20 top experts deliver talks and answer questions on making the most of your career
Dear fellow software developer,
I like writing code. I spent years of my career avoiding leadership positions and sticking to technical roles. This limited my ability to earn the income I desired and to have the influence to optimize my contributions to the organizations I served.
My aversion to the human side of the craft made me less a stellar employee than I would have been otherwise. My insistence on staying out of "office politics" and sticking only to technical concerns put an upper limit on the amount I could impact the systems I was building.
Hi, I'm Dave Rael
For most of my life, I've told myself a story consisting of the idea that "I'm good with machines, but not good with people." This story was a lie, in my case. I didn't lie because of a nefarious plan to fool myself, but because i was a true believer in the notion that I was purely technical.
In December 2014, I went to a small conference and decided I was going to shake the hand of every person at the event. I decided I was going to be the people-person I didn't think I could be. I executed on that and learned a few things about myself.
I still didn't think I was good with people, but I wasn't as certain of it. I was also motivated to try uncomfortable things a little more because of the great engagement I had from people I met at that conference.
It was in early 2015 that I decided I wanted to step up the blogging practice I had already started and go further. I wanted to create content and toil in less anonymity than before. I didn't expect to build an audience of thousands, but thought I'd try my hand at putting audio content on the internet.
And so the Developer On Fire podcast was born.
I didn't know what to expect in creating a podcast. I don't think I even had a clear picture on how it was going to help me. I just knew it was uncomfortable and scary, and so I had to do it.
The benefits that have come from being a podcaster have taken me by surprise. The biggest lessons I have learned and improvements in myself I have gained are:
Having learned and grown in my capacity to become a people person, I want to share that experience with you. If you've ever felt your desire to remain technical limits your earning potential and your inability to play the games people play in the office hurts your ability to contribute, you're not alone. I have felt the same way.
The things is, though, engaging socially is a powerful way to change your outlook for the better. I mean it when I say you're probably better with people than you think you are. I want to help you give it your best shot and work toward more rewards for your future.
You deserve it.
- Dave Rael
Carefully prepared, high quality talks from experts in the field and and questions answered by the same authorities
Panel discussions on important issues for anyone working in teams
Thank you to all of the speakers for sharing so much of yourselves and your knowledge! Also, thank you very much, Dave, for making this happen! I learned a great deal.
With conferences there is usually that one talk that is worth the price of admission. This entire conference was slammed full of talks worth the price of admission. So many awesome presenters and they deliver so much value you can't pass this up!
“Thanks Dave and all the speakers, this has been so inspiring. Truly life changing.”
Thank you @dave-rael This has been an really amazing experience showcasing what community is all about. Thank you to everyone involved.
Huge props to @dave-rael for organizing such a great event! And also all the wonderful speakers who took time out of their schedule
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Access to a private Slack Team
The first ever Developer On Fire Remote Conference is over, but the community lives on. You get to join the Slack team, including the original participants and speakers from the conference.
Slack Chat Export
The interactive nature of the Remote Conference led to some capturing of resource links, further discussion, and excellent insights in the community chat. These are archived for your convenience and included in the package.
Day 0 Panel Discussions
Before the remote conference event, speakers came together for "tech check" calls to make sure the conferencing software and local hardware setups were going to work for the Question/Answer sessions. Of course, when brilliant people get together, they talk. Recordings of the tech check calls are included as the Day 0 panel discussions. There were many gems and lessons to learn in the speaker interactions.
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