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Episode 028 | Shawn Rakowski - My Life for the Code

Episode 028 | Shawn Rakowski - My Life for the Code

Shawn Rakowski talks with Dave Rael about finding inspiration, creating content, and being lit up for software and human interaction

Shawn Rakowski is a father, husband, software developer, wantrepreneur, and the host of the My Life For The Code podcast where he interviews passionate software developers with the hopes of inspiring others. Since graduating with degrees in Computer Science and Philosophy in 2009, Shawn has been employed as software engineer and recruiter for an electronic components distributor in rural Minnesota. In addition to his professional work, Shawn also enjoys coding for fun by participating in game jams and hacking away on side projects. He blogs occasionally at and aspires to one day start a business of his own.


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Shawn Rakowski
2:05 - Philosophy and Computer Science
5:04 - Shawn's definition of value
7:26 - The things that "light Shawn up"
9:39 - How Shawn got started writing software