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9: Luke Lappin

November 27th, 2015

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Drink:

Moscow Mule

Topics:

Becoming a programmer in a family of artists, The cultural differences between backend and frontend developers.

Quotes of the night:

  • "Take your degree in philosophy and theology, and learn ReactJS and then make 200 million dollars per year."
  • "Don't change your life in one weekend, said Luke Lappin, I've done it twice."
  • "That's what I really like about computer programming, when you meet the best of the best it's great, when you meet the worst, you just wanna punch them!"

Skip To:

  • 1:01 - The Drink
  • 3:34 - About Luke
  • 9:39 - How did you become a programmer?
  • 11:34 - How we met...
  • 13:00 - Thoughts on fellow backend developers...
  • 14:45 - How about frontend developers?
  • 17:41 - How come you haven't jumped on the NodeJS train yet?
  • 25:21 - What kind of frontend guy do you like and what kind are you annoyed by?
  • 32:03 - Moscow Mule round 2
  • 35:43 - The Questionnaire
  • 35:49 - If Jesus was a programmer, would he be frontend or backend?
  • 36:21 - Would Jesus and Moses be able to work together in a scrum agile team environment?
  • 36:36 - Who would be better at writing unit tests, Santa or The Devil?
  • 37:31 - If you weren't a programmer, what would you do?
  • 42:39 - Why do you think so many companies are paying an arm and a leg for programmers vs. $20/hour offshore developers?
  • 47:51 - Coolest thing you worked on?
  • 49:24 - Your biggest fuck up?
  • 51:10 - Is it a good time to start looking into programming?
  • 51:59 - How do you see the future of the web?
  • 55:20 - How do you keep up with the industry?
  • 56:38 - How can young developers become like Luke Lappin? (And should they?)
  • 57:44 - What would you say to the young Luke Lappin?
  • 59:49 - Any advise for people who are stuck?
  • 1:04:19 - *** SPECIAL BONUS: The Beatles Vocal Harmony ***
  • About the guest:
  • Luke is the first backend engineer to be on The Drunk Web.
  • He has been a Java developer for 10+ years.
  • He is a Senior Enterprise Architect at InRhythm
  • He was a Technical Architect at Razorfish
  • He was a Senior Software Engineer at HBO
  • He was a Senior Java Developer / Architect at Hewlett-Packard
  • He was a Senior Java/Web Developer at Electronic Data Systems
  • He was a Java/Web Developer at Towers Perrin
  • Java Java Java Java
  • More Java
  • Luke Lappin @ LinkedIn
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