In this episode, Josh and I get a little introspective, and talk about our podcasting rigs. Whether you’re interested in starting a podcast, live streaming on Twitch, or just sounding better in Zoom or Teams, this is worth a listen.
Here’s a tough topic: we’re all aware of the ageism in tech, but what if you are an older person who needs to change jobs and upgrade your career? Josh and I try to offer some thoughts for our guest.
Let’s take a slight diversion for the holiday season and do a mashup of career and hobby! I’m joined by Thomas Henson (@henson_tm), and we’re talking about making the jump from being a tech writer to a fiction writer. And, if you’re looking at becoming a tech writer, there’s some useful bonus advice there, too!
Changing tech stacks can be expensive, painful, and frustrating—especially when a re-architecture isn’t in the cards. So what do you do? How do you think about it? Join us for some fresh perspectives.
Is there really a difference between “coding,” “scripting,” and “programming?” My new co-host, @joshduffney, joins me to figure it out.
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.
Join me and @joshduffney as Josh tells me how he used “Be the Master” to slide into the driver’s seat of life, point his career in a healthy new direction, and decide what he wanted out of life.