241 RR What Makes a Great Developer with Phil Spitler


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    02:17 – Phil Spitler Introduction

    03:20 – Panel opinions: What makes a good developer?

    07:26 – “Successful” vs “Great” Developers

    12:45 – Mentors: What to they epitomize?

    • Maintainability

    14:37 – How do newbies find/identify mentors?

    17:45 – When Becoming Great Starts to Matter

    27:51 – How People “Arrive”; Necessary Skillsets

    • Code Archaeology

    30:51 – Bloc.io

    36:44 – As a mentor, where do you draw the line?

    40:57 – As an educator: How important is it to do hands-on work of your own?

    • The Freelancers’ Show Episode #184: Goals and Productivity (unreleased at time of publication)


    Rat-a-Tat Cat (Jessica)
    Sorry Not Sorry IPA (Jessica)
    Amazon Fire Kids Edition (Avdi)
    The Now Habit: A Strategic Program for Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free by Neil Fiore (Avdi)
    Intercom Central® 246 – Four Channels HOME Power-line Intercom System (Chuck)
    Fathead (Chuck)
    spitfire (Phil)
    Bloc's Software Engineering Track (SET Program) (Phil)
    Kyle Cease (Phil)
    Phil’s coworker’s Ariel's man crush on Avdi (Phil)

    Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing That You Can Improve (Phil)
    Wile Kratts (Children's Science Show) (Phil)
    MindSet by Carol Dweck (Chuck)