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Software Developer's Journey

How does one become a software developer? Each week, a successful developer tells us their life's story. They describe their path into tech' and share what they learned along the way.

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#179 Adrian Colyer went from developer to living under constant jet lag and back 45:40 11/30/2021
#178 Aviv Ben-Yosef is a tech leader who went through a lifelong experience pressure cooker 44:53 11/23/2021
#177 Zachary Powell is a freelancer who found out that working in an office is not a bad thing 41:04 11/16/2021
#176 Sebastien Stormacq was a developer advocate before the term even existed 50:52 11/09/2021
#175 Christina Holland tried to avoid software development by going into biotech and animation 45:21 11/02/2021
#174 Rotem Zifroni is the future founder of a social startup 38:43 10/26/2021
#173 Susan Potter from distributed systems to functional verification 43:05 10/19/2021
#172 Steve Gordon is the world's most honest interviewee 49:51 10/12/2021
#171 Emma Bostian is a software engineer at Spotify and an asynchronous mentor 41:52 10/05/2021
#170 Kadi Kraman doesn't want to be anyone's boss 42:58 09/28/2021
#169 Amarachi Amaechi went from accounting to writing about her developer career 42:02 09/21/2021
#168 Shannon Kendall quit acting to follow a new creative dream 44:17 09/14/2021
#167 Jenn Creighton went from paralegal to developing for Netflix 46:59 09/07/2021
#166 Helen Scott found her itch in technical writing and content creation 41:43 08/31/2021
#165 Grace Jansen on bees and reactive systems 47:23 08/24/2021
#164 Sandra Ahlgrimm pushed the boundaries 49:13 08/17/2021
#163 Layla Porter was led to coding by her horse riding and personal coaching business 51:11 08/10/2021
#162 Mark Noonan from roadie to accessibility problem solver 49:01 08/03/2021
#161 Russ Miles is now a professional chaos monkeys tamer 51:04 07/27/2021
#160 Amir Sadoughi built his career on curiosity 32:48 07/20/2021
#159 Ryan Hamblin is an experiential learner 50:37 07/13/2021
#158 Kara Luton went from ballet and public relations to developer 44:39 07/06/2021
#157 Shahid Iqbal from drug design to software development 46:11 06/29/2021
#156 Clare Sudbery surfing on her own imposter syndrome 57:46 06/22/2021
#155 Sandra Parsick from QA-Engineer to Java-Champion 43:46 06/15/2021
#154 Anand Safi is setting people up for success 54:46 06/08/2021
#153 Clifford Agius is a developer flying a Boeing 787 for fun 55:50 06/01/2021
#152 Shawn Wang from the "fine I'll do it myself" team 54:17 05/25/2021
#151 Chris Coyier from ceramics to CSS-Tricks and CodePen 52:54 05/18/2021
#150 Ryan Bergman loves terrible code 52:24 05/11/2021