Dylan went from Delivering Pizzas 🍕 to Delivering talks 🔊
Dylan Israel became a developer to solve a specific personal problem: poverty.
We met Dylan at DevFest Florida and knew that we had to have him come on the show!
Dylan dropped out of college twice, delivered pizzas for a living, and knew that he needed to make a change. So he taught himself to code, started a YouTube channel to help market his skills, and broke into the tech industry as a front-end developer.
In this episode we talk to Dylan about his story, plus his TypeScript recommendations and tips for working on side projects and content creation.
- 1:10 - Intro
- 2:47 - DevFest Florida
- 4:13 - Dylan's TypeScript Talk
- 5:42 - Junior Developers
- 7:13 - Contractors < Juniors
- 8:36 - Dylan's thoughts on TypeScript
- 12:17 - TypeScript helpers and avoiding "any"
- 16:28 - Interface Segregation Principle
19:19 - Type Guards and the "is" keyword
23:28 - Abstract Classes instead of Interfaces
- 28:36 - Dylan's Background
- 32:25 - Coding Motivation: Poverty
33:37 - College Programming Courses
- Opportunity Costs
- 38:43 - Direction and Mentorship
- 41:20 - YouTube and Side Projects
- 42:53 - What makes a good side project?
- 44:19 - Side Project Rate of Return
- 46:17 - Giving away your best content for free
- 47:50 - Passive Income
- 49:36 - Building a Following
51:35 - Where to find Dylan online
52:24 - Nerd Minute!
- Secret Hitler
- Iron Sky
- No Guns Life
- Sound and Fury
- My Hero Academia
- Promised Neverland
- Deadman Wonderland
- Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic