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From Drummer to PHP Developer - EP. 28

This episode of Conversations with Tech Experts features Bruce Gust - Software Developer at Alight Solutions. He joins Experts Exchange CEO Randy Redberg and Director of Bus. Dev. Thomas Bernal to discuss his unique career path and the perspective of being a member of Experts Exchange. Bruce begins the show by telling the story of his career - how he started as a drummer in a band with a top 40 hit and evolved into a PHP Developer. They go on to discuss the importance of community - and Bruce gives shout-outs to a few different EE members who have helped change his career. They finish the conversation with Bruce sharing  perspective on the future of his industry & he implores every tech professional to 'broaden their base.'

About the Expert

Bruce GustPHP Developer
Bruce is a nine-year veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and he lives in Thompsons Station, TN with his bride Michelle and their three amazing kids.

In addition to being a PHP Developer, he's also a Fitness Instructor at the YMCA. And if you're curious as to why there's a drumstick so prominently displayed as a part of his logo, it's because he made his living as a national recording artist playing drums and singing with the band Western Flyer. He's still active as a performer and educator.

Bruce is also an active member at Church of the City in Franklin as a musician and as a Small Group Bible Study Leader.

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Conversations with Tech Experts is a monthly podcast where we discuss timely industry topics with the people on the front line. In this series, we talk to developers, consultants, CTOs, and more to give you exclusive insights from the best of the best. We'll bring you emerging trends, tips for success, and relatable anecdotes from industry experts who know their stuff.