June 09, 2022
Jamis Buck is a veteran software developer. From contributing to open source projects to being an alumnus of the Ruby on Rails core team, he's had the type of career most programmers would envy. But even though he'd landed one of his dream jobs, he found himself getting more and more burnt out at work. He needed something to change.
We recently met with Jamis to discuss his books, his career, and his advice for staying engaged in a profession that can take its toll. Along the way, Jamis offered invaluable insights for programmers just starting their careers and for programmers with some serious years under their belts. Jamis talked about finding balance and about resparking the excitement and interest that led most of us down this path in the first place. And, of course, he talked about the sheer joy of diving into a project like programming mazes, especially if that has nothing to do with your day job.
You can read the full interview with Jamis at https://forum.devtalk.com/t/spotlight-jamis-buck-author-interview-and-ama/46518/2. And while you're there, be sure to drop a question in the AMA. Not only will you get a personal answer back, but you'll also get a chance to win a free ebook copy of Mazes for Programmers or The Ray Tracer Challenge.
And if AMAs aren't your thing, use the promo code devtalk.com for 35% off Jamis' books at pragprog.com.
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