Software Developer's Journey

By Timothée Bourguignon

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.

  1. 1.
    #173 Susan Potter from distributed systems to functional verification
    43:05
  2. 2.
    #172 Steve Gordon is the world's most honest interviewee
    49:51
  3. 3.
    #171 Emma Bostian is a software engineer at Spotify and an asynchronous mentor
    41:52
  4. 4.
    #170 Kadi Kraman doesn't want to be anyone's boss
    42:58
  5. 5.
    #169 Amarachi Amaechi went from accounting to writing about her developer career
    42:02
  6. 6.
    #168 Shannon Kendall quit acting to follow a new creative dream
    44:17
  7. 7.
    #167 Jenn Creighton went from paralegal to developing for Netflix
    46:59
  8. 8.
    #166 Helen Scott found her itch in technical writing and content creation
    41:43
  1. 9.
    #165 Grace Jansen on bees and reactive systems
    47:23
  2. 10.
    #164 Sandra Ahlgrimm pushed the boundaries
    49:13
  3. 11.
    #163 Layla Porter was led to coding by her horse riding and personal coaching business
    51:11
  4. 12.
    #162 Mark Noonan from roadie to accessibility problem solver
    49:01
  5. 13.
    #161 Russ Miles is now a professional chaos monkeys tamer
    51:04
  6. 14.
    #160 Amir Sadoughi built his career on curiosity
    32:48
  7. 15.
    #159 Ryan Hamblin is an experiential learner
    50:37
  8. 16.
    #158 Kara Luton went from ballet and public relations to developer
    44:38
  9. 17.
    #157 Shahid Iqbal from drug design to software development
    46:11
  10. 18.
    #156 Clare Sudbery surfing on her own imposter syndrome
    57:46
  11. 19.
    #155 Sandra Parsick from QA-Engineer to Java-Champion
    43:46
  12. 20.
    #154 Anand Safi is setting people up for success
    54:46
  13. 21.
    #153 Clifford Agius is a developer flying a Boeing 787 for fun
    55:50
  14. 22.
    #152 Shawn Wang from the "fine I'll do it myself" team
    54:17
  15. 23.
    #151 Chris Coyier from ceramics to CSS-Tricks and CodePen
    52:54
  16. 24.
    #150 Ryan Bergman loves terrible code
    52:24
  17. 25.
    #149 Leticia Portella started with MATHLABianesque Python
    47:36
  18. 26.
    #148 Bryan Beecham cares about people
    48:50
  19. 27.
    #147 Caitlyn Greffly rationalized her way into development
    48:52
  20. 28.
    #146 Miguel Piedrafita is a 19 years old indie maker
    45:55
  21. 29.
    #145 Darko Meszaros the utilitarian developer
    53:30
  22. 30.
    #144 How to not find a problem? Format experiment: "Tales of DevJourney"
    11:29
  23. 31.
    #143 Bert Jan Schrijver took his career into his own hands
    51:33
  24. 32.
    #142 Lior Bar Yosef is a network analyst in a world of puzzles
    45:15
  25. 33.
    #141 Freya Holmér a level-designer turned game-developer
    53:08
  26. 34.
    #140 Matt Biilmann discovered the JAMStack
    56:18
  27. 35.
    #139 Mark Rendle is a programmer turned comedian turned programmer
    52:40
  28. 36.
    #138 Kristy-Leigh Minehan almost burned seeking a crypto highscore
    56:05
  29. 37.
    #137 Nadia Zhuk from 0 to crossing the Rubycon
    51:18
  30. 38.
    #136 Dotan Nahum on building your own toolbox
    47:01
  31. 39.
    #135 Emily Robinson making sense of data science for us
    53:42
  32. 40.
    #134 Amiti Uttarwar is a hands-on Bitcoin-core tinkerer
    48:14
  33. 41.
    #133 Dennis Traub failed his way to success
    1:00:22
  34. 42.
    #132 Evangelina Ferreira challenges you to take every opportunity
    44:35
  35. 43.
    How to end the 3rd season of DevJourney?
    9:11
  36. 44.
    #131 Wesley Faulkner is a native developer advocate
    49:02
  37. 45.
    #130 Natalia Tepluhina a DBA turned Vue.js-expert at Gitlab
    48:50
  38. 46.
    #129 Jackie Luo is interested in the impact of tech on society
    51:35
  39. 47.
    #128 Paula Gearon was searching for machines that can think
    1:02:29
  40. 48.
    #127 Emmanuel Bernard fell into open-source
    56:05
  41. 49.
    #126 Ev Haus: animator, programmer, manager
    51:34
  42. 50.
    #125 Alice Goldfuss is digging deeper
    1:01:21

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