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Episode 255 | Aja Hammerly - Fun Pink Dinosaur

Episode 255 | Aja Hammerly - Fun Pink Dinosaur


Aja Hammerly

Aja Hammerly talks with Dave Rael about having a sense of humor, working for Google, mental health, productive environments, and taking care of yourself

Aja lives in Seattle where she is a Developer Advocate at Google and a member of the Seattle Ruby Brigade. Her favorite languages are Ruby and Prolog. She also loves working with large piles of data. In her free time she enjoys skiing, cooking, knitting, and long coding sessions on the beach.


2:43 - Dave introduces the show and Aja Hammerly4:26 - Working for Google7:44 - Aja and blogging9:39 - "You are not your code"14:39 - Aja's perspective on diversity in tech20:41 - Mental health24:18 - Burnout27:09 - Advice for dealing with situations not ideal for whole human prosperity and finding delight29:53 - Aja's experience in QA33:42 - How Aja got started in software36:46 - Aja's story of failure - corrupting a production datab