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Episode 384 | Maxime Rouiller - Productive Time

Guest: @ Maxime Rouiller talks with Dave Rael about priorities, working for MIcrosoft, making great experiences, and that relationships matter Maxime Rouiller has been in the tech industry since the 2000s. He's always been working with .NET for as far as he can remember. He's built his profile on being a master of all trades. He's setup VMs, SharePoint environments, built servers and what not. He's coded from desktop apps to server apps, but he's truly found my passion around the...


Episode 383 | Cameron Presley - The Meaning of Professional

Guest: @ Cameron Presley talks with Dave Rael about having mentors, being a mentor, being a professional, leading, organizing user groups and conferences, and multiplying the impact of teams Cameron Presley is a software engineer, avid boardgamer, and Microsoft MVP living in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He currently works for SentryOne as a software engineer, focusing on improving the lives of Microsoft Data Professionals! When not slinging code for his day job, Cameron spends his time...


Episode 382 | Christina Aldan - Fiercely Grateful

Guest: @ Christina Aldan talks with Dave Rael about branding, confidence, understanding why, lifestyle, and controlling what you can control Christina Aldan is a TEDx speaker, trainer, and digital advertising consultant whose boutique agency, LG Designs, offers businesses brand consulting and creative content for everyday media. With over 12 years of experience in the digital advertising realm, Christina is highly regarded for her approach to business, partnering with clients to...


Episode 381 | Abhinav Asthana - Big Impact

Guest: @ Abhinav Asthana talks with Dave Rael about vision, leading, value, patience, and using empathy to make something great As a developer on a mission to simplify API development, Abhinav and his partners started Postman as a side-project in 2012. It has grown to become an industry standard API Development Environment. Postman has more than 5 million users worldwide and is used in every country and every industry sector. Growing from a simple REST client in 2012, Postman now...


Episode 380 | David DeWolf - Humble Confidence

Guest: @ David DeWolf talks with Dave Rael about technology, family, leadership, mentoring, business, responsibility, and understanding context David DeWolf is the founder and CEO of 3Pillar Global, a leading digital product development firm and an active member of the business and technology communities in the Washington DC metro region. Equally as important, he is a husband and a father of 7 incredible kids. He's active in YPO, serves on several boards and regularly speaks and...


Episode 379 | Richard Rodger - Conscious Decisions

Guest: @ Richard Rodger talks with Dave Rael about the maturing of the web, decisions, the human element in software and business, bitterness, microservices, and choosing wisely Richard was co-founder and CEO of his previous company, nearForm, where he helped take the company from scratch to an annual turnover of €17 million. Previously, he was CTO of FeedHenry, a mobile application platform provider that was acquired by RedHat for €63.5m in 2014. For several years, Richard has been...


Episode 378 | Simon Harrer - Writing Priorities

Guest: @ Simon Harrer talks with Dave Rael about teaching and being a student, the importance of writing, family, and solving real problems Dr. Simon Harrer is a senior consultant at INNOQ. In his daily business, he fights for simple solutions with domain-driven design, fitting architectures such as microservices or monoliths, and clean code in Java, Ruby or even JavaScript. Most recently, he wrote the book Java by Comparison that helps Java beginners to write cleaner code through...


Episode 377 | Michael Dowden - Autonomy and People

Guest: @ Michael Dowden talks with Dave Rael about business, people, writing, speaking, and lifestyle design Michael is a Co Founder and Product Architect for startups Andromeda, FlexePark, and M2D2. For more than 20 years he has been writing code and geeking out over cool technology. He is passionate about keeping things simple and focusing on what provides real value to the end user. Michael enjoys helping other developers grow in their career, speaking at conferences, user...


Episode 376 | Michael Eaton - Connected Independence

Guest: @ Michael Eaton talks with Dave Rael about soft skills, writing, friends, conference speaking, and valuable life experiences Michael Eaton is a speaker, leader, developer. Voracious reader. Lover of heavy metal. He also blogs at You can read more about him there. - Dave introduces the show and Michael Eaton - Mike's writing practice, the content of his book on going independent, and the talk that started the inspiration - The story and...


Episode 375 | Miriam Aguirre - Stability to Thriving

Guest: @ Miriam Aguirre talks with Dave Rael about eSports, accessibility, leadership, and humble beginnings Miriam Aguirre is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at Skillz, the worldwide leader in mobile eSports, which was recently named the fastest-growing company in America by Inc. Magazine. As a vital member of the Skillz leadership team, she has seen the importance of fostering a strong, diverse engineering team firsthand. Prior to this, she worked as a software engineer...


