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Episode 024 | Mark Seemann - Abstract Value

Episode 024 | Mark Seemann - Abstract Value

Mark Seemann talks with Dave Rael about the rewards of writing software and educating, a functional mindset, and helping teams

Mark Seemann helps programmers make code easier to maintain. He's a Danish freelance programmer, author, conference speaker, and MVP.


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Mark Seemann
4:18 - Mark's definition of value
7:48 - The challenge of recognizing value when the benefit of Mark's contribution is indirect
10:30 - The things that "light Mark up"
13:24 - The similarities between functional and object oriented programming
15:59 - How Mark got started writing software
21:03 - Mark's story of failure, knowing Brooks' Law, but ignoring it
28:45 - Mark's greatest success story, the reward of being unnecessary
34:37 - How Mark stays current with what he needs to know
37:30 - Mark's book recommendation
38:12 - The things that have Mark most excited about his present and future
40:38 - The greatest sources of pain in Mark's life and work, f