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Episode 080 | Jared Smith - Check Your Fear At the Door

Episode 080 | Jared Smith - Check Your Fear At the Door

Jared Smith talks with Dave Rael about being motivated by solving real problems, the importance of education, seeking feedback, and the benefits of letting go of fear

Jared Smith is a Software Engineer for YCombinator backed One Month, inc. He is passionate about programming and learning all he can about computer science. Everything from DevOps to building awesome software, from how the electrons move through a circuit to how a hard drive writes data.


0:27 - Dave introduces the show and Jared Smith
3:41 - Jared's definition of value
6:11 - The things that "light Jared up"
8:30 - "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke
8:57 - How Jared got started in software
12:00 - How Jared became associated with One Month and ultimately employed there
18:51 - Jared's story of failure - infrastructure migration and tackling a problem outside expertise - underestimating the problem
22:55 - Jared's story of success - advancing fr