Podcasts Programming Tampa Bay

Lots to listen to on Tampa Bay’s tech podcasts

It’s been a while since I last published a list of podcast episodes from Tampa Bay tech podcasts. So if you’re looking for something technical to listen to that’s also from “The Other Bay Area, on The Other West Coast”, there’s a lot on this list!

In the last list, I went from newest podcast series to longest-running; this time, I’m reversing the order.

Thunder Nerds

Of the podcasts in this roundup, Thunder Nerds — “A conversation with the people behind the technology, that love what they do… and do tech good” — has been around the longest, with 274 episodes over five seasons to date. You’ve probably seen the hosts at local meetups and conferences; they’re Sarrah Vesselov, Frederick Philip Von Weiss, and Brian Hinton.

Auth0 logoThunder Nerds is sponsored by a company that’s near and dear to me, Auth0! That’s partly because they have a great authentication, authorization, and identity service, and partly because I work there in my role as a Senior R&D Content Engineer!

274 – 🧑🏽‍🍳 Learn to Cook Code at Hackathons with Vincent Tang
In this episode, we get to speak with fullstack developer, tech educator, and speaker, Vincent Tang. We discuss the value of learning from hackathons, and how to get started in the tech industry. We also discuss Vincent’s new podcast Code Chefs.

The 6 Figure Developer

At the time I’m writing this, The 6 Figure Developer — hosted by John Callaway, Clayton Hunt, and Jon Ash — has posted 178 episodes. It’s…

…a show dedicated to helping developers to grow their career. Topics include Test Driven Development, Clean Code, Professionalism, Entrepreneurship, as well as the latest and greatest programming languages and concepts.

  • 178 – Identity with Christos Matskas
    Microsoft Identity for developers and Security in the Cloud! Christos is a developer, speaker, writer, and Microsoft Program Manager for Microsoft Identity, doing advocacy at scale.
  • 177 – F# and FP with Phillip Carter
    Phillip Carter joins us on the latest episode of The 6 Figure Developer Podcast to talk F# and Functional Programming. Phillip is a software person by trade. He currently works for Microsoft, focusing on .NET languages and compilers and tooling, with a heavy emphasis on F#. He likes doing other things too, like riding snowboards and bikes.
  • 176 – REST APIs with Irina Scurtu
    Irina is a Software Architect, a Microsoft MVP, and .NET Group Community Lead at Endava. She’s also a Microsoft Certified Trainer and founder of dotnetdays Romania.
  • 175 – Dave Glick: Statiq Sites and Open Source
    Dave has been professionally developing software for almost two decades. He is passionate about open source, .NET, and the intersection of the two.
  • 174 – DevOps Engineering with Ken Mugrage
    Ken is Tech Principal for the Office of the CTO @ThoughtWorks. He’s passionate about #ContinuousDelivery and #DevOps. He’s now focused on future tech.
  • 173 – bUnit: A Blazor Testing Lib w/ Egil Hansen
    Principal Developer at Delegate. A Microsoft MVP & .NET Foundation member. Creator of the Blazor Testing Library #bUnit. Egil joins us to talk all about bUnit – a Testing Library for Blazor Components.
  • 172 – Rob Richardson: .NET 5, Pipelines, & Testing
    Rob is a software craftsman building web properties in ASP.NET and Node, React and Vue. He’s a Microsoft MVP, published author, frequent speaker at conferences, user groups, and community events, and a diligent teacher and student of high quality software development.
  • 171 – Jeremy Sinclair: Win Insider, .NET on ARM
    Jeremy is an enthusiastic developer with over 10 years of development experience. He’s also part of the #WindowsInsiders community and a Windows Insider MVP.
  • 170 – Michael Jolley on JavaScript, TS, Blazor, etc.
    From his early days with lincoln logs to building custom ERP systems, Michael has always been a builder. With nearly 20 years experience designing & developing software, he loves sharing his knowledge with others and watching them excel. While still building custom applications for clients today, Michael has been spending considerable time pouring into others via his live-coding sessions on Twitch and talks at conferences & meet-ups. When not in full-geek mode, Michael is a husband of nearly 20 years, father to three awesome kids, musician, and football fanatic.
  • 169 – Welcome Back Ash! Self Care in Covid Times
    We’re so happy to have Jon Ash back! Ash was taking some time for self care, family, and personal projects. In this episode we welcome him back and hear all about what he’s been working on.
  • 168 – Oqtane and OSS with Shaun Walker
    Shaun Walker is the original creator of Oqtane and DotNetNuke, web application frameworks which have the earned the recognition of being among the largest, most successful, pioneering Open Source projects native to the Microsoft platform. He has 25+ years professional experience in architecting and implementing enterprise software solutions for private and public organizations. Based on his significant community contributions he has been recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) as well as an ASPInsider for over 10 consecutive years. He was recognized by Business In Vancouver in 2011 as a leading entrepreneur in their Forty Under 40 business awards, and is currently the Chair of the Project Committee for the .NET Foundation. Shaun is currently a Technical Director and Enterprise Guildmaster at Cognizant Softvision. Shaun joined us to talk about his newest project, Oqtane, a Modular Application Framework for Blazor, as well as Open Source Software, and The .NET Foundation!
  • 167 – Manage Cloud Cost with Omry Hay
    Omry is Co-Founder and CTO at env0, the first self-service cloud management platform for infrastructure as code (IaC) architecture.
  • 166 – The State of Python with Michael Kennedy
    Michael is the founder and host of Talk Python To Me, a weekly podcast about Python and related software developer topics. He is a the founder and chief author at Talk Python Training where many leading Python developer courses are available online. Michael is an entrepreneur, a father of three girls, a husband, a student, and a teacher. You can find him in his hometown of Portland, OR.
  • 165 – Kode Vicious, George Neville-Neil
    Writing as Kode Vicious, George has spent more than 15 years sharing advice and insights as a “coder with attitude” in ACM’s Queue magazine. He is a software engineer, author and security nerd with other varied interests who speaks several languages including Japanese.
  • 164 – .NET MAUI with Auri Rahimzadeh
    Auri joins us to talk about .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI). Auri A. Rahimzadeh is an accomplished technophile writer and author. He has written three books: Hacking the PSP, Geek My Ride, and co-authored Hacking Digital Cameras. Rahimzadeh has contributed to many digital entertainment technology standards, including HDTV and DVD, and is former west coast research director at The Envisioneering Group, a prominent consumer electronics research firm. Having taught side by side with Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, Auri continues to share a passion for technology education for children and teens. Currently Mr. Rahimzadeh is owner of Auri’s Ideas in Fishers, Indiana, and an instructor at Eleven Fifty Academy, a non-for-profit technology education bootcamp.

