Developer On Fire

Developer On Fire with Dave Rael is an interview podcast with inspiring and successful software professionals telling personal stories about their experiences with delivering value. It is a chance for you to get to know your favorite geeks and learn more about who they are, how they deliver, and what makes them tick. Learn from and get to know special geeks like Matt Wynne, Rob Eisenberg, Udi Dahan, Ted Neward, John Sonmez, Phil Haack, and David Heinemeier Hansson.


Episode 452 | Aimee Knight - Inspired

Guest: Aimee Knight @aimee_knight Aimee Knight talks with Dave Rael about perspectives, software, learning, planning, taking care of yourself, and achievement Aimee Knight is a Software Architect and currently lives in Nashville TN. As a former professional figure skater, she has a tremendous amount of energy and grit. Outside of work, she's a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies, a panelist on the JavaScript Jabber podcast and an international keynote speaker. Currently, she specializes in JS, React, and CSS, however, she's worked extensively in Angular, Node, and Ruby on Rails as well. Her past involvement includes working at npm, Inc., being a weekly panelist on the Angular Air podcast, a co-organizer for CharmCityJS, and mentor for Baltimore NodeSchool and Rails Bridge. Chapters:

  • 0:57 - Dave introduces the show and Aimee Knight
  • 3:10 - Aimee's path to software development
  • 10:34 - The reasons software was the path for Aimee
  • 14:11 - Aimee and planning
  • 15:51 - Community, introversion, connection, and provision
  • 21:10 - Gratitude
  • 22:38 - Aimee's story of failure - charging too hard
  • 25:03 - Achieving goals, shifting perspectives, and choosing your own objectives
  • 28:28 - Aimee's book recommendations
  • 29:40 - Aimee on podcasting
  • 32:50 - Aimee's approach to giving conference talks
  • 37:43 - Why Aimee chose JavaScript
  • 38:56 - Aimee's top 3 tips for delivering more value
  • 40:38 - Keeping up with Aimee
  • Aimee on LinkedIn
  • Aimee on Instagram
  • You Can Be Busy or Remarkable — But Not Both - Cal Newport
  • JavaScript Jabber
  • Eric Lawrence on Developer On Fire
Aimee's book recommendation:
  • So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love - Cal Newport
  • Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World - Cal Newport
Aimee's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Get plenty of sleep
  2. Try to find areas where you can make an impact
  3. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable


 2019-12-02  42m