Software Developer's Journey
#47 Erik St. Martin is comfortable with the struggle
Apr 29, 2019 · 43 min
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Together we talked about Erik's first hacking feats and how he got his first job in the IT world. We then brushed over his learnings at Disney and Comcast before joining Microsoft to help other developers. Erik then encouraged us to question our perception of ourself, and compare ourselves only against our former self. We then touched on the definition of seniority. We discussed Erik's experience getting to know the Go language and organize the first GopherCon conference. And we finally talked about the ways we learn.

Erik St. Martin has spent the last decade building and securing distributed systems for large enterprises such as cable providers, credit bureaus, and fraud detection companies. He now works for Microsoft as a Sr. Cloud Developer Advocate. He co-authored a book on the Go programming language, podcasts with GoTimeFM, and co-organizes GopherCon, the annual conference for the Go community.

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