Episode 3: Matt Kirk

Show Notes

Writing a book is on the bucket list for many of us. We look forward to the credibility it gives us, often not anticipating how difficult writing a book can be. When you write a book, or undertake any project really, you’ll encounter unexpected challenges.

In this week's episode, machine learning expert and author Matt Kirk shares how he got a publisher for his machine learning books, how he wrote his first book in nine months, why his second one took two years and what he learned about personal limits.

Matt's story takes a surprising turn you won't want to miss.

What to read: Avoiding burnout

Episode 2: John Bafford

Show Notes

Have ever dreamed of chucking your daily grind to do something radical? On this week’s episode, software developer John Bafford took that chance. 

“I kinda liked the outdoors. I thought it might be kinda fun to hike the Appalachian Trail.” 

Despite never having camped outdoors or having done a long hike, John decided to hike the entire Appalachian Trail — a 2,200 mile foot path that spans from Georgia to Maine. Despite his lack of experience in this endeavor, John decided he wanted to take the chance to do something amazing. The decision changed his life.

What to read: The missing career path for the technical expert

Episode 1: Chris Parsons

Show Notes

My guest this week is software developer and independent video game designer, Chris Parsons. He heads up Revelation Games and the creator of the indie game, Sol Trader.

This episode focuses on his latest video game, Ealdorlight, which he was in the midst of funding through a kickstarter campaign. You’ll find this episode interesting if you’re interested running a kickstarter campaign, creating a team or drumming up interest for a side project. 

What to read: How to recover from a business failure