Panel: Charles Max Wood
Guest: Steve Edwards
In particular, we dive pretty deep on:
1:05 – Chuck: Welcome! I appreciate your contributions with hooking me up with some people.
2:22 – Started in IT in 1995.
2:38 – Chuck: How did you get into software development?
13:42 – Steve: Lightweight functions.
15:25 – Advertisement – Coder Job
16:05 – Chuck: What are you proud of with the work you’ve done?
16:20 – Steve: Article – All the different projects that it looks like for a developer – I have 5 or 6 projects that I want to get to that I haven’t had time to get to.
Steve talks about one of the projects he is working on.
17:55 – Chuck: What are you working on now?
17:59 – Steve: My company, Fluke, we have a cool setup. It has a three-legged system. In that we have all the background data, another for digital assets, and…
Steve: It’s so fast – I am trying to enhance it to make it even faster.
Another thing that I am working on is that we have a scheduling website for the fire department I am apart of. Band-Aids and glue hold it together. I am trying to work with a calendar so it can integrate – take over the data of a cell and put y stuff in there. It would be efficient so I don’t get all these errors with this old system. It would give me grand control.
21:13 – Chuck talks about his course on how to get a job.
Chuck: All you have to do to level-up is to put into the time. Working on open-source project
21:56 – Steve: Learning – find a project you want to do. What is something you want to tackle? What and how can you get it done with your tools? Stack overflow, or Slack questions. We started a new Meetup (last meeting was last month) and people do Vue on a regular basis. Slack room. That’s how I got into…
Personal experience you can help people and find
23:00 – Chuck: People want to level-up for different reasons. Whether you are trying to get better, or learn new things – getting to know people and having these conversations will shape your thinking.
23:33 – Steve: Also, networking.
24:10 – Chuck: I wasn’t happy where I was at and talked to people. Hey – what else is out there?
24:37 – Chuck: Any recommendations?
24:42 – Steve: The amount of courses that are out there, and it can be overwhelming. Find courses when they go on sale. I found some courses that were only $10.00. There is stuff that is free and things that you can pay for. It can be inexpensive.
26:38 – Chuck: I do the same thing. I wait for things to go on sale first. I’ve done that with courses. However you learn it. Some people work through a book and for others that’s not the way. Sometimes I will start with a video course then I get frustrated. It helps, though. There are different ways to do it. Go do it.
27:39 – Steve: There is a lot of good jobs – get your foot in the door as a junior guy. Getting the real-life experience.
28:15 – Chuck: How do people get ahold of you?
28:18 – Steve: Twitter, GitHub, wherever…
28:48 – Picks!
28:53 – Advertisement for Digital Ocean
- DevChat TV
- Plural Sight
- Events – Drupal
- Steve Edwards @Wonder95
- Steve Edwards’ LinkedIn
- Steve Edwards' Blog
- Book: Launch by Jeff Walker
- Get A Coder Job
- Code Badge
- System to help manage the podcast – scheduling, promotion, etc.
- The Librarians – TV show
- Sling – BYU football games