a well-known conference speaker and writer. Jessica shared some of her strengths and taught me about thinking in systems. We also touched on some of the unique experiences Jessica has witnessed as a woman in tech. Jessica online: http://jessitron.com/

Pragmatic Programmers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas

Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are the authors of The Pragmatic Programmers, one of the most influential software engineering books of all time. Andy and Dave are also original members of the agile movement and have been writing code for several decades. They are programmers. Andy and Dave's internet home: https://pragprog.com/

Senior Software Engineer Cassidy Williams

Cassidy Williams is a Senior Software Engineer at CodePen. Before joining CodePen, Cassidy worked at a ton of different companies ranging from startups to Amazon. During the interview, we talk about her journey from beginner to senior and Cassidy shares her own strategies for growing as an engineer. Cassidy on the internet: https://twitter.com/cassidoo

AWS Consultant and Open Source Engineer Tung Nguyen

Tung Nguyen runs BoltOps, an AWS consultancy, and is the former VP of Engineering for Bleacher Report. Tung grew with Bleacher Report from the first hire to leading the engineering team, during our conversation we talk about that journey and about the differences now that he works independently. Tung's internet home: https://www.boltops.com/

Engineering VP and Mentor Justin Hennessy

Justin Hennessy is a Vice President of Engineering at Neto E-Commerce Solutions in Australia. Justin has been an engineering doer and facilitator for two decades and has developed expertise in mentoring other engineers. During this interview, Justin and I discuss his own experience as an engineer and how that experience helps him to be a more effective leader and mentor. Justin on the interwebs: https://justinhennessy.me/

Staff Software Engineer and Teacher Vaidehi Joshi

Vaidehi is a Staff Software Engineer at Tilde and creator of content series like BaseCS and BaseDS. She has built a career around educating others while building software. Vadehi and I discuss her experiences transitioning from a writing career, stepping into the dev community spotlight, and her strategies for self-improvement. Vaidehi's internet home: https://twitter.com/VaidehiJoshi

Entrepreneur and Freelance Engineer Jason Swett

Jason is a freelance software engineer and an expert on Ruby testing. He hosts the Ruby Testing podcast, writes technical books, teaches other developers, and is on a mission to build businesses with his technical skillset. During our talk, Jason shared his expertise in seeking new ways to increase your income as a developer and revealed his own experiences as a developer, author, teacher, and freelancer. Jason's internet home: https://www.codewithjason.com/

Open Source Maintainer Steve Klabnik

Steve Klabnik is an accomplished open source maintainer having worked on a huge number of projects. He is most well known for his work on Ruby, Rails, and Rust. During our interview, we talk about Steve's journey as a developer and the how open source has shaped his career. Steve's internet home: https://twitter.com/steveklabnik

Teacher and Developer Advocate Ali Spittel

Ali Spittel is a Developer Advocate at Dev.to and spent a portion of her career teaching new web developers at General Assembly. She has a ton of valuable experience when it comes to teaching others and getting involved in the community. Ali shares a lot of great content on Dev.to and on Twitter, where she has continued to develop her expertise as a developer and educator. Ali's internet home: https://twitter.com/ASpittel

International Software Engineer and Blogger Geshan Manandhar

Geshan Manandhar is a Senior Software Engineer with experience working in a number of different countries including Nepal, U.A.E., and Australia. He has been blogging and sharing his expertise for over a decade. Our conversation covers the usual subjects like leveling up and dealing with imposter syndrome, but we also dig into Geshan's experience working in unfamiliar environments and his strategies for dealing with new cultures. Geshan's internet home: https://geshan.com.np/

Gourmet Ruby Chef Avdi Grimm

Avdi is a prolific Ruby developer with deep ties to the community. A well-known speaker and educator, he created Ruby Tapas and has led a successful career as a consultant. Avdi shared his experiences with imposter syndrome and talked about the importance of acknowledging privilege where it exists in the software industry. Avdi's internet home: https://avdi.codes

UX Engineer and Coding Coach Founder Emma Wedekind

Emma is an engineer at LogMeIn, the founder of Coding Coach, and a writer. She's currently living in Germany and sharing tons of great content on Twitter. Our conversation focuses on her early career and her foray into writing for an audience. Emma's internet home: https://twitter.com/EmmaWedekind Neat thing Emma is making: codingcoach.io

Docker Captain and Freelance Developer Nick Janetakis

Nick Janetakis is an educator and developer in the DevOps space. He creates extremely high-quality content and courses that have enabled significant growth in his freelance career. Our discussion covers building confidence and the truth about being an expert. Nick's internet home: https://nickjanetakis.com and https://twitter.com/nickjanetakis

Principal Frontend Engineer Ben Ilegbodu

Ben Ilegbodu is a principal engineer at Eventbrite, a Microsoft MVP, and a speaker in the JavaScript community. During our conversation Ben shares his unconventional experience with imposter syndrome and his thoughts on becoming a senior developer. Ben's internet home: https://twitter.com/benmvp

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