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Episode 053 | Derick Bailey - On Fire for Software and LIfe

Episode 053 | Derick Bailey - On Fire for Software and LIfe

Derick Bailey talks with Dave Rael about solving problems with software, growth experiences, the challenges of business, and the importance of interests outside software

Derick Bailey is an developer, entrepreneur, author, speaker and technology leader in central Texas. He's been a professional developer since the late 90’s, and has been writing code since the late 80’s. In his spare time, he gets called a spamming marketer by people on Twitter, and blurts out all of the stupid / funny things he's ever done in his career on his email newsletter.


0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Derick Bailey
2:38 - Derick's motivation for being an educator
3:49 - Derick's blogging longevity and its impact on how he communicates
8:06 - Derick's definition of value - recursive ripple effect
11:42 - The things that "light Derick up"
12:57 - How Derick got started writing software
16:08 - Derick's movement through different technology stacks
21:42 - Why Node.js is so a