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CodeNewbie

256 episodes - English - Latest episode: 2 months ago - ★★★★★ - 467 ratings

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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S12:E9 - Introducing DevDiscuss (Penelope Phippen, Ben Halpern, Jess Lee)

June 08, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 59.8 MB

As an industry, tech is not well equipped to accept when people change their names. This problem effects a range of people, including those who have a change of marital status. However, it can especially effect the security of those who are survivors of domestic violence, and those who are trans, who have to suffer through deadnaming by their tech accounts. This constant barrage of deadnaming can be very psychologically and emotionally harmful. DevDiscuss hosts Ben Halpern and Jess Lee speak ...

S12:E8 - How to harness privilege to create equitable design (Aubrey Blanche)

June 01, 2020 04:00 - 48 minutes - 66.1 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about how as an industry, tech should strive for equitable design, and how you can harness your privilege to help create diversity, with Aubrey Blanche, director of global head of equitable design and impact at Culture Amp, and Founder and CEO of The Mathpath. Aubrey talks about how the term “diversity and inclusion” might not be as actionable as you might think, how “culture fit” may not be the thing you actually want, and how we should all be using our individ...

S12:E7 - What it looks like to be a frontend developer for 20 years (Crysfel Villa)

May 25, 2020 04:00 - 37 minutes - 57.7 MB

In this episode, we talk about how frontend development has changed over the past 20 years, and how to keep on learning new skills, with Crysfel Villa, Senior Software Engineer at InVision, and backend lead at Coding Coach. Crysfel talks about how he navigated his english language barrier learning to code 20 years ago, how putting himself out there through blogs and remote and on-site teaching led to the most opportunities, and how he ended up diving into being a backend lead, even with his p...

S12:E6 - Why personal projects are so important (Ze Frank)

May 18, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about personal projects, with Ze Frank, former president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, and creator of the massively popular website, zefrank.com. Ze talks about his creative process, the wild west that was the internet of the early aughts, and the ubiquity of Flash. He also shares his journey into coding by creating funny and obtuse interactive projects on his personal website, zefrank.com, which won a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website and in 2005, was f...

S12:E5 - How to not get bogged down in technical debt (Nina Zakharenko)

May 11, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 57.8 MB

In this episode we’re talking about technical debt, with Nina Zakharenko, Principal Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Nina talks about what causes technical debt, what can happen when it gets out of control, and how we can mitigate the accumulation of that debt. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Technical debt Hanson HTML Yahoo! GeoCities Java Python The Recurse Center Mainframe computer COBOL Technical Debt: The code monster...

S12:E4 - How no-code tools can help your coding (David Hoang)

May 04, 2020 04:00 - 33 minutes - 46.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about using no-code tools to aid in your coding journey and your work, with David Hoang, director of design at Webflow. David talks about how he got into code through the fine arts, the utility of using no-code tools both for learning to code as well as in your career, and what some of his favorite no-code tools are. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Webflow Macromedia Adobe Dreamweaver HyperCard Apple II...

S12:E3 - How to hack legally and penetrate the security field (Karen Miller)

April 27, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 57.8 MB

In this episode, we're talking about how to hack legally with Karen Miller, associate cyber security engineer at the Software Engineering Institute. Karen talks about getting into cyber security through forensic and security competitions, reliable and safe resources to learn how to hack, and how to do it legally. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Software Engineering Institute Neopets HTML CSS GitHub Southern Utah University Steg...

S12:E2 - What is COBOL and should you learn it (Pete Dashwood)

April 20, 2020 04:00 - 34 minutes - 47 MB

In this episode, we're talking about COBOL, with Pete Dashwood, CEO of PRIMA Computing, a company that helps other companies move off of COBOL. Pete talks about what it was like to be a programmer working in COBOL in the 60’s, what the programming language is good at, and the current state of COBOL. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) PRIMA Computing COBOL COBOL, a 60-year-old computer language, is in the COVID-19 spotlight High-le...

