Developing Up

Developing Up

A podcast focused on the non-technical side of being a developer, because your career is about more than the code you write.

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    Staying Motivated

    To progress in a developement career requires motivation. An underlying personal need and goal to push your self to improve and grow. In this episode we talk about being motivated and how it helps grow in a career as a developer. We dicuss where to find personal motivation and how to look to others for support. You have one career in development and its up to you to make it what you want. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://www.developingup.com/37

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    Learning How to Adapt

    Being able to adapt and alter approach due to changing requirements or technologies is an important part of growing and thriving as a developer. With out doing so there is risk of getting stuck or bottlenecked in your career. In this episode we discuss methods developers can use to adapt to changing project requirements, teams and technologies. Explaining how doing so will grow your career in ways you cant foresee. Show notes for this episode can be found at https://www.developingup.com/36

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    Values of Networking

    Networking plays an important part in a career in development. Connecting with other people can provide opportunities for personal and career growth. In this episode we discuss why networking with others is vital, the values and opportunities it provides, and go over a few methods for building those personal connections. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/35

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    Developing The Why

    Many developers forget to take a step back from what they are developing to ask the important question of "Why?". In this episode we talk about why knowing the goals of your project allow you to deliver the correct product and results. Further we discuss how that allows you to deliver value to your clients and your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/34

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    Challenging Yourself

    A career in development if full of challenges. However it can be easy to slip into a cycle of development stagnation, approaching every problem the same way, with the same tools. In this episode we talk about the values of finding ways to challenge yourself as a developer and how it helps you grow in your career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/33

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    Balance

    Your development career is not an isolated part of your life. In this episode we talk about why it is important to maintain balance in your life as a developer. Going beyond beyond "work/life" to maintain a "Happy place" that allows you to be the best developer and self that you can be. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/32

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    Leadership Mindsets

    Technical leadership is not a specific role, it is a mindset. In this episode we explore the traits and behaviors that make for great technical leaders. No matter your development role or experience you have the opportunity to embody these traits to grow your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/31

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    Imposter Syndrome

    Development is full of complexities and challenges. Because of this, it can be difficult to maintain confidence in your development abilities. Int his episode we discuss the five different types of Imposter Syndrome. Outline causes, effects and methods for how to overcome as a developer. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/30

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    Different Perspectives

    The users who interact with our code and the people we work with experience the world different then we do. For our work and careers to be successful, we need to be able to view our work from these varied perspectives. In todays episode we talk with Carie Fisher about applying different perspectives to development. Show notes for this episode are available at http://www.developingup.com/29

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    Knowing What Not to Build

    Development is about building solutions to solve problems. But when developing solutions, do you need to build everything yourself? In this episode we discuss why it is part of your job as a developer to know when to reuse existing solutions and the benefits of doing so. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/28

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    Continuous Learning

    The only way to grow and progress in your development career is to be constantly learning. In this episode we talk about why learning is an essential tool for growing in your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/27

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    Developer Mindsets

    Development is not just an activity, it is a state of mind. In this episode we discuss how effective mindsets help you in approaching your development projects and your development career. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/26

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    Taking Risks

    An important part of your development career is understanding when and how to take risks. In this episode we discuss why it is important to take risks as a developer, the two types of risks you'll face and how to balance risk with reward in development. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/25

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    Dealing with Change

    The one constant in your development career will be change. Change in your projects, change in your role & responsibilities and changes in your life. In the season one finale we talk about how to approach changes in these areas with a constructive, positive mindset. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/24

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    Keeping your Day Fresh

    Every developer hits a slip and falls into a stale daily routine. To progress in your development career it is important that you find ways to make every day exciting and challenging. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/23

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    Dealing with Setbacks

    The path of development is full of wrong turns, pitfalls and mistakes. You cannot control when they will occur, but you can control how you react to them. In this episode we discuss what to do when development setbacks occur and how to approach them with a positive mindset. Show note for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/22

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    Preventing Developer Stress

    Some stress helps provide a sense of urgency in development. However, too much stress can degrade your work. In this episode we discuss some common causes of development stress and ways you can prevent them. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/21

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    Procrastination vs. Precrastination

    When it comes to getting tasks completed there are two types of developers. In this episode we are discussing the differences between procrastinators and precrastinators. Sharing tips to improve your abilities to get things done, not matter which type of developer you are. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/20

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    The Art of the Code Review

    Great developers continually seek to improve the code they work on and write. In this episode we discuss how you can use code reviews to help yourself and your team become better developers. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/19

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    Task Estimation Techniques

    Estimating is hard. In fact, estimating is sometimes considered one of the hardest aspects of development. In this episode we discuss how you can be confident about the estimates you deliver. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/18

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    Developing a Plan

    To make consistent progress in your development you need to develop a plan. In this episode we discuss the importance and methodologies behind developing a plan. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/17

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    Establishing Office Connections

    Connections with coworkers is as beneficial to your career as your external network connections. In this episode we discuss how to establish an internal network of connections you can depend on. Show notes for this episode can be found at www.developingup.com/16

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    Building Your Developer Network

    Building a network of professionals is imperative to the growth of your development career. Where do you find the right professionals to connect with? When you do find them how do you start creating meaningful relationships? In this episode we focus on helping you answer those questions. Show notes for this episode can be found at http:// www.developingup.com/15

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    Development Interview Situations

    The skillsets you used to land your development job are useful well after the interview is over. Learning how to use them in other development situations will allow you to represent the best of yourself. Show notes for this episode can be found at http://www.developingup.com/14

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    Leading by Example

    To be a great developer, you need to promote greatness in others as well as yourself. In this episode we talk about how setting a good example can benefit both your team and your own career. Show notes for this episode can be found at www.developingup.com/13

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    Handling Mistakes Gracefully as a Developer

    You are going to make mistakes during your development career and that is normal! In this episode we discuss how making a mistake helps you improve as long as you approach the blunder with a learning mindset.

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    Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable

    Facing new career challenges as a developer is often uncomfortable. In today's episode we discuss the importance of getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.

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    How to give and receive feedback

    Feedback is crucial to career growth as a developer. In today’s episode we tackle feedback from both the perspective of the manager and that of the developer.

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