Steven Hicks: [00:00:00] Hello! My name is Steve, Steve Hicks. I read it as Steven. I speak it as Steve, and I'm very sorry for being difficult about that. I'm a software engineer, currently working as a developer experience engineer. And I think of developer experience as basically this. If you are a developer, I want you to have a nice time with the tools that you're using.
If there are massive hurdles between you and success, I wanna make those hurdles smaller or remove them entirely. If you get tiny paper cuts every day from your tools, I want to reduce the number of paper cuts. And so you're probably thinking that this show is about the field of developer experience.
It's a good guess. It says it in the name, A developer experience podcast. But the name of this show is kind of intentionally misleading. I get a lot of joy out of the ambiguity and fluidity of words, and this is one of those times. This show is less about the field of developer experience, or Dev Ex or DX, or whatever you wanna call it.