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#34 Richard Rodger

In this episode I talked to Richard Rodger. 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 an active member and influencer of the open source software (OSS) community. He is the creator and maintainer of, a microservices...


#33 Markus Harrer

In this episode I talked to Markus Harrer. Markus has developped an expertise in software analytics, "software restoration" and clean code. As a freelance trainer and consultant, he shows his clients how software products can be sustainably improved with the help of a datacentric and comprehensible analysis. Together we talked about the basics of data analytics, how Markus got into it and how and why you also should try it. We talked about the standard tools and mindset required to strive...


#32 Katharine Jarmul

In this episode I talked with Katharine Jarmul after her opening keynote at the Herbstcampus conference. Katharine is co-founder of KIProtect, a data security and privacy company for data science workflows in Berlin. She's been using Python since 2008 to solve and create problems. She helped form the first PyLadies chapter in Los Angeles in 2010, and co-authored an O'Reilly book along with several video courses on Python and data. She enjoys following the latest developments in machine...


#31 Mario Rogic

In this episode I talk to Mario Rogic. Mario is a technology aficionado with a particular love for the web. Among many other things, Mario believes technology should make life simple and joyful, and he enjoys being able to prove so. He lives in London, works as Head of Technology for and he organises and runs the Elm London Meetups. We first discussed about public speaking and how it helps us prepare content and communicate better in our everyday life. And of course, Mario...


#30 Adrian Bolboaca

In this episode I talk to Adrian Bolboaca. Adrian is a programmer, trainer and a coach. His passion is helping teams produce high quality software. Adrian is a supporter of Deliberate Practice, experiments, and experiental learning. In 2016 he published a book about hosting and facilitating a coderetreat, a one-day deliberate practice concept for programming. We touched on the topics of learning theory and university curriculum. We spoke about polyglot programing, about full stack...


#29 Steven Schwenke

In this episode, I talk with Steven Schwenke. Steven is a software craftsman, mentor and mentee aus Braunschweig in Germany. Together we discussed CS-degrees, mentoring, communication, hard- and soft-skills, motivation, purpose and much more. Steven writes at and a list of the events where you could meet him in person is available at Steven is easiest to reach on twitter @stevenschwenke


#28 Arnaud Porterie

In this episode I talked to Arnaud Porterie. Arnaud is VP of Engineering at Vente Privée, a french eCommerce Business. Previously, he managed the open-source group at Docker, which radically changed his views on managing software development at scale. Together, we spoke about the parallel between managing engineering teams and building communities. We touched on open source software and culture, and the ways to make engineering teams strive. You can find Arnaud on twitter at @icecrime.


#27 Jessica Kerr

In this episode, I speak with Jessica Kerr. Jessica makes software to help others write software to help themselves build software at Atomist. Her adventures include advocating for functional programming and systems thinking at software conferences around the world, but also keeping two children alive and podcasting on "Greater Than Code". We touched on her introduction to public speaking. We talked about balancing a family life and traveling for work. We segwayed into networking and the...


#26 Anne Cahalan

In this episode, I interviewed Anne Cahalan. Anne is an iOS developer at Detroit Labs, where she is constantly delighted by the niftiness of Swift. Anne told us her story. From the Bootcamp she went to and the apprenticeship program she followed, up to her "moving out" of "Junior-Developerness" and all its implications. We finally touched on the topic of mid-career development, which was the topic of her talk at the London SPA-Conference where we met. * Anne is @northofnormal on Twitter *...


#25 Sia Ghassemi

In this episode, I talk to Siavash "Sia" Ghassemi, software achitect and developer. He is a Microsoft Azure and Xamarin expert. We discussed how he discovered his passion for software development and how he came to becoming the well know speaker and prolific developer he now is. We touched on the career segways that he lived through and how it helped him later in his life. We finally touched attending conferences and speaking at them as a medium to grow for developers. * Sia is @dersia on...


