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Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.

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Episode 398 | Eric Anderson - Community Works (Dec 10th, 2018)


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Eric Anderson talks with Dave Rael about community, web and desktop development, diversity of experiences, and communication


Eric Anderson is a technical lead at an agribusiness company in the Nashville, TN area. He has the privilege of being a cross-team technical resource and guide to more than 20 other .NET developers. Outside of work Eric blogs about .NET related topics, is co-president of the Nashville .NET User Group, is an avid reader, enjoys video games, and most importantly ...

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Episode 397 | Ben Scheirman - Screencasting Magic (Dec 6th, 2018)


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Ben Scheirman talks with Dave Rael about open source software, speaking, writing, screencasting, and geeking out


Ben Scheirman is an experienced software developer from Houston, TX. He is the founder of NSScreencast, a site with over 350 screencasts on iOS and Mac development. Ben also runs Fickle Bits, LLC, where he builds apps for clients using Swift, Objective-C, and Ruby. When not programming, you can find Ben playing guitar, playing board games, or making award-winning Texas BBQ...

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Episode 396 | Daniel Lemay - Fast Start (Dec 3rd, 2018)


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Daniel Lemay talks with Dave Rael about his new career, learning to write software, helping and being helped, speaking at conferences and meetups, psychology, and empathy


Daniel is a front-end developer who is passionate about building performant and accessible web apps. He loves following the latest cutting edge technologies and has given several presentations on GraphQL and React. After 10 years as a Facilities Manager in the Educational sector, Daniel was dissatisfied and determin...

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Episode 395 | Martine Dowden - Accessing Goodness (Nov 29th, 2018)


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Martine Dowden talks with Dave Rael about being a geek, psychology, art, accessibility, business, and lifestyle


Focusing on web interfaces that are beautiful, functional, and usable, Martine delivers products that adhere to WCAG and Section 508 for accessibility and compliance. She approaches User Experience from both Art and Science, drawing from her degrees in Psychology and Visual Communications. Martine has worked as an artist, educator, and consultant since 2005.

She stays active...

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Episode 394 | Joshua Kerievsky - Accelerating Awesome (Nov 26th, 2018)


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Joshua Kerievsky talks with Dave Rael about Industrial Logic, making great experiences, psychological safety, great businesses, and delivering value


Joshua is the founder and CEO of Industrial Logic, a pioneering Extreme Programming/Lean consultancy that radically improves the software development capabilities of organizations around the globe.

In the mid-1990s, Joshua was among a small community of “lightweight methods” practitioners experimenting with better ways of developing softw...

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Episode 393 | Jamie Phillips - Setting Up Good Experiences (Nov 21st, 2018)


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Jamie Phillips talks with Dave Rael about the scientific method, understanding the people around you, automation, impact, and setting up good experiences


Jamie Phillips is a Senior Software Development Engineer at SentryOne, and works remotely from East Tennessee. He has been working with .NET since 2007 after discovering .NET development in graduate school. Jamie's Geology degree has given him an appreciation for large systems and processes which has created keen interest in Solutio...

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Episode 392 | Riccardo Terrell - Seize Opportunity (Nov 19th, 2018)


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Riccardo Terrell talks with Dave Rael about functional programming, concurrency, cultural expectations, taking breaks, mentoring, and healthy relationships


Riccardo Terrell is a seasoned software engineer and Microsoft MVP who is passionate about functional programming. He is active in the .NET community and the author of "Functional Concurrency in .NET", which features how to develop highly-scalable systems in F# & C#. Riccardo believes in polyglot programming as a mechanism for...

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Episode 391 | Barry O'Reilly - Comfortable with Uncomfortable (Nov 15th, 2018)


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Barry OReilly talks with Dave Rael about experiences experiments, culture, writing, learning, teaching, and unlearning


Barry O’Reilly is a business advisor, entrepreneur, and author who has pioneered the intersection of business model innovation, product development, organizational design, and culture transformation.