S12:E1 - What is vanilla JS and how can it help you ( Chris Ferdinandi)

April 13, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about about vanilla JavaScript with Chris Ferdinandi, author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, and creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program. Chris talks about how he went from HR professional to JavaScript expert, the pros of getting rid of all that tooling and learning good old fashion vanilla JS, and why this is relevant, not only from a personal perspective, but from a public safety perspective as well. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (s...

S12:E1 - What is vanilla JS and how can it help you (Chris Ferdinandi)

April 13, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about about vanilla JavaScript with Chris Ferdinandi, author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, and creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program. Chris talks about how he went from HR professional to JavaScript expert, the pros of getting rid of all that tooling and learning good old fashion vanilla JS, and why this is relevant, not only from a personal perspective, but from a public safety perspective as well. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (s...

S11:E8 - How to not let imposter syndrome hold you back (Allen Whearry)

March 16, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 57.9 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about tackling imposter syndrome and succeeding, with Allen Whearry, software engineer at Yelp. Allen talks about his strategy for teaching himself to code, conquering his self-doubt, and how after applying for job after job, he finally landed a position at Yelp. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Impostor syndrome Object-oriented programming Ruby Python (programming language) Full Stack React Angular ...

S11:E7 - Why site reliability is so important (Molly Struve)

March 09, 2020 04:00 - 40 minutes - 55.1 MB

In this episode, we're talking about site reliability with Molly Struve, lead site reliability engineer at DEV Community. Molly talks about going from studying aerospace engineering, to becoming an options trader, to then becoming a site reliability engineer. She gets into the history of site reliability, what it is, and what it takes to do it well. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Site Reliability Engineering DEV Ruby on Rails Ru...

S11:E6 - What are the pros and cons of working in civic tech (Aidan Feldman)

March 02, 2020 05:00 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about civic tech with Aidan Feldman, Technology Director at General Service Administration’s Technology Transformation Services. We get into the pros and cons, and hurdles and hoops of working in civic tech, as well as the skills you need if you want a career in it. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) C++ 18F COBOL Mainframe U.S. General Services Administration (...

S11:E5 - Why defining your narrative arc is important to getting hired (Caitlin Cooke)

February 24, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.8 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about getting hired with Caitlin Cooke, former VP of HR at Nava, and current Career Mentor at Pathrise. We get into the difference between getting hired in tech as opposed to other types of industries, the different steps to step up your interviewing, including creating a “behavioral matrix,” and the pipeline strategy of the job search process, including when to do cold emails and when to use a wide spread approach to send out your applications. Show Links Digit...

S11:E4 - How to get into game development (Jonathan Jennings)

February 17, 2020 05:00 - 35 minutes - 48.3 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about game development with Jonathan Jennings, software engineer at RelayCars. We get into how he got into game design, the struggles of learning to code, and what it takes to be a successful game designer. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) RelayCars DeVry University NBA 2K Resident Evil Open GL DirectX 3ds Max Flash Temple Run Angry Birds Unity Virtual reality (VR) Augmented reality (AR) C# Unreal En...

S11:E3 - Why apprenticeships are important for equality, diversity, and inclusion (Ryan Carson)

February 10, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about the necessity of coding apprenticeships in making the tech world a more diverse and inclusive place, with Ryan Carson, CEO and founder of Treehouse. He talks about the limitations of the pure bootcamp model and how apprenticeship programs can lead to real change in terms of equality, diversity, and inclusion. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Treehouse Apple IIe Zork Turbo Pascal Graphical User Interf...

S11:E2 - Why all developers should understand the basics of testing (Angie Jones)

February 03, 2020 05:00 - 47 minutes - 65.6 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about testing code with Angie Jones, Senior Developer Advocate at Applitools, and former Senior Software Engineer in Test at Twitter. Angie talks about how she got into testing, some of the testing and problems she had to solve while working at Twitter, and why all developers should understand the basics of testing. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Applitools C++ Test automation Java Software widget ...

