Relevance is a fascinating place to work. The primary reason for that, in my opinion, is the great people that work there. I find I'm constantly having interesting conversations with my coworkers, and it's not always about tech stuff. More than once I've had a random hallway conversation and thought, "Wow, if I had recorded that, it would make a pretty good podcast episode."
So that's what I'm doing. On a roughly weekly basis, I'm going to be releasing conversations with the people I am privileged to work with. We've got no set agenda: just have an interesting conversation about whatever people want to talk about.
As this is our first episode, I'm still figuring out how to do all the usual podcast stuff, like getting it on iTunes, creating a feed, and all that jazz. So for our inaugural episode, we're just going with a simple download link. I'll get all the fancy podcast stuff figured out, soon, I promise.
In this episode, I talk with Justin Gehtland, who's sort of our CEO (he explains the "sort of" in the episode). As is always the case when talking to Justin, it was a fun conversation. I hope you'll agree.
We mention a lot of people in the podcast. Here's a list of where to find them on the web:
- Justin Gehtland: @jgehtland, Blog
- Alan Dipert: @alandipert, Blog
- "Scary" Ron Sumida: Current web whereabouts unknown
- Don Box: @donbox, Wikipedia
- Chris Sells: @csells, Blog, Wikipedia
- Brent Rector: Website
- Keith Brown: @keithbrown42, Website
- Stu Halloway: @stuarthalloway
- Tim Ewald: Current web whereabouts unknown
- Glenn Vanderburg: @glv, Blog
- Jason Rudolph: @jasonrudolph, Website
- Rob Sanheim: @rsanheim
- Rich Hickey: @richhickey
- Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas are The Pragmatic Programmers
- The intro to the podcast is the song Jet City Woman by Queensrÿche.
- The outro to the podcast is the song Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits.
- Justin, Stu Halloway, Tim, and I all used to work at DevelopMentor.
- Relevance's Fridays policy.
- You can find out more about B Corporations at www.bcorporation.net.
- Justin's books:
- Band Together is on the web at www.bandtogethernc.org.
- Read about Fan, the obscure programming language. Apparently it's called Fantom now.
- Programming Clojure, by Stuart Halloway.
- Ruby on Rails.