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CodeNewbie

326 episodes - English - Latest episode: 4 days ago - ★★★★★ - 483 ratings

The CodeNewbie podcast was born from CodeNewbie, an organization which fosters a supportive, international community of people learning to code. Each season, host Saron Yitbarek delivers stories and interviews from people of diverse backgrounds and expertise about their coding journeys, as well as beginner friendly discussions about the tech you should know about.

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S20:E3 - How to think like a CTO (Joel Beasley)

May 23, 2022 07:00 - 43 minutes - 39.7 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to think like a CTO with Joel Beasley, author of Modern CTO, and host of the Modern CTO podcast. Joel talks about getting hit by a car when he was younger and using that rehabilitation period to learn how to code, selling his first technology at the age of 18 for one million dollars, and what he’s learned from interviewing so many CTO’s. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Ste...

S20:E2 - What you need to be prepared for any job interview (Randall Kanna)

May 16, 2022 07:00 - 44 minutes - 40.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about what you need to be prepared for your job interview with Randall Kanna, author, speaker, and Lead Product Engineer at Trim. Randall talks about being discouraged from majoring in computer science, finding her way back to a career path in tech, and all of the things she learned about getting hired for technical roles along the way. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (spon...

S20:E1 - Where you can find quality live coding instruction online (Leon Noel)

May 09, 2022 07:00 - 47 minutes - 43.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about where you can find quality live coding instruction online with Leon Noel, Managing Director of Engineering at Resilient Coders and creator and educator of 100Devs. Leon talks about coding to pay the bills, helping underprivileged communities get into tech, and then creating the live online education and community space he wanted to see in the world, 100Devs. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkb...

S19:E8 - How being demoted could be the right career move (Kristina Lustig)

March 28, 2022 07:00 - 35 minutes - 32.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about how being demoted could be the right career move, with Kristina Lustig, software developer at Stack Overflow. Kristina talks about transitioning from being director of design to an associate software developer, the different factors that went into making that decision, and whether she would do her journey differently if she had the chance. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stel...

S19:E7 - How freeCodeCamp has evolved over time (Quincy Larson)

March 21, 2022 07:00 - 57 minutes - 52.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about the evolution of freeCodeCamp with the teacher who founded freeCodeCamp, Quincy Larson. Quincy talks about creating the online learning resource he wished he had when he transitioned mid-career into tech, how freeCodeCamp has grown over time in community and content, and what the future of freeCodeCamp holds. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (spon...

S19:E6 - How to make learning databases fun and approachable ( Joe Karlsson)

March 14, 2022 07:00 - 38 minutes - 35.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about making databases fun and approachable with Joe Karlsson, Senior Developer Advocate at Single Store DB. Joe talks about going from hating coding to loving it, the relationship between databases and backend work, and how people can bring creativity and fun into their learning and their work in databases. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) ...

S19:E5 - What are some common mistakes people make when learning to code (Ceora Ford)

March 07, 2022 08:00 - 38 minutes - 35.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about some very common relatable mistakes when you learn to code with Ceora Ford, developer advocate at Apollo GraphQL. Ceora talks about 5 major mistakes she learned in her first year learning to code, how to avoid them, and some new mistakes she’s encountered in her second year of coding. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) 5 Mistakes I Made My...

S19:E4 - What does WordPress development look like (Ebonie Butler)

February 28, 2022 08:00 - 43 minutes - 40 MB

In this episode, we talk about WordPress development with Ebonie Butler, senior web developer at YIKES, Inc. Ebonie talks about finding her way back to her pursuit of coding as a career after challenges she faced in undergrad, falling in love with working in WordPress, and what being a WordPress developer looks like. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Metal and Coffee...

S19:E3 - Why Python is still one of the most popular coding languages (Meredydd Luff)

February 21, 2022 08:00 - 35 minutes - 32.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about Python with Meredydd Luff, founder of Anvil. Meredydd talks about why python continues to be one of the most popular coding languages, what the language is best at, and about the tool he created to help developers build full stack web apps with just Python. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Python Anvil QBasic Zen of Python HTML CSS Java...

S19:E2 - How to learn Swift and get into iOS development (Marc Aupont)

February 14, 2022 08:00 - 53 minutes - 49.2 MB

In this episode we talk about Swift and iOS development with Marc Aupont, senior iOS engineer at Nike. Marc talks about transitioning from a career in IT to iOS development, why he prefers iOS development over web development, and how you can start to code in the iOS language Swift without needing to buy expensive Apple products, which can be a huge barrier to entry for many communities. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbu...