The Mike Dominick Show

The Mike Dominick Show is the second-newest of the podcasts in this list, and it has an open source focus.

Friends That Code

Friends that Code is the newest podcast on this list, and it’s hosted by Mike Traverso, whom locals may know from the Tampa Bay Google Developers Group meetup and other Google-y events. In this podcast, he showcases…

…some amazing people I know that just happen to write code for a living. Whether they started off intending to code or just happened into it, we get to hear about the types of people you’ll meet, things you’ll get to do, jobs you’ll have along the way, and advice from some awesome coders along the way!

  • 26 – Imposter Syndrome: You Do Belong Here & other affirmations and ways to beat imposter syndrome
  • 25 – I owe a world famous video game designer 70 cents with Graeme Devine
    Video game lover, developer, designer, producer, Godfather of games on CD-Roms, and man partly responsible for a Christmas shortage of gold Zelda cartridges. Ladies and gentlemen, todays guest is Graeme Devine!

  • 24 – Preparing for better opportunities. Oh! and pinball too with Stacy Devino
    Developer, Google Developer Expert, Community Organizer, Conference Speaker, Mentor, Sneaker fan and Mistress of Android. Ladies and Gentlemen, todays guest is Stacy Devino!

  • 23 – Having every job imaginable in technology with Joey deVilla
    Developer, former Evangelist, former CTO, Author, Community Organizer, Conference Speaker, Accordion Guy and Developer again. Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Joey deVilla!

  • 22 – Coding a secure, community driven, open sourced Smash Bros moves app with Kento Kawakami
    Nintendo enthusiast, Video game lover, graphic designer, photographer, App developer and spanking new software developer. Ladies and gentlemen, todays guest is Kento Kawakami!

  • 21 – Mentoring developers & fostering the community with Maggie Negm
    Software developer, volunteer, and mentor to newer software developers and all around good person. Ladies and gentlemen, todays guest is Maggie Negm!

