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Joshua Graham, technical consultant/"CTO to go", discusses how to build apps that work. Topics ranging from business to technical decisions to help you transition from an idea to a successful app and beyond.

Joshua Graham, technical consultant/"CTO to go", discusses how to build apps that work. Topics ranging from business to technical decisions to help you transition from an idea to a successful app and beyond.
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Joshua Graham, technical consultant/"CTO to go", discusses how to build apps that work. Topics ranging from business to technical decisions to help you transition from an idea to a successful app and beyond.

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English


Episodes

Resumes, Interviews and Chainsaw Wielding Teenagers

5/16/2019
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Kel is back to discuss interviews and CVs (resumes!) with Joshua. Lots of tips, tricks, things to consider and some things not to consider too! Plus a few chainsaw wielding teens... (By the way, there are a couple expletives in this episode, so it's probably not entirely safe for children or those offended by this!)

Duration:00:33:58

A Programmer's Oath? Maybe not...

5/9/2019
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One more episode of Joshua solo before we have a number of guest hosts and the return of Kel as a regular co-host! Today Joshua rants a bit about the expectations of the industry and how it affects newer developers.

Duration:00:10:21

Edaqa Mortoray: What is Programming? A book and a discussion

5/2/2019
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Edaqa Mortoray, author of "What is Programming", joins us to discuss programming, UX, security... and even a bit of politics!

Duration:00:41:15

Design Thinking Step 1: Empathy

4/25/2019
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Everyone is talking about design thinking. Books are being written, job descriptions are requiring it. But what is it and why is it important to software developers? Joshua discusses the first step in design thinking: Empathy.

Duration:00:04:45

Intro to Design Thinking from A Software Developer's Perspective

4/18/2019
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Everyone is talking about design thinking. Books are being written, job descriptions are requiring it. But what is it and why is it important to software developers? Joshua introduces the concept and a new series of Youtube videos from Getting Apps Done on design thinking for developers.

Duration:00:09:18

Video Games, Video Jockeys and iOS apps? Oh my!

4/11/2019
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David Wood joins us today to talk to us about how he got into development... Hint... I'm not the only one who got my start in development playing video games! See mom! I told you they weren't a waste of time!

Duration:00:36:22

Change Is Good... AKA... Terrifying!

3/28/2019
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Kellen wasn't able to join me this time around and I thought it was a perfect opportunity to talk about change, particularly in software development, but in general as well... and how I handle and embrace change.

Duration:00:12:20

Juan Valera and UX Design in Healthcare

3/21/2019
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Joshua and Kellen talk to Juan Valera a senior UX designer at Amazon who has previously worked at Microsoft and worked on the Forza Motorsports game UIs. Juan shares his passion for solving real world problems in healthcare using ux design and walks us through a project he worked on to help connect cancer patients with clinical trials. As a heads up! The podcast is usually clean, but Juan is passionate about what he does and there are a couple expletives in this episode!

Duration:00:35:41

Assets In Seats

3/14/2019
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Joshua and Kellen are solo again and talking about remote working culture and failures in respecting and promoting the benefits of remote working.

Duration:00:27:08

Reverse Interview - Bekah Hawrot Weigel!

3/7/2019
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We're stupidly excited to have Bekah Hawrot Weigel return to the podcast to swap roles with Kellen and Joshua for the last episode of a series of reverse interviews, where we let newer developers from #100DaysOfCode ask us any questions they like!

Duration:00:38:18

Reverse Interview - Eri Hariono

2/28/2019
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We talk to Eri from Jakarta, Indonesia, who is currently shifting from a career in law to software development, in part two of a series of reverse interviews, where we let newer developers from #100DaysOfCode ask us any questions they like!

Duration:00:17:10

Reverse Interview - Michael Gallipo

2/21/2019
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Michael Gallipo turns the tables on Joshua and Kellen in our first of a series of reverse interviews, where we ask newer developers from #100DaysOfCode to ask us any questions they like!

Duration:00:33:31

Motivating a Development Team: The Wrong Job!

2/14/2019
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Part 4 of 4 of our series on motivation! Joshua and Kellen talk about what happens when someone is simply in the wrong position. This might be due to a promotion or when they're hired, either can have a significant impact on motivation.

Duration:00:17:33

Motivating a Development Team: The Fear!

2/7/2019
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Part 3 of 4 of our series on motivation!. Joshua and Kellen talk about how fear plays into motivation. Specifically, how fear is a poor motivator and can trigger behaviour that doesn't promote building great apps.

Duration:00:28:47

Motivating a Development Team: Investment and Candybars

1/29/2019
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Part 2 of 4 of our series on motivation!. Joshua and Kellen talk about team member investment, candybars and bricks? We look at what does and doesn't make a team feel invested in the work they're doing.

Duration:00:21:08

Motivating a Development Team: The Intro!

1/22/2019
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Joshua and Kellen introduce the concept of motivation on a development team. The first in a 4 part series! Motivation is a big topic!

Duration:00:14:05

Moms Can Code! An incredible chat with Bekah Hawrot Weigel

11/13/2018
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Joshua and Bekah discuss Moms Can Code a community supporting women, particularly mothers with their journey to becoming software developers.

Duration:00:25:03

Stop hiring the same devs over and over!

11/6/2018
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Joshua and Kellen discuss how variety benefits a development team, how teams end up with little variety and what you can do to improve the situation.

Duration:00:18:01

Estimation and the Cone of Uncertainty... Are there chili peppers hidden in your project?

10/31/2018
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Joshua and Kellen discuss estimation techniques and how to improve your ability to estimate how long tasks will take, whether it's you doing them or your team.

Duration:00:20:34

So you've got an app idea... Now what the heck do you do?

10/23/2018
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Joshua and Kellen walk through a really basic checklist of things to do to translate your app idea into a reality.

Duration:00:21:55