#24 Daniel Marbach

In this episode I talk with Daniel Marbach, software engineer, architect, evangelist, family man, father, public speaker and so much more. We touched on how his first failure shaped his career and made him much stronger. We discussed the remote-ness of his current company and how this makes them a very "particular" (pun intended) company. We talked about mentoring and how it helps Daniel become a bit better everyday. Finally we talked about hiring for culture, and how it is done at the...


#23 Laura Savino

The guest this week is Laura Savino. Laura is a freelance iOS developer whose non-tech passions include foreign languages and teaching. We started talking about languages, how we learn them, and how kids books could help us there. We diverged toward public speaking and how you structure a talk. We finally touched on being on stage, playing music and how this relates to public speaking. Note: Skype unfortunately had a couple hiccups during the call. I managed to edit most of them. Two moments...


#22 Rob Napier

In this episode I talk to Rob Napier. Rob has been a developer for a few decades and now earns his living developing for iOS. We touched on our respective interviewing processes, asking questions, being inclusive, reflecting on your own way of doing etc. We also discussed about being a "Conditional Breakpoint" and how a music band might approach including newcomers. We finally touched on Mentoring and just "listening". Enjoy! Links: - Rob is @cocoaphony on Twitter - Rob blogs at...


#21 David Tanzer

In this episode I talk to David Tanzer. David is a Freelancer based in Linz, Austria. We talked about what David does for a living. We touched on the SOLID principles and the 4 rules of simple design. We continued talking about the SoCraTes conference and the need for technical coaching beside agile coaching. Links: - David is @dtanzer on Twitter - David Blogs at: - SoCraTes.At: - David will be speaking at the JAX Conference...


#20 Ivo Vutov

In this episode I talk to Ivo Vutov, Consultant Developer for Microsoft in Germany. Ivo shares with us how he started to code, then how he came to working with Microsoft through the Student Partner Program and how he evolved from there. We touched on the new offices of Microsoft in Munich and the effects this revamp had on the teamwork. We spoke about remote work, diversity and accessibility. We flew over selling yourself, applying for a job and much more... Note: There were a couple drops...


#19 Manuela Rink

In this episode I talk to Manuela Rink about her career path. Manu has taken a few roles over her still short career and ended up mixing two worlds that I personally never thought could really match. Let's cut to the chase, Manu is an iOS freak (in a good way ;) ), who is also a developer evangelist at Microsoft. We go over her career, her place at Microsoft and the role of an evangelist. And we finally touched on her work as a female role-model, being on the stage in an - unfortunately -...


#18 Kevin Keller

In this episode I talk to Kevin Keller about his life as a Digital Nomad. Kevin has been living "on the run" sind 2014, spread between Tbilisi(Georgia), the Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, Morocco and France (to name only a few), all while working for his company Grumpy Goat Studio. He tells us all about this lifestyle, a couple tips and tricks to get started and devises on remote working as a whole. Links: - Kevin is @flygeneticist on Twitter - NomadLaunchpad, Kevin's product to...


#17 Walkcast

A walkcast where I devise the latest presentations I gave and their little twists and the latest step on my journey, spoiler alert, a 51cm step ;)


#16 Damien Beaufils

In this episode, I talked to Damien Beaufils, a french software craftsman working in Paris. Damien shared the experience he made on his current project ; how he helped his team focus on quality to improve the whole software. We talked about the different kind of tests, the test pyramid and Damien even shared a very good recipe on how to improve test quality in a legacy or project lacking tests. Nota: We unfortunately had a couple hickups toward the middle of the recording, but what Damien...


#15 NCrafts Organizers Rui Carvalho, Maxime Sanglan & Peter Even

A special podcast with 3 guests, Rui Carvalho, Peter Even and Maxime Sanglan, the organizers of the NCrafts conference in Paris. In this episode, we doubled back on the origins of this craftsmanship conference, its birth in the .NET space and growth toward a language agnostic craftsmanship conference up to the third edition which happened this year. We diverged onto how to get people into craftsmanship, what the 3 organizers took out of this exercise that consumed so much of their time and...