RR 349: The Overnight Failure with Sebastian Sogamoso



    Charles Max Wood

    Eric Berry

    Dave Kimura

    David Richards

    Special Guests: Sebastian Sogamoso

    In this episode of Ruby Rogues, the panel discusses failures with Sebastian Sogamoso. Sebastian is a software developer of 6 years, and working with Ruby for the last 5 years, and before worked with Java and PHP. He is currently living in Panama City, but grew up in Colombia. He now works for CookPad and organizes a Ruby conference in Colombia. Sebastian stresses the fact that everyone fails no matter what, and if you take responsibility and learn from your failures, you can more on to become a better programmer and developer because of it.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • Ruby, Java, and PHP
    • Failure stories
    • Personal failure stories in software projects
    • Public failure stories in technology companies
    • Failure from a personal perspective
    • I am the worst developer ever?
    • Will I get fired?
    • Will this ever be over?
    • Getting peer support
    • Will I have to carry with the weight of this failure for my entire career?
    • Taking time off to decompress
    • Failure from a company perspective
    • The customer support side
    • The Public Relationships side
    • The engineering side
    • Blameless postmortems (don’t do guilt blame)
    • Root cause analysis
    • Fix the code, but most importantly the processes
    • Gaining confidence back
    • Mental health
    • Why sharing our failures can help
    • Impostor syndrome
    • And much, much more!






    • Costco Glasses