S11:E1 - Why ethics and contributor behavior matters in open source (Coraline Ehmke)

January 27, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 61.3 MB

In this episode, we're talking about ethics in open source with Coraline Ehmke, software developer, and creator of the Contributor Covenant, as well as the Hippocratic License. Coraline talks about her coding journey, open source, licenses, and how and why it’s important to create an ethical framework for those licenses. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) Educative (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Career Karma (sponsor) Mainframe computer TRS-80 Byte (magazine) C (programming language) The Hip...

S11:E1 - Why ethics and contributor behavior matters in open source (Coraline Ehmke)

January 27, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 61.3 MB

In this episode, we're talking about ethics in open source with Coraline Ehmke, software developer, and creator of the Contributor Covenant, as well as the Hippocratic License. Coraline talks about her coding journey, open source, licenses, and how and why it’s important to create an ethical framework for those licenses. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Mainframe computer TRS-80 Byte (magazine) C (programming language) The Hippocr...

S10:E8 - What you should look for in online coding courses (Colt Steele)

November 11, 2019 05:00 - 41 minutes - 56.6 MB

With the explosion of coding bootcamps, video courses, and other resources for coding, it can be tough for somebody starting out to cut the wheat from the chaff. We chat with Colt Steele, Colt Steele, developer and bootcamp instructor at Udemy, about his winding road to becoming a coder, what makes a good course, and the best way to find and learn from them. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Git TypeScript Vue React Coursera Khan A...

S10:E7 - Why you should learn to speak machine (John Maeda)

November 04, 2019 05:00 - 43 minutes - 59.6 MB

We chat with John Maeda, Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, about his journey into combining art and technology, going from working in academia to silicon valley, and his new book, “How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design For a Computational Age.” Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Design in Tech Report WordPress STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) Square RISD: Rhode Island School of Design Klein...

S10:E6 - How can we make the future of programming more inclusive? (Tim O'Reilly)

October 28, 2019 04:00 - 34 minutes - 47.3 MB

We chat with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, about what we’re doing wrong and what we’re doing right with teaching programming today, and how we need to make coding more inclusive for more than just career developers. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Osborne 1 dBase Harvard Business School Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) United States Digital Service Code for America JavaScript Cascading Style Sheets (C...

S10:E5 - How to be a good manager and a good employee (Lara Hogan)

October 21, 2019 04:00 - 45 minutes - 61.8 MB

You can be an amazing developer, but a terrible manager. We chat with Lara Hogan, former VP of Engineering at Kickstarter, co-founder of Wherewithall, a company that coaches and levels up managers, and author of the new bestselling book, Resilient Management, about her background going from web developer to manager, why becoming a manager isn’t necessarily a promotion, and some of the most important skills people need to not only be good managers, but in any supporting role. Show Links Digit...

S10:E4 - Building a personal brand early in your development career (Amy Chen)

October 14, 2019 04:00 - 36 minutes - 50.7 MB

We chat with Amy Chen, systems software engineer at VMware and creator of the Amy Codes YouTube channel, about her career two years into being a professional developer, getting into coding for distributed systems, and the benefits of creating a personal brand. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Slack Go Virtual Machine Jessie Frazelle Rancher Labs Java (programming language) Amy Codes Docker Swarm Mesos Container Orchestration Ada D...

S10:E3 - How do you prepare for bootcamp and break into tech? (Ruben Harris)

October 07, 2019 04:00 - 38 minutes - 53.4 MB

We chat with Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma, and a man with bit of an unconventional background. He’s worked as an event organizer for athletes and celebrities, an investment banker, and professional cellist. We chat with him about how he broke into the startup world, his advice for people trying to do the same, and his app, Career Karma, a resource for people trying to find a coding community and preparing themselves for bootcamps. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) H...

S10:E2 - What are the pros and cons of getting paid for open source (Katie Delfin)

September 30, 2019 04:00 - 36 minutes - 50 MB

For all of the benefits of open source, such as pushing innovation and creating huge collaborative ways to build powerful products, there are also very legitimate concerns in terms of sustainability, exploitation of new developers, and the privilege of who actually has the time and resources to contribute to open source. We chat with Katie Delfin, one of the four software engineers who worked on GitHub's new "GitHub Sponsors" tool, which hopes to solve some of these issues. Show Links Digital...

