Sandi Metz, author of Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby and 99 Bottles of OOP, believes in simple code and straightforward explanations. She prefers working software, practical solutions and lengthy bicycle trips (not necessarily in that order) and consults and teaches about object-oriented design.
- - Dave introduces the show and Sandi Metz
- - What it means to be a "woman of a certain age" and the perspective it brings, including tolerating people for who they are
- - Believing in the good intentions of others
- - The things that "light Sandi up"
- - Bicycling and the importance of care for your physical condition
- - Sandi's career arc and how she became an author, speaker, and leader and the value of a "leaky filter"
- - Identity, leadership, teaching, service, grounding, and the perils of positive attention - "Internet Sandi" vs "Real Sandi"
- - Kind regard from audiences and the ability and encouragement to be authentic
- - Sandi's experience with women in tech - how it differs from those of others; the importance of not dismissing someone else's experience because it differs from your own
- - Empathy for the experience of people in uncomfortable situations
- - How Sandi got started in software
- - The changing landscape of computing and user experiences
- - Sandi's philosophy of failure - dropping production database tables is not necessarily a failure; Failure vs mistakes; The desire to hide mistakes rather than expose them; Diffusing blame
- - Sandi's success stories - great code, being an author, and being useful to strangers
- - Sandi's book recommendation
- - The things that have Sandi most excited
- - Sandi's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Sandi
Sandi's book recommendation:
Sandi's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
- Be fit
- Be humble
- Be brave