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Episode 001 | John Sonmez: Simple Programmer

Episode 001 | John Sonmez: Simple Programmer

John Sonmez talks with Dave Rael about delivering value and his experiences as a software developer, a life coach, and an entrepreneur.
John is the founder of Simple Programmer at, where he tirelessly pursues his vision of transforming complex issues into simple solutions.   He is a prolific producer of developer training on Pluralsight.   He's a seasoned software professional, podcaster, author, entrepreneur, and fitness enthusiast.   John is a life coach for software developers, and helps software engineers, programmers and other technical professionals boost their careers and live a more fulfilled life.   He empowers them to accomplish their goals by making the complex simple and is the author of Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual.


00:29 - Dave introduces the show and John Sonmez
02:18 - John's definition of value
05:18 - The things that "light John up"
07:26 - Stories of failure and John's thoughts on putting