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The Pete On Software Podcast

Jan 5, 2015

2015 is kicking off with Episode 31 of the Pete on Software Podcast. In this episode, I talk about the difference between how I see "resolutions" and "setting goals". If we all are treating our careers like small businesses, we need to make SMART goals in order to propel ourselves forward. I go over my goals for...


Dec 22, 2014

For my last episode of 2014, episode 30 has me giving my opinions on what makes someone a programmer. Moreso, what classifies someone as a "professional" programmer. Is it merely "programming for pay", or is there something else to it? People on Quora and other places on the Internet have no shortages of opinions,...


Dec 9, 2014

In Episode 29, I take some time to think about the roles of a leader and a manager and how those intersect and how they differ. I not only share from personal experiences of when I've had to lead and manage, but I also share some wisdom from my father on the subject. (He's a lot smarter about it than I am). I also...


Nov 24, 2014

Here in Episode 28, I was inspired by Episode 380 of the Podcast Answerman podcast to consider whether or not tech podcasters, bloggers, writers, and speakers were actually narcissists. And, of course, there is no better place to start with those questions than in your own back yard. So, I do some evaluations on...


Nov 10, 2014

Episode 27 finds me on a business trip and being a little introspective with this podcast. In this episode, I give my answers to two questions that I found on the web. First, "I work at McDonald's but I want to be a professional programmer. Is it possible?" and Second, "What differentiates a programmer and...