Friday night, after React Rally 2018, I led a group of intrepid devs to Beer Bar in downtown Salt Lake City for what I like to call “the unofficial after after party”. Our group was quite large, so we ended up divided amongst two large tables. Our particular table … Read More
Chapter 2 of Designing Your Life (DYL) is about “Building a Compass”. If we’re going to be prototyping different ideas to improve our life, it will be useful to have some guidance and rationale for those decisions. A compass will point us in the right direction.
Given that work is … Read More
I recently bought the book “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It’s about applying the principles of design to your life, specifically, improving one’s life through prototyping and iteration. As I read the book, I plan to blog and vlog about the exercises.
Truth be told, it … Read More
I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I’ve started Second Career Devs, I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once … Read More
I was invited by Max Mautner to join him on his podcast, Accidental Engineer. I had a great time sharing my story of going from pastor to programmer. We also talked a bit about my podcast and where I see the future of our industry heading. I hope … Read More
My goals in no particular order are:Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption
This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It’s a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown … Read More
As 2017 comes to an end, I find that I am compelled to write a retrospective on the year. I hope that there might be something useful, valuable, or at the very least, entertaining in these words for you.
It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts … Read More
Back in September, I tweeted:
Friends, help me out. I'm starting a podcast called "Second Career Devs". Who are some great second career devs/engs I should interview?
— Kyle Shevlin (@kyleshevlin) September 8, 2017
I’m proud to say that I finally was able … Read More
Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It’s been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years.Gratitude
The first thing … Read More