Sarah Jane 'SJ' Morris - Developer Community & Travel
Sarah Jane 'SJ' Morris is a master of developer community. The empathy she shows developers and the way she advocates passionately for their needs is merely a small reflection of the general compassion she shows toward everyone. Today, we dive into her experiences and thoughts around building and maintaining developer-targeted communities as she shares real-world successes from her current role at HubSpot. We then discuss the joys of solo travel and learn some tips that can help you prioritize planning your next trip.
Adam DuVander - Developer Marketing & Home Automation
Adam is a developer whisperer. He has leveraged his technical background to build a career around helping non-technical people better interact with and understand the developer audiences they target to the benefit of everyone involved. In that sense, we are fellow travelers, and that's probably why I have such a deep admiration for him, his work and his generosity in sharing it. He's also just fun to chat with, which is why I seek him out every time I know we're in the same place at the same time. In this episode, Adam shares his wisdom as we discuss his latest book "Technical Content Strategy Decoded", then describes his very pragmatic adventures in home automation.
Tony Blank - DevRel Strategy & Supporting Live Performers
Tony Blank walked into a Colorado hackathon as a street musician, but he walked out hell-bent on becoming a developer advocate. His infectious passion for helping startups and developers has led him to create a set of strategies from which we can all learn. In this episode, Tony takes us through his thoughts on developer relations - where it's been, where it's going, and how to find success - then we launch into his latest cool project, where he applies his DevRel skills toward musicians, comedians, and other live performers.
Shelby Switzer - Civic IT & Creative Writing
Every time I get a chance to chat with Shelby, I know the conversation is going to go into a fascinating place. Their tech career has focused almost entirely on supporting the needs of local government and the citizens they represent. In this episode, we discuss the unique technical requirements found in local government - and see a lot of commonality with the needs of enterprise IT - then launch into Shelby's adventures in creative writing.
Mike Amundsen - Hypermedia & Professional Music
Mike has earned a reputation for sharing a depth and breadth of knowledge and insight into API and hypermedia design that enables developers to more efficiently and effectively share data across heterogenous systems. In this episode, we dive into the history of hypermedia, what it is, and why its value is only just beginning to be understood. Then we take a tour of Mike's fascinating background as a professional musician and see how the two worlds collide.
James Higginbotham - API Program Design & Back Health
I have learned a great deal from James' keen insight into how to build API-first distributed applications and have found much success applying the methodology he calls "ADDR" that keeps all project stake holders involved and informed. In this episode, we dive into his philosophy behind designing these systems, then launch into a topic that should concern every tech professional - keeping your back healthy.
Introduction and Welcome from Rob Z.
In which your humble (LOL) host introduces the concept behind this podcast and otherwise attempts to explain himself.