Devon Bernard is an incredible full-stack engineer, manager, and entrepreneur. He's co-founded multiple companies including FlowActive, Jowl, and Rollio in addition to holding top engineering roles at Enlitic, Axgen, and now Somml.
Learn more about Devon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/devonbernard/
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(02:00) How he got started in CS
(03:03) Working for GOOG and MSFT while running 2 startups
(05:10) Learning to program
(10:25) How he got started in entrepreneurship
(17:30) Building an animal crossing trading exchange
(21:37) Designing scalable and maintainable backends
(25:55) Does he use formal design methods (DDD)?
(28:24) What makes for a great engineer?
(36:43) Functional programming
(39:43) Increasing productivity of engineering teams
(45:56) Managing up as an individual contributor
(49:59) Consulting advice
(01:04:20) Health-tech startups
(01:19:27) Exciting opportunities outside of healthcare
(01:28:34) Rapid Fire Questions
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