Amitai Schlair (@schmonz) is a software development coach, legacy code wrestler, non-award-winning musician, and award-winning bad poet. He publishes fixed-length micropodcasts at Agile in 3 Minutes, writes variable-length articles at schmonz.com, and contributes code and direction to notable open-source projects such as NetBSD, pkgsrc, and ikiwiki. Amitai’s ideas, prose, music, and puns have manifested at multiple conference including, the International Rachmaninoff Conference, and the Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest.
- - Dave introduces the show and Amitai Schlair
- - The nature of "bad poetry
- - The Agile in 3 Minutes podcast
- - Amitai's definition of value
- - The things that "light Amitai up"
- - How Amitai got started in software
- - Amitai's story of failure - Identity tied to academic success and a crisis in self-concept
- - Amitai's relationship with Erik Dietrich
- - Amitai's use of Twitter to grow and learn and participate
- - Amitai's success story - becoming a coach and bringing out the best in people
- - "It's nice if somebody gets better at test-driving; it's wonderful if somebody's life is better"
- - How Amitai stays current with what he needs to know
- - The things that have Amitai most excited
- - Amitai's causes of pain and suffering
- - The things about which Amitai likes to geek out
- - Amitai's prediction for the future of software
- - Amitai's top 3 tips for delivering more value
- - Keeping up with Amitai
- Amitai's Blog
- Agile in 3 Minutes - The simplest podcast that could possibly work
- Amitai's "Bad Poetry"
- Mark Seemann on Test Driven Development
- Mark Seemann on Developer On Fire
- Richard Campbell on Developer On Fire
- Macintosh Plus
- Erik Dietrich on Developer On Fire
- Linda Rising on Developer On Fire
- Carol Dweck
- Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
- Is TDD Dead?
- Uncle Bob Martin at Software Craftsmanship North America 2013
- Uncle Bob Martin on Developer On Fire
Amitai's book recommendation:
Amitai's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
- Know why it matters
- Know yourself
- Make your teammates great