Full Stack Panic

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Summary

Pete Keen is the author of "Mastering Modern Payments" and a senior developer at Stripe. Pete and I talk about how getting a new job has changed as he moved into more senior roles and how his book helped his career.

Pete Keen is a professional software developer specializing in Ruby, Rails, database optimization, and financial applications. He has worked at a number of companies including egghead.io and most recently Stripe. Pete has published two books: Mastering Modern Payments: Using Stripe with Rails which teaches you how to integrate Stripe with your Rails application; and Handle Your Business, a short guidebook to running a solo consulting business as a real business. You can find more about Pete at https://www.petekeen.net.

What is Full Stack Panic?

Full stack panic is that feeling you get when you read a JavaScript newsletter and don't recognize half of what's in it. Or when you keep hearing, "Nobody uses [RAILS, WORDPRESS, JQUERY] anymore we're all using [NEW HOTNESS] over here." Or when every job description seems to require a skill you don't have and the little voice in your head says, “I should know all of this. Do I even know what I'm doing?” The web moves fast. This podcast answers the question: how do you build a successful, happy and long-term career when the ground keeps shifting under your feet?