My Life For The Code

Shawn Rakowski from My Life For The Code interviews software developers who are excited about the work that they do and want to inspire others to find happiness in what they code.
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Apr 25, 2016

In this episode I interview Kevin O'Shaughnessy. Kevin is a senior Web developer based in the UK. Kevin runs a blog at and is also a regular guest blogger at Simple Programmer and Outlier Developer. He believes in continuous learning and improvement, and is doing a 12 learning paths challenge on Pluralsight in 2016. Kevin is also active on Twitter @zombiecodekill.

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Check Developer on Fire on May 9th 2016 to hear another interview with Kevin!

Apr 18, 2016

In this episode I interview Steve Kinney. Steve Kinney is co-director of academics at the Turing School of Software and Design where he teaches Ruby and JavaScript to aspiring web developers in Denver, Colorado. He is also founder of Dinosaur.js a non-profit, community driven JavaScript conference also held in Denver.

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Apr 11, 2016

In this episode I try something a little different and interview someone who is at the start of their career. My guest, Isaac Smolund, is a recent Computer Science graduate of the University of Minnesota, Morris who just started a full time job as a software developer in Boston, MA.   

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Apr 4, 2016

In this episode I interview Pavneet Singh Saund. Pavneet is a web developer and team lead, currently working for a leading european e-commerce player, Komplett Group. He has a passion for creating solutions that make users' lives easier through empathy. Pavneet has worked across the .NET stack and has found an ever-growing love for JavaScript. Pavneet is involved in the local community as founder of Slack community Vestfold Developers and chapter lead for Norwegian .Net User Group Vestfold. He's also contributer to open-sourced projects Forseti (Javascript test runner) and Bifrost (Line of Business application framework based on CQRS and DDD, and healthy development practices). He lives in Larvik, Norway with his loving wife and three children.


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Mar 28, 2016

In this episode I interview Derek Comartin. Derek is a software developer working professionally since the late 90's. His experience spans product development, professional services and in-house enterprise development. He's written software for a variety of business domains such as consumer goods, distribution, transportation, manufacturing, and accounting. He is currently Director of Engineering at Full Circle TMS.

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Mar 21, 2016

In this episode I interview Scott Nimrod. Scott Nimrod is fascinated with software craftsmanship. He has been practicing software development since 2003. He's a thriving entrepreneur, software consultant, and he blogs. He focuses on native application development and test automation. He was born and raised on the mean streets of Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Miami Beach, Florida. His blog can be found at

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