S19:E1 - What are the benefits of learning in public (Gift Egwuenu)

February 07, 2022 08:00 - 36 minutes - 33.2 MB

Since CodeNewbie is doing a learn in public challenge this month, in this episode we talk all about learning in public with Gift Egwuenu, Frontend Developer, and past CodeLand speaker on the topic of learning in public. Gift talks about why learning in public is the fastest way to learn, what learning in public can look like for different people, and getting over the hurdle of the anxiety of putting yourself out there. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (spons...

S18:E9 - DevNews: Potential Effects of a Cyberwar Between Russia and Ukraine, a Coding Bootcamp Stands Strong In Afghanistan, and More (Josh Puetz, Jamshid Hashimi, Hector X. Monsegur)

February 03, 2022 08:00 - 52 minutes - 47.8 MB

In this featured episode of DevNews, hosts Saron Yitbarek and Josh Puetz talk about The New York Time’s Wordle acquisition, and Apple App Stores new unlisted apps option. Then we speak with Hector Monsegur, director of research at Alacrinet and former black hat hacker about what a cyberwar between Russia and Ukraine would look like and what its effects could be. Finally, we speak with Jamshid Hashimi, founder of CodeWeekend, a coding bootcamp that is still providing education and hope within ...

S18:E8 - How to use different memory techniques to learn coding (Kylo Robinson)

December 27, 2021 08:00 - 30 minutes - 28 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to use different memory techniques to learn coding with Kylo Robinson, full stack developer, coding coach, and creator of The Great Sync Javascript Mental Model. Kylo talks about how realizing he wasn’t understanding the fundamentals of javascript led him to create a world of memory techniques, what some of those memory techniques are, and how he uses them to retain different coding principles. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach L...

S18:E7 - How a coding background can give you an edge in product management (Shruti Anand)

December 19, 2021 08:00 - 32 minutes - 29.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about product management with Shruti Anand, product manager at Lacework. Shruti talks about getting a bachelors in computer science and masters architecture and software engineering, then pivoting to product management, and how her technical background has given her an edge in her product management career. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) La...

S18:E6 - How you can use music to learn code (Sam Aaron)

December 12, 2021 08:00 - 46 minutes - 42.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about how you can use music to learn code with Sam Aaron, creator and CEO of Sonic Pi. Sam talks about how programming basic games on calculators helped him learn to code, developing a passion for combining music and code, and creating Sonic Pi. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Sonic Pi ZX Spectrum BASIC IntelliJ Emacs SuperCollider Clojure Ov...

S18:E5 - How military veterans can translate their skills to tech (iAsia Brown)

December 06, 2021 08:00 - 40 minutes - 37.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about how military veterans can translate their skills into tech with iAsia Brown, military veteran and program manager at Microsoft. iAsia talks about transitioning from the military into tech, documenting her learning and landing a job at Microsoft, and helping other military veterans to break into tech as well. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (spon...

S18:E4 - How to make sense of the testing landscape (Sergei Egorov)

November 29, 2021 09:59 - 40 minutes - 36.7 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to make sense of the testing landscape with Sergei Egorov, Java Champion and co-founder and CEO of AtomicJar. Sergei talks about how he got into testing through game development, the different major types of testing, and some classic types of failures that are revealed by each type. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) AtomicJar JavaScri...

S18:E3 - How you develop a CI/CD workflow (Victoria Lo)

November 22, 2021 09:59 - 38 minutes - 34.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about how you develop a CI/CD workflow with Victoria Lo, solutions engineer at PayPal. Victoria talks about transitioning from pursuing business and finance to web development, how her personal coding blog was key to landing her job at PayPal, and understanding CI/CD devops. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) GitHub Actions 101: Develop a CI/CD...

S18:E2 - What are some essential skills you’ll need to be successful on your coding journey (Fernando Doglio)

November 15, 2021 09:59 - 38 minutes - 35.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about essential skills you’ll need to be successful in your coding journey with Fernando Doglio, data engineering manager at Accenture and author of the book Skills of a Software Developer. Fernando talks about the importance of learning computer science fundamentals, misconceptions early career developers have, and how to tackle the personal side of coding. After listening if you want to get a copy of the book, go to the link in our show notes and use offer code podd...

