Living by the code, with Enrique López [Droidkast LIVE 7]

Enrique López is a freelance Android Developer, who also writes books, articles and travels around the world to multiple events while running marathons everywhere!

Now, he’s presenting his new book, “Living by the code“, where he’s put together the tools and habits of many renowned developers. I was lucky to be included in it!

Enrique will tell us about his story, but also about the process of creating this book, from the inception to making it a reality as it is today.

1. Video

2. Questions

PART 1: Interview

  1. Tell us a little about your story. Where are you from, how was your childhood, and what led you to start in software development?
  2. How was your career progression to what it is today?
  3. How’s your life as a nomad? How long do you spend at your house in Munich per year?
  4. What are the most difficult things that you had to overcome to get to where you are today?
  5. And what helped you the most?
  6. How’s life as a freelance?
  7. What are the things you do for the community? Like talks, organizing events, books, etc
  8. What do you get from all your effort?
  9. What about other hobbies? I know you love running 🙂
  10. When you think about your long-term future, how do you see it? Do you think you’ll continue in software development for the rest of your career?


PART 2: About the book

  1. How did this idea come out?
  2. How was all the organizational process? From contacting the publisher, deciding the names, doing the interviews…
  3. What are some of the names included in the book? How many are in total?
  4. What are the similarities you found among the interviewees? Is there a recipe for success?
  5. What were some of the most surprising answers you got?
  6. What do you think that other devs will get from reading the book?
  7. Do we have any estimated dates for the release?
  8. If you had to pick just one tip for our listeners, what would it be?

3. Links mentioned during the interview