  • 20 – Dialoging with an Android Developer with Huyen Tue Dao
    Developer, Architect, Fantastic Conference Speaker, Google Developer Expert in Android & Kotlin, YouTube Producer and On-Air Talent… Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Huyen Tue Dao!

  • 19 – Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready with Jerome Hardaway
    Developer, Air Force Veteran, Tech Evangelist, Founder and Executive Director at Vets Who Code and Captain America of web development! Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Jerome Hardaway!

  • 18 – Development is just another creative outlet with David Khourshid
    Developer, Conference Speaker, Author, Javascript framework creator, Twitch streamer and moonlighting piano player. Ladies and gentlemen, todays guest is David Khourshid!

  • 17 – Creating creativity, turning static into fantastic with Erica Jacobs
    Designer, Illustrator, Volunteer, Celebrator of women in the design and tech community, Creator of the Neon Swan Awards and Creative Mind extraordinaire. Ladies and gentlemen, todays guest is Erica Jacobs!

  • 16 – ABC’s of success: Authenticity, Balance and Communication with Bill Conyea
    Developer, CTO, Investor, Technology Staffer and Entrepreneur. Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Bill Conyea!

Podcasts Programming What I’m Up To

I’m on episode 123 of “The 6 Figure Developer” — “iOS Apprentice & Accordions w/ Joey deVilla”!

Last month, the folks at The 6 Figure Developer podcast interviewed me, and that interview was published this morning! It’s titled iOS Apprentice & Accordions w/ Joey deVilla, and you can find it right on the 6 Figure Developer site, or through your favorite way to find podcasts.

You can also use the player below:

The topics covered in the interview:

  • How I got started in the industry and where I am now. I started as a developer, then a developer evangelist, then marketing, then product owner, and now I’m a developer again!
  • My new job at Lilypad, which I like to describe as “a CRM for the alcohol industry”, and how much fun I’m having being a developer again.
  • My tech strategy: “Always bet on the toy.” The technology that people dismiss as a toy today often becomes tomorrow’s indispensable tool.
  • Working on the 8th edition of iOS Apprentice for It was an adventure, what with having to cover the new SwiftUI framework in a beginner-friendly way. I also talk about being honored to work on this edition of the book, as I learned iOS programming from an earlier edition written by the original author, Matthijs Hollemans.
  • Cross-platform vs. native mobile development and the challenges with each approach. When do you use each approach?
  • The people whose primary way of getting online is their mobile device. I talk about a key demographic — about 8% — whose smartphone is pretty much their only gateway into the online world.
  • Taking an active role in the Tampa Bay tech scene. I explain that it’s a habit I picked up from the Toronto tech scene in the early 2000s, during the era of DemoCamp Toronto. This work helped turn Toronto into one of the top 5 tech powerhouses in North America, and I think Tampa Bay can borrow a few of those tricks.
  • Don’t forget that two Tampa Bay authors have iOS books! It’s not just me, but Craig Clayton as well.
  • Recommended meetups and resources for Tampa Bay mobile developers. There’s Tampa iOS Meetup, the Suncoast Google Developers Group, and of course, the Coders, Creatives, and Craft Beer meetup.
  • My one piece of career advice: It’s actually Eleanor Roosevelt’s advice — “Do the thing you think you cannot do.”

Who interviewed me?

The hosts of The 6 Figure Developer who interviewed me are:

John Callaway: An International Speaker, Author, and Microsoft MVP, John has been a professional developer since 1999. He has focused primarily on web technologies and currently focuses on C# and .NET Core in Azure. Clean code and professionalism are particularly important to him, as well as mentoring and teaching others what he has learned along the way.

Clayton Hunt: Clayton has been programming professionally since 2005 doing mostly web development with an emphasis on JavaScript and C#. He has a focus Software Craftsmanship and is a signatory of both the Agile Manifesto and the Software Craftsmanship manifesto. He believes that through short iterations and the careful gathering of requirements that we can deliver the highest quality and the most value in the shortest time. He enjoys learning and encouraging other to continuously improve themselves.

Jon Ash: Jon has been a web developer since 2011 and a professional consultant since 2006. Coming from the aerospace industry he brings a passion for professionalism and excellence. He has a broad experience in current web technologies, with a strong foundation in C# and JavaScript. Though working knowledge of technologies are important, he takes pride in practicing and promoting clean code, adherence to the SOLID principles, and disciplines such as Test Driven Development.