S18:E1 - What are SVGs and when should you use them (Christina Gorton)

November 08, 2021 09:59 - 22 minutes - 20.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about Scalable Vector Graphics, or SVGs, with Christina Gorton, developer advocate at Forem. Christina talks about what an SVG is, and when might use SVGs over CSS or Javascript for your graphics or animations, and why using SVGs has grown in popularity in recent years. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) SVG freeCodeCamp HTML CSS JavaScript Cod...

S17:E8 - What are some database architectures and their use cases (Kyle Bernhardy)

September 26, 2021 08:59 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about database architectures and some of their use cases, with Kyle Bernhardy, CTO of HarperDB. Kyle talks about what a database is, different types of databases, and when you might want to use one type of database over another. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) Retool (sponsor) CodeLand 2021 (sponsor) Database Architectures & Use Cases HarperDB Commodore 64 Java Object–relational mapping (ORM) SQL NoSQL On-premises soft...

S17:E9 - What are some database architectures and their use cases (Kyle Bernhardy)

September 26, 2021 08:59 - 48 minutes - 44.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about database architectures and some of their use cases, with Kyle Bernhardy, CTO of HarperDB. Kyle talks about what a database is, different types of databases, and when you might want to use one type of database over another. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Database Architectures & Use Cases HarperDB Commodore 64 Java Object–relational m...

S17:E8 - What's in store for CodeLand 2021 (Ben Halpern)

September 20, 2021 08:59 - 42 minutes - 39.1 MB

In this episode, Ben and I talk about the conception of CodeLand, last year's CodeLand, which had to switch to a virtual conference due to covid-19, and the biggest differences between CodeLand 2020 and CodeLand 2021. Registration for CodeLand is pay-what-you-want -- starting at $0. Grab your CodeLand 2021 ticket today at codelandconf.com. That’s codelandconf.com. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (spo...

S17:E7 - When and how might you want to use different clouds (Erica Windisch)

September 12, 2021 08:59 - 43 minutes - 40.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about the cloud with Erica Windisch, principal engineer at New Relic, and founder of IOpipe. Erica talks about some of the history of the cloud, some of the major cloud providers, and what things as a newbie you might want to consider when deciding to use the cloud. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) New Relic IOpipe AWS Google Cloud Gatsby Clou...

S17:E6 - How to transition into development after over a decade in your field (Christine Fletcher)

September 05, 2021 08:59 - 30 minutes - 28.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to transition into development after over a decade in your field, with Christine Fletcher, UI/UX developer/designer at capSpire. Christine talks about experiencing burnout working as a nurse and deciding to take the leap to learn to code, what her experience was going the bootcamp route to learn, and how she landed her first coding job. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stell...

S17:E5 - What is AWS and how you become a cloud engineer (Hiroko Nishimura)

August 30, 2021 08:59 - 53 minutes - 49.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about Amazon Web Services, or AWS, with Hiroko Nishimura, AWS Hero, instructor on LinkedIn Learning and egghead.io, and creator of AWS Newbies. Hiroko talks going from IT to cloud computing, creating AWS Newbies, and some of the major cloud concepts newbies should know about that would make their journey easier when diving into cloud engineering. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Ste...

S17:E4 - How to find a mentor and be a successful manager (Tanaka Mutakwa)

August 23, 2021 08:59 - 40 minutes - 36.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about management and mentorship with Tanaka Mutakwa, VP of engineering at Names & Faces. Tanaka talks about the skills he looks for while hiring early career developers, what makes a good manager and mentor, and how one even goes about finding a mentor. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Names & Faces FinTech Prodigy Finance Codementor MentorC...

S17:E3 - How to do remote work well (Kara Luton)

August 16, 2021 08:59 - 25 minutes - 23.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about remote work with Kara Luton, software engineer at CrowdStrike. Kara talks about her biggest challenges transitioning into remote work, how she managed those challenges, and her experiences working remotely before and after the pandemic. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Reflecting On One Year of Remote Work

S17:E2 - DevNews: Inside the Gpt-3-Powered Chatbot That Someone Used to Talk to Their Fiancé Who Passed (Jason Rohrer)

August 14, 2021 08:59 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

In this episode, we chat with Jason Rohrer, game designer and creator of Project December, whose GPT-3-powered chatbot has been used by people to talk to historical figures and personalities, and was even used by one person to talk to his late fiancé for closure. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Project December r/ProjectDecember1982 The Jessica Simulation: Love and l...