S10:E1 - What does ageism in tech look like (Ariana Tobin)

September 23, 2019 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.5 MB

Ageism in tech has been an open secret in Silicon Valley for years. We spoke with Ariana Tobin, engagement editor at ProPublica, and co-author of the investigative piece "Cutting 'Old Heads' at IBM," about what ageism in tech really looks like, and allegations of ageism against the tech giant. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Got a Story About Age Discrimination in the Workplace? We Want to Hear From You. Cutting 'Old Heads' at IB...

S9:E8 - Why you should read the new edition of the Pragmatic Programmer (Dave Thomas, Andy Hunt)

August 26, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 68.7 MB

The Pragmatic Programmer was published in 1999 by software engineers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, and is considered to be one of the quintessential books on programming. For its 20th anniversary edition, we chat with Andy and Dave about the book’s impact, what’s changed in the new edition, and what remains the same, along with things they’ve learned over the past 20 years. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) Educative (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Career Karma (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Elixir...

S9:E8 - Why you should read the new edition of the Pragmatic Programmer (Andy Hunt, Dave Thomas)

August 26, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 68.7 MB

The Pragmatic Programmer was published in 1999 by software engineers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, and is considered to be one of the quintessential books on programming. For its 20th anniversary edition, we chat with Andy and Dave about the book’s impact, what’s changed in the new edition, and what remains the same, along with things they’ve learned over the past 20 years. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Lisp BASI...

S9:E7 - How do you create visual recognition software ethically and responsibly (Nashlie Sephus)

August 19, 2019 04:00 - 44 minutes - 60.9 MB

At the time of this recording, the New York Times released a report titled "As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias," which discussed some of the issues in machine learning such as algorithmic bias, and facial recognition software giving more false matches for black people than white people. We chat with Nashlie Sephus, CTO of Partpic, which was acquired by Amazon in 2016, and now an Applied Science Manager at Amazon Web Services, about her journey into machine l...

S9:E6 - What is Java good for and why is it still one of the most popular coding languages (Peggy Fisher)

August 12, 2019 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58 MB

GitHub cited Java as one of the most popular coding languages in 2018, and there is a reason why this language has stood the test of time. We chat with Peggy Fisher, content manager at Linkedin Learning Solutions, and author of the book Get Programming with Java, about why Java is still so popular, what it’s good for, and how to get started. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey C Sharp (programming language) NetBeans...

S9:E5 - Why you should understand user interface and design (Mina Markham)

August 05, 2019 04:00 - 48 minutes - 67.1 MB

No matter how good of an idea you have for a product, if the design isn't executed well and people don't like the interface, the product might as well not even exist. To talk about the importance of good user interfaces and design, we brought in Mina Markham, senior engineer at Slack and creator of the Pantsuit User Interface for Hilary Clinton's 2016 campaign Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Figma CodeNewbie Survey webpack Task ...

S9:E4 - What is workplace burnout and how can you stop it (Jeffrey Liebert)

July 29, 2019 04:00 - 41 minutes - 38 MB

It's been an open secret in the tech world for a long time that workplace burnout is a real issue. One of the reasons why it persists is the general stigma around mental health and not having open discussions about it. And only just this year, in May 2019, the World Health Organization finally made it an official medical diagnosis. We chat with Jeffery Liebert, a psychologist who specializes in workplace burnout in Silicon Valley, to give us some resources and tools to help with workplace bur...

S9:E3 - How do you develop yourself and your code while fighting off trolls (Ali Spittel)

July 22, 2019 04:00 - 45 minutes - 41.7 MB

We chat with Ali Spittel, a software engineer and developer advocate at DEV, an online community where programmers share ideas and help each other grow. Ali talks about the beginnings of her popular coding blog, strategies for dealing with online abuse, as well as some coding advice for beginners, such as what non-programming skills can help programmers, how to get past the cycle of just using online tutorials, and what makes a great website. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (spo...