Barry works with business leaders and teams from global organizations that seek to invent the future, not fear it. Every day, Barry helps with many of the world’s leading...

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Episode 390 | Brian Pontarelli - Emotional Response (Nov 12th, 2018)


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Brian Pontarelli talks with Dave Rael about doing both business and software, appealing to people, extroversion, and doing what is needed


Brian Pontarelli is founder and CEO of FusionAuth, a Denver-based software company that provides a free identity management platform. Brian start programming at 8 on an Apple 2e using Apple Basic. He taught himself Pascal, Assembler and C during middle and high school. Initially thinking that he had enough programming for a while, we started studyi...

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Episode 389 | Daniel Oliver - Acceptance of the Users (Nov 8th, 2018)


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Daniel Oliver talks with Dave Rael about community involvement, the value of people in software, hard-earned lessons, and delivering value to developers and end users


Daniel Oliver is a Microsoft MVP and a Senior Software Engineer in Tennessee. Interested in the Cloud, DevOps, Distributed Systems, .NET, and correctness of software, Daniel has worked on software for agribusiness, healthcare, and now retail and manufacturing. Having graduated college in 2014, Daniel is doing his best t...

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Episode 388 | Kyle Welch - Embrace Opportunity (Nov 5th, 2018)


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Kyle Welch talks with Dave Rael about saying yes, community involvement, prioritizing family, and work culture


Kyle is a frontend platform engineer at Eventbrite. He is tasked with providing a consistent and efficient developer experience by building a stable and robust ecosystem while maintaining their innovative nature. Prior to his current position, Kyle held various engineering roles for companies ranging from credit unions to video platforms which provided him the opportunity to...

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Episode 387 | Dru Sellers - A Curious Mind (Nov 1st, 2018)


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Dru Sellers talks with Dave Rael about being self-taught, involvement in open source, meeting friends, and delivering value


Dru enjoys exploring the intersection of business and technology. Its not uncommon to find Dru's nose buried in either a Business or Technology book while taking notes about how this can be leveraged into novel business value.

Dru is the VP of Operations at One More Cloud (OMC), a company that provides hosted search for its customers on either Solr (https://www.w...

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Episode 386 | Josh Holmes - Freedom and Relationships (Oct 29th, 2018)


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Josh Holmes talks with Dave Rael about management, leadership, learning, mistakes, freedom, connecting to the mission, and human relationships


Josh Holmes is a passionate soul who gets his kicks solving problems with deep fried awesomeness. He is currently employed by Microsoft as the lead of the Web Apps and Frameworks team helping build a better browser for people to build apps around. Prior to joining Microsoft in October 2006, Josh was a consultant working with a variety of clien...

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Episode 385 | Jay Gibb - Opportunity Knocks (Oct 25th, 2018)


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Jay Gibb talks with Dave Rael about software, translating between business and technical, understanding problems, and recognizing opportunities


Jay Gibb is the Founder and CEO of a B2B SaaS company called CloudSponge and a partner at a distributed software engineering consulting agency called Arizona Bay. He and his team have built hundreds of online businesses with entrepreneurs over the last 20 years and he’s an expert at helping non-technical (and quasi-technical) entrepreneurs bu...

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Episode 384 | Maxime Rouiller - Productive Time (Oct 22nd, 2018)


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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 web, however...

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Episode 383 | Cameron Presley - The Meaning of Professional (Oct 18th, 2018)


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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 organizing con...

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Episode 382 | Christina Aldan - Fiercely Grateful (Oct 15th, 2018)


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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 find unique s...

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Episode 381 | Abhinav Asthana - Big Impact (Oct 11th, 2018)


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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 helps develo...

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Episode 380 | David DeWolf - Humble Confidence (Oct 8th, 2018)


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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 writes at the...

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Episode 379 | Richard Rodger - Conscious Decisions (Oct 4th, 2018)


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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 an active ...

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