Getting into IT with Grant

Real life stories and lessons of software product development. See what happens at startups, mid-sized, and Fortune 500 companies so YOU can build a successful career in IT and engineering.

Grant shares first-hand knowledge of what it’s like to work across Aerospace, Fintech, Top Secret Defense Research and Development, Startups, and High Tech companies. Hear about software architecture and infrastructure, as well as the software development lifecycle and Agile product delivery. Find out what it takes to manage your career and be a successful IT leader and engineer at highly competitive, top tech companies.

Read more at: https://grantdryden.com

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You work in tech and you want to be paid more money.  Great, so what's your pitch? Have you thought about what time of day to approach your manager?  What about setting up a new meeting or using an ex...
June 28, 2022
In this episode, we'll start by separating out Agile from DevOps, and then bringing in CI/CD pipelines.  We'll also discuss DevSecOps and some of the best practices in engineering that a developer can...
May 28, 2022
If you write software, you are probably collaborating with other developers.  If you are collaborating, then you probably need to isolate your code and then merge it together when you're done.  So wha...
April 19, 2022
I have, unfortunately, dealt with plenty of narcissists in the workplace throughout my career.  Although these encounters are rare, they do happen, they are dangerous people, and when you confront the...
March 30, 2022
Someone wrote to me recently about working very hard and finally getting their dream job, only to discover that they hated it!  That sucks and I know many of us have been there before in our own caree...
February 25, 2022
If you’ve ever wanted to do game dev, hear the story of how I published my first video game, Bonsai.  We’ll review the core concept of the game, the process of building it and the choices of technolog...
December 29, 2021
As you write software, you are going to make mistakes.  These mistakes, or bugs and defects, have to be fixed while you continue to make your product better and build new features.  So how can you mak...
December 4, 2021
Before we can talk about how to lead a software development team, we have to talk about leadership as a discipline.  We'll look to George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Captain David Marquet, and Gen...
October 19, 2021
Did you know that Southwest Airlines can fly internationally?  I was the technical lead on their international flights program, and in this episode I share a little bit about the behind-the-scenes tec...
September 22, 2021
One of the more common questions I get is "what's the difference between software engineer and software developer?"  Well, here's the answer!  We'll discuss what engineering is first, then dive into t...
August 20, 2021

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