18 August 2016
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Tom Prior talks with Dave Rael about reach, making connections, functional programming, mindfulness, and balance

A husband to his beautiful wife and father to a wonderful son and daughter, Tom is also a software geek who loves functional programming. He is an unrelenting learner. Outside of work and family life, he can usually be found with a cup of strong coffee consuming computer science related topics or bending his brain to solve a programming Kata. He blogs about his functional programming journey atĀ www.prigrammer.com. He has become actively involved in the software community in Cork, Ireland helping to setup the Cork Java User Group (http://www.meetup.com/corkjug/). More recently, he has helped set up Functional Kats {Cork} (http://www.meetup.com/functional-kats-cork/) after hearing Andrea Magnorsky talk about Functional Kats in Dublin on a previous Developer On Fire episode.

Tom's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Take breaks - be prepared to step away
  2. Use pen and paper and whiteboards
  3. Be willing to sacrifice some entertainment to balance geeking out on software with family


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