Christopher and I speak with @MrThomasRayner about career switches. Not a wholesale switch to lumber or something, but rather a tweak: maybe becoming a software dev, or something like that. We discuss the things you’ve got to keep in mind, and the important fact that absolutely no tech careers are immune to “constant change and reskilling” these days. Submit YOUR topic ideas at https://donjones.com/podcast; this November we’ll be switching the show format slightly to make it easier for YOUR topics to make it on the show.
I’m joined by Michael Bender (@MichaelBender) as we take a question from the audience: Is it better to be an IT generalist or a specialist? What if you’ve started specializing to your specific job? If you want to be more general, how do you do it? Don’t forget to submit your own topics so we can keep the show going: DonJones.com/podcast.
This episode, I’m joined by Doug Finke (@dfinke) to discuss book publishing options. We get pretty deep into the finances, the logistics, and the pros and cons of going it on your own or working with a traditional publisher. Don’t forget to suggest your topic for a future episode at DonJones.com/podcast.
My crew and I are joined by Jon Junell (@jonhikes) as we talk about the characteristics of toxic workplaces and healthy workplaces. It’s more than you might think – open your mind a bit before you listen, and see how other folks evaluate this complex and personal topic.
Join Josh Duffney (@joshduffney) and my crew for a talk on… digital minimalism? This from the guy with every iDevice there is? Yeah – a pretty mind-opening talk, and one I think you’ll enjoy. Show notes below the break.Read More
I’m joined by Ryan Yates (@ryanyates1990) to talk about mental health. It’s a discussion based on a recent Microsoft Ignite session he did on this topic, and it’s pretty illuminating, as is his website, Mental Health Affects Someone Like Me.
And now for something completely different: this time, I get interviewed. Michael Levan (@TheNJDevOpsGuy) joins me and @PSHDonsBoss to ask questions about the current state of my career, how I got there, and more. We tangent nicely into what leadership means, and why some tech folks aren’t sure they want to get into management. We touch on how to start making a role for yourself, and lots more. It’s a great discussion, and it includes some perspectives on my career that you don’t usually hear (and some candid facts you probably have never heard).