S9:E2 - What is data journalism and how do you tell stories through your code (Sandeep Junnarkar)

July 15, 2019 04:00 - 39 minutes - 35.9 MB

In this episode, we chat with Sandeep Junnarkar, Director of Interactive Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He tells us about his journey into code launching the New York Times on the web, what data journalism is and how to do it, and why it’s important to tell stories through code. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) jQuery fuzzywuzzy gender-guesser Beautiful Soup Hate Index JSON D3 JavaScript Python ...

S9:E1 - How do you go from hackathons to building a hurricane relief business (Nick Feuer)

July 08, 2019 04:00 - 37 minutes - 34.2 MB

In this episode we chat with one of the winner of IBM's 2018 Call for Code virtual hackathon, which focuses on challenging developers to find ways to reduce the impact of natural disasters through technology. The winners of Project OWL, a deployable mesh network for bringing connectivity to survivors of natural disasters (don't worry, we explain what that it), were part of 100,000 developers to compete. You can join this year's Call for Code 2019 at callforcode.org. Show Links Digital Ocean ...

S9:E0 - Season 9 trailer (Jeffrey Liebert, Ali Spittel, Mina Markham, Andy Hunt, Dave Thomas)

July 03, 2019 04:00 - 1 minute - 1.91 MB

We're gearing up to launch season 9 on July 8th, and we couldn't be more excited for you to listen. We got a ton of great guests to talk about a bunch of awesome topics including workplace burnout, why you should learn user interface and design, and dealing with online trolls. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor)

S9:E0 - Season 9 trailer (Jeffrey Liebert, Ali Spittel, Dave Thomas, Mina Markham, Andy Hunt)

July 03, 2019 04:00 - 1 minute - 1.91 MB

We're gearing up to launch season 9 on July 8th, and we couldn't be more excited for you to listen. We got a ton of great guests to talk about a bunch of awesome topics including workplace burnout, why you should learn user interface and design, and dealing with online trolls. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) Educative (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Career Karma (sponsor)

S8:E8 - What it's like to be in a computer science class (David Malan)

May 27, 2019 04:00 - 43 minutes - 39.6 MB

CS50 is the largest class at Harvard, with 800 students, but you can also find these engaging lectures online. We chat with the professor of this popular and unconventional class, David Malan, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) CO.LAB Lisp AJAX CSS Ruby C++ Python Code.org Scratch Big O Notation CS50 for MBAs HTTP SQL HTML PHP JavaScript Java Blockly Snap C CS50

S8:E7 - How do you transform your career? (Kanika Tolver)

May 20, 2019 04:00 - 45 minutes - 41.8 MB

Deciding to start over again and begin a new career path can be overwhelming and stressful. We chat with Kanika Tolver, founder of Career Rehab and senior project manager for the US Department of the Treasury, about some of the most important things to consider and some of the best resources to use to help you along with your career shift. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) PayScale glassdoor LinkedIn Blacks in Technology Career Rehab

S8:E6 - How to make the workplace more inclusive (Nicole Sanchez)

May 13, 2019 04:00 - 50 minutes - 46 MB

We chat with Nicole Sanchez, founder and managing partner at Vaya Consulting, a D&I consulting firm, about living by your company's values and making diversity and inclusion a founding priority. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Vaya Consulting GitHub Codeland 2019

S8:E5 - UX in healthcare (Danielle Smith)

May 06, 2019 04:00 - 46 minutes - 42.8 MB

Danielle Smith, director of user experience research and accessibility at Express Scripts, gives us a look inside the world of UX in healthcare. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) R (programming language) SQL Codeland 2019

S8:E4 - How to get hired (Kevin Lozandier)

April 29, 2019 04:00 - 52 minutes - 48.3 MB

In this week’s episode, Saron chats with Google user experience engineer, Kevin Lozandier about how he spent years building his resume and after failing the first time, finally got in to Google. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) YouTube TV Netscape Composer Denver’s Gifted & Talented Program Microsoft Frontpage USC Digital Entrepreneurship Program Treehouse Scholarship Kahn Academy Code School (Pluralsight) Codeland 2019

S8:E3 - Coding without code (Joanna Smith)

