This short episode contains a couple of special notes. We just wanted to thank you for all your support this year! We hope we can continue learning together in 2020. Happy Holidays!
#13 Building Software for Startups in San Francisco and Leading Development Teams with Amed Rodriguez
Amed Rodriguez is a Senior Software Engineer who developed software for many startups in San Francisco. He co-founded a startup which got an interview with Y-Combinator (W15). After working as an engineer for companies in the Bay Area, he eventually moved to Vancouver. In this episode, we talk about his experience of leading a software development company and the best way to get more startup clients and projects.
Gui Vieira is a Senior Software Developer originally from Brazil. He moved to Vancouver, BC a few months ago. He is the maintainer of the 'shoulda-matchers' test library, a very popular library in the Ruby on Rails community. We talked about his entrepreneurship journey, his experience with open-source and how he got a job in Vancouver via VanHack.
Linda Peng has a lot of experience with front-end development and open-source projects. She has an album called Violin.play() - a Code-Inspired music album. Stay tuned for a special code shared during the episode to listen to her entire album. Not only that, she is the creator of CodeBuddies.org, an international community of very nice people helping each other get better at software development. We discussed how putting your side projects out there helps you meet new people and achieve unexpected results.
Andrea Bernal is on her way to financial independence. She is a minimalist and a member of the FIRE movement (Financial Independence/Retire Early). She worked as an Assistant Producer to the Netflix documentary "What The Health", and runs a very popular Youtube channel about Plant-Based Nutrition called "Plantae Revolution". In this episode, Andrea shared with us some effective ideas on how to take care of your money and your health, and how to be more productive and intentional about your life.
Keith Bingman is a Principal Engineer at Unbounce. We talked about how to grow in your career when you're a self-taught developer and how to unlock the potential of your engineering team by leading by example and introducing good practices like testing, pair-programming and mentoring.
Jenny Chan is a former Marketing professional and now is working as a Full Stack Developer after attending a bootcamp. She has her own community for female developers called Women in Web Dev. We talked about her life as a digital nomad, how her community helps juniors and more!
Antoine Ponsard is a Software Developer with a Master's in Computer Science and is a specialist in Human-Computer Interaction. We talked about his experience of moving from France to Vancouver to pursue his Master's Degree at UBC. He currently works with front-end development at Asana.
From a small town in Sao Paulo Metro Area to Tallinn, Estonia, meet our guest: Ulisses Almeida. An experienced Software Developer, Ulisses has a published book called "Learn Functional Programming with Elixir". We talked about his experience working at Plataformatec with the people that created the Elixir Language, and his new job at a company that is building a bitcoin betting platform using Elixir and some of his thoughts about Functional Programming.
This is the best time to get a job abroad. Learn how Ilya Brotzky created VanHack in 2014 and got 700+ developers hired abroad so far. We talk about how he is running the business, the challenges he faced and his goals for the company's future. We also discussed the most frequent questions people ask about getting a job abroad in tech.
Have you ever had trouble with deadlocks, race-conditions and other concurrency problems? Do you often need to manually restart a faulty system that breaks for random reasons? Are you having problems with performance? Are you an Elixir developer who is curious about Erlang? Then you're gonna enjoy this new episode of the podcast.
On this episode, Gleidy Mendoza talks about UX Development and how to level up your team by sharing your knowledge as much as possible and coaching other developers.
Stella Miranda was a CTO at a tech company in Colombia and now she is a Senior Software Engineer at Unbounce in Vancouver, Canada. In this episode, she shares with us how she got a visa-sponsored job in Canada and the on boarding process, her community work back in Colombia, about her experience as a woman in tech, and some interesting details about her work as a software engineer and tips for those who are looking for jobs abroad.
Hello! We're the hexdevs team! In this short episode, we talk about what you can expect from this podcast and how you can find us. Thanks for listening!
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