S17:E1 - What is Linux and when is it right for you? (Courtney Wilburn)

August 09, 2021 08:59 - 33 minutes - 30.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about linux with Courtney Wilburn, engineering manager at Elastic.Courtney talks about Linux distributions, the pros and cons of using Linux, and whether Linux is something people should add to their list of things to learn. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Linux Elastic Unix Ubuntu Mint

S16:E8 - What you should know about frontend development ( Laurie Barth)

June 28, 2021 04:00 - 1 hour - 84.5 MB

In this episode, we take a deep dive into frontend development with Laurie Barth, senior software engineer at Netflix. Laurie talks about the difference between frontend and backend development, the difference between a frontend language and a framework, and what those new to coding should consider when learning frontend development. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) ...

S16:E7 - How you can build communities for love and profit (Veni Kunche)

June 21, 2021 04:00 - 37 minutes - 51.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build communities and diversify tech with Veni Kunche, founder of Diversify Tech. Veni talks about her struggles landing her first coding job, often being the only woman of color at tech meetups in the past, and how she set out to diversify tech. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Diversify Tech Out In Tech Techqueria Black Tech Pi...

S16:E6 - What failing technical interviews can teach you ( Farhana Mustafa)

June 14, 2021 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58 MB

In this episode, we talk all about technical interviews, with Farhana Mustafa, software engineer at Intuit. Farhana gets into the importance of having a support system of other learners when getting her computer science degree, her process for applying for jobs, and what she learned from failing technical interviews. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) What I learned f...

S16:E5 - What are the quirks that come with being a developer ( Tyler Hawkins)

June 07, 2021 04:00 - 36 minutes - 50.4 MB

In This episode we talk about the quirks that come with being a developer with Tyler Hawkins, senior software engineer at Workfront, and the author of the very fun and cheeky post, “I Wish I Never Learned to Code.” Tyler talks about how statistics led him to coding, the pros and cons of working in a silo versus working in a team, and some of the interesting traits that developers can develop. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) P...

S16:E4 - Which back-end should I use as a front-end developer ( Lee Robinson)

May 31, 2021 04:00 - 47 minutes - 64.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about good back-end options for front-end developers, with Lee Robinson, head of developer relations at Vercel. Lee talks about the major differences between frontend and backend development, how the backend has developed over time, and the array of backend options that can be easier and work well for those who mostly work in frontend development. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) S...

S16:E3 - How to create content and build communities ( Cassidy Williams)

May 24, 2021 04:00 - 44 minutes - 61.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about content creation and building communities with Cassidy Williams, principal developer and experience engineer at Netlify. Cassidy talks about her strategy for doing internships, the intersection of content and community, and where she draws inspiration from. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Cassidy Williams rendezvous with cassidoo Cass...

S16:E2 - What is creative coding and generative art ( Varun Vachhar)

May 17, 2021 04:00 - 25 minutes - 35 MB

In this episode, we talk about creative coding and generative art with Varun Vachhar, developer experience engineer at Chromatic. Varun talks about what his role as a developer experience engineer looks like, how he got his start in coding with generative art, what it is and some of his favorite tools and resources to do it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Creative ...

S16:E1 - What it’s like to break into tech as a mother (Arit Amana)

May 10, 2021 04:00 - 53 minutes - 73 MB

In this episode, we talk about what it’s like to break into tech as a mother, with Arit Amana, software engineer at Forem. Arit talks about moving from WordPress freelancer to web developer, the challenges she has faced being a mother in tech, and her advice on how to level up and get promoted. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Our Time For Tech DEV Forem Ruby on Rai...

S15:E10 - DevNews: Platforms as Utilities, Archiving Yahoo Answers, and Companies Rescinding Accepted Offers (Josh Puetz, Nikolas Guggenberger, Jason Scott)

April 16, 2021 04:00 - 53 minutes - 74.1 MB

In this episode of DevNews, we cover companies rescinding job offers after they have been accepted. Then we speak with Nikolas Guggenberger, executive director of the Yale Information Society Project, about Justice Clarence Thomas arguing for categorizing some digital platforms as utilities and why this is a huge deal for the tech world. Finally, we chat with Jason Scott, co-founder of Archive Team, about their efforts to archive Yahoo Answers which is shutting down after 16 years. Show Links...