April 22, 2019 04:00 - 46 minutes - 42.8 MB

How do you code without actually coding? What tools can you use to build apps and automate workflows without using any code? Joanna shares the power for these non-coding tools and how you can build amazing solutions with tools like GSuite. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Codeland 2019

S8:E2 - How to build a community (Michael Berhane)

April 15, 2019 04:00 - 57 minutes - 52.3 MB

What does it take to build a community? And once you've built one, how do you sustain it? Michael shares his story of how he built the People of Color in Tech community and how he balances community and entrepreneurship. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) People of Color in Tech Codeland 2019

S8:E1 - From police recruit to developer (Tim Heuer)

April 08, 2019 04:00 - 55 minutes - 50.6 MB

Tim Heuer really wanted to be a police officer, so he started down that track and became a police recruit. But after facing the reality that police recruits don't get paid much and wanting to settle down with a lady he was seeing, he decided to look for other ways to make money. He got a temp job doing basic data entry, and that kicked off his long winding path to the world of coding. He tells us how he eventually became a principal at Microsoft, and what helped him navigate his career. Show ...

S7:E8 - How do you build a great product? (Ryan Hoover)

March 04, 2019 05:00 - 51 minutes - 47.6 MB

Ryan took his love of products and created Product Hunt, a place to share and discover new products, which sold to Angel List for a rumored $20M. Ryan shares what makes a great product, what he looks for in products as an investor, and how you can get started in product management. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Dreamweaver Product Hunt Codeland 2019

S7:E7 - When things go wrong at work (Jaime-Alexis Fowler)

February 25, 2019 05:00 - 50 minutes - 46.6 MB

You've got a new job at a new company in a new industry. It's been a few weeks, and things feel a bit off. Maybe you were excluded from a meeting, or your boss isn't being supportive, or maybe you're worried about keeping that new job. What do you do? Who do you call for help? Jaime-Alexis started a non-profit to solve this problem. She created a hotline where you can reach professionals to help you strategize how to tackle workplace challenges. She digs into some of common issues that folks ...

S7:E6 - What are progressive web apps? (Frances Coronel)

February 18, 2019 05:00 - 56 minutes - 52.2 MB

What are progressive web apps? And why are they so important? Frances breaks down what they are, how they work, and how they make technology more accessible. We also have our sixth episode of "Tales from the Command Line" where Scotts gives us a tour of the infrastructure needed to make mobile happen. Show Links Digital Ocean (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) PWA Rocks PWA Checklist Workbox Lighthouse Chrome DevTools Twitter Lite Apple - Progressive Web Ap...

S7:E5 - What does it mean to be offline-first? (Carmen Bourlon)

February 11, 2019 05:00 - 53 minutes - 49.1 MB

Not everyone has fast internet, or access to internet at all. It might be because it's too expensive, or simply that the infrastructure isn't there. Whatever the reason, high-speed internet isn't as universal as we might think. But what does that mean for developers? How do we build products that work even without fast internet? Carmen breaks it down and tells us all about the offline-first movement. We've also got an episode of Tales from the Command Line that's all about what offline-first ...

Guests

Dave Thomas

4 Episodes

Ali Spittel

2 Episodes

Kelsey Hightower

2 Episodes

Noel Rappin

2 Episodes

Sandi Metz

2 Episodes

Scott Hanselman

2 Episodes

Amir Rajan

1 Episode

Andrew Chen

1 Episode

Andrew Nesbitt

1 Episode

Andy Hunt

1 Episode

Anil Dash

1 Episode

Bryan Liles

1 Episode

Chad Fowler

1 Episode

Charles Max Wood

1 Episode

Colleen Schnettler

1 Episode

Greg Baugues

1 Episode

Jerome Hardaway

1 Episode

Jessie Frazelle

1 Episode

John Maeda

1 Episode

John Resig

1 Episode

Julia Evans

1 Episode

Linda Liukas

1 Episode

Majora Carter

1 Episode

Michael Jordan

1 Episode

Steve Klabnik

1 Episode

Suz Hinton

1 Episode

Vaidehi Joshi

1 Episode