Episode 374 | Tom Elliott - The Right Guidance at the Right Times

Guest: @ Tom Elliott talks with Dave Rael about performing, speaking, leadership, user experience, and the joys of the human side of software development Tom Elliott is an Engineer and Team Lead at Yext, provider of the leading Digital Knowledge Management platform. Tom is a lover of side projects, some of which include Edward, a command-line tool for managing local instances of microservices and Speaker Alert, a mobile app for timing speeches. Outside of technical pursuits, Tom is...


Episode 373 | Thorsten Ball - Interpreters, Compilers, and Writing

Guest: @ Thorsten Ball talks with Dave Rael about writing code and writing books, diving deep, failure, persistence, and languages Thorsten Ball is a software developer and writer. He works at ioki, where he helps to build and scale the web application that powers the mobility platform. He wrote two books: "Writing An Interpreter in Go" and its sequel, "Writing A Compiler In Go". Both books are a result of his love for doing what he calls "recreational programming", where he digs...


Episode 372 | Tricia Broderick - Meaningful Leadership

Guest: @ Tricia Broderick talks with Dave Rael about the technical and the human, leadership, lifestyle, mistakes, and understanding that you're probably wrong Passionately focused on leading high-performance teams, Tricia Broderick has more than twenty years of experience. Her leadership, training and coaching at all levels of an organization, helped lay the groundwork to shift teams from one-year product cycles to feasible daily delivery of high-quality software and services. With...


Episode 371 | Eric Brandes - Boring Tech Fun Business

Guest: @ Eric Brandes talks with Dave Rael about about community, culture, impact, enigeering, and making a successful business Eric is one of the founders and current CTO of TrackJS, a growing boostrapped business focusing on JavaScript error monitoring. Prior to founding TrackJS he spent over a decade consulting at Fortune 500's on large web projects. From building MVPs to overseeing development on billion dollar web properties, he has strong opinions about building software and...


Episode 370 | John Wright - Getting Involved

Guest: @ John Wright talks with Dave Rael about remote work, working at Stack Overflow, speaking at conferences, and making an impact John M. Wright has been a professional software developer for about 18 years, gaining experience ranging from “shrink-wrapped” software to large, distributed networks using multiple platforms and technologies. His experience spans the entire software lifecycle, from customer-facing requirements gathering, through development and release, and continued...


Episode 369 | Jay Harris - User First

Guest: @ Jay Harris talks with Dave Rael about being delivering for users, the value of community, limitations, and giving an honest try Jay is a code wrangler, software consultant, and owner of Arana Software. He has been developing on the web since 1995, when the Blink tag lured him away from Visual Basic 3, and has been awarded as a Microsoft Regional Director, ASPInsider, and Microsoft MVP. Recognizing that the greatest application performance bottleneck is a developer’s time,...


Episode 368 | Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff - Understanding People

Guest: @ Kristoffer Rolf Deinoff talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, speaking and teaching, life sciences, coaching, and social psychology Kristoffer is a self-employed software architect, programmer, speaker, general enthusiast and devoted geek. He started working with software development in the late 90's and never got tired. Focusing on making tailored business systems he has worked for several companies, in several countries in many different domains. He loves to...


Episode 367 | Gaines Kergosien - Surrounded by Excellence

Guest: @ Gaines Kergosien talks with Dave Rael about organizing events, rewarding interactions, community, and getting involved Gaines Kergosien is an associate director at UBS, organizer of Music City Code conference, Microsoft MVP, and serves as board member for the Nashville Technology Council and Nashville .NET User Group. He also presents at software development conferences throughout the United States. With over 15 years in solutions development, his work includes consulting...


Episode 366 | Heather Wilde - Natural Leader

Guest: @ Heather Wilde talks with Dave Rael about values, culture, leadership, speaking in front of crowds, and building great products Heather Wilde is CTO of ROCeteer, and is also known as the “Unicorn Whisperer” due to her special focus on entrepreneurs. She is a personal and professional growth expert, executive coach, author, and speaker. As a founding employee of Evernote, she oversaw the company’s growth from thousands to 100,000,000 customers. Among her other awards, Senate...


Episode 365 | Mitch Liu - Seamless Sharing Economy

Guest: @ Mitch Liu talks with Dave Rael about user experience, blockchain, media delivery, business, and building cultures that deliver Mitch Liu is the co-founder and CEO of Theta Labs and In 2010, Mr. Liu co-founded Gameview Studios best known for its mobile game franchise with nearly 100 Million downloads. The company was acquired by DeNA, a leading Japanese mobile gaming company within 6 months of launch. Prior to that, he co-founded Tapjoy in 2007, a pioneer of...