S15:E9 - What it looks like when you start coding very early in life (Opemipo Disu)

April 12, 2021 04:00 - 13 minutes - 19.1 MB

In this off-season mini episode we talk about what it looks like when you start coding very early in life, with Opemipo Disu, 15-year-old developer advocate at urspace. Opemipu talks about what got him into coding so young, the resources and tools he enjoys using, and what his life looks like juggling high school and his coding projects. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (spons...

S15:E8 - What good soft skills look like (Ben Halpern, Kristen Palana, Liana Felt)

March 29, 2021 04:00 - 44 minutes - 60.9 MB

We do a crossover episode with DevDiscuss and CodeNewbie talking about, and role playing different soft skills, because this topic of soft skills is so important that we thought both of our audiences could benefit from it. To talk about these skills and to help us show what they can look like, we are joined by artist and educator, Kristen Palana, and Liana Felt, senior people operations manager at Forem. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (...

S15:E7 - How to communicate complex technical topics (Anna Skoulikari)

March 22, 2021 04:00 - 41 minutes - 56.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to communicate complex technical topics, with Anna Skoulikari, technical writer at Mambu. Anna talks about transitioning from UX designer to front end development, how to explain complex topics like Git, and why technical writing isn’t as boring as some might think it sounds. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Technical Writing UX Desi...

S15:E6 - What is cryptography and how to get into it ( Marcus Carey)

March 15, 2021 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about cryptography with Marcus Carey, enterprise architect at ReliaQuest. Marcus talks about going to the military and learning cryptography, what cryptography is, and the foundational things you need to know in order to make sure the apps you’re building are secure. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Cryptography ReliaQuest BASIC Pascal (prog...

S15:E5 - What you need to know about APIs (Sue Smith)

March 08, 2021 09:59 - 41 minutes - 56.8 MB

In this episode, we talk about what you need to know about APIs, with Sue Smith, developer educator at Postman. Sue talks about transitioning careers at 30, what APIs are, and why it’s important to have a good understanding of them. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) Application Programming Interface (API) JSON Postman Glitch

S15:E4 - What is Node.js and when might you use it (Danielle Adams)

March 01, 2021 05:00 - 34 minutes - 79.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about Node.js with Danielle Adams, Node core team member, and lead software engineer at Heroku. Danielle talks about what Node is, when you might want to use it, and what her role is like on the Node core team, as well what the best way to learn Node is, and whether you need to focus on and get really comfortable in JavaScript first, or if you can jump right into it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) P...

S15:E3 - How to build an app from idea to maintenance (Kyle Lee)

February 22, 2021 05:00 - 32 minutes - 44.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build an app from idea to maintenance with Kyle Lee, senior developer advocate at Amazon Web Services. Kyle talks about having some trouble with JavaScript and then diving into mobile development instead, his advice for learning the basics of mobile app development, and where he draws inspiration from. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (spon...

S15:E2 - How to code without typing (Matt Wiethoff, Tommy MacWilliam)

February 15, 2021 05:00 - 34 minutes - 47.1 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to code without typing, with Serenade co-founders, Matt Wiethoff and Tommy MacWilliam. They talk about how Matt’s repetitive wrist injury started to derail his coding career, how they needed to invent the accessibility tool, which one of them literally needed to help build the tool itself, and what stack they used to build it. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (spon...

S15:E1 - What are the skills you need to go from developer to entrepreneur (Ben Halpern)

February 08, 2021 05:00 - 49 minutes - 68.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about what are the core skills you need to go from developer to entrepreneur with Ben Halpern, co-founder of Forem, which acquired CodeNewbie in 2020. Ben talks about getting into development with entrepreneurship on the brain, building DEV and now his new venture, Forem, and what skills he looks for when hiring developers. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright D...

S14:E9 - How to build tech for social justice (Alex Qin)

December 28, 2020 05:00 - 43 minutes - 59.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to build tech for social justice, with Alex Qin, co-founder and CEO of Emergent Works. Alex talks about the challenges she had to face being a woman in tech, how shaving her head caused people to treat her with more respect and launched her on a path toward social justice, and her company’s first in-house app, Not 911. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Br...

S14:E8 - What is .NET and why is it useful (Maria Nagagga)

December 21, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about .NET with Maria Naggaga, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for .NET interactive and ASP.NET. Maria talks about how coding was actually a great path because of her dyslexia, what .NET is, what it’s good for and what the learning curve is to use it effectively. Show Links DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Cockroach Labs (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Porkbun (sponsor) Stellar (sponsor) Bright Data (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visu...

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