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CodeNewbie

286 episodes - English - Latest episode: 21 days ago - ★★★★★ - 496 ratings

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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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 here 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 will be joined by artist and educator, Kristen Palana, and Liana Felt, senior people operations manager at Forem. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambas...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Technical Writing UX Design Git Learni...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Cryptography ReliaQuest BASIC Pascal (programming langu...

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

March 08, 2021 05:00 - 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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Amazon ...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New R...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sp...

S14:E7 - 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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Code Visual St...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Cod...

S14:E6 - How to stay motivated and get your first job ( Danny Thompson)

December 14, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 66.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to stay motivated and get your first job, with Danny Thompson, software engineer at Frontdoor and the chapter founder and organizer of GDG Memphis, a meetup for providing resources and supporting developers along their careers. Danny talks about going from gas station fry cook to developer, how to maintain drive and motivation on your coding journey, and his four steps to landing your first job. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNe...

S14:E7 - How to stay motivated and get your first job ( Danny Thompson)

December 14, 2020 05:00 - 48 minutes - 66.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to stay motivated and get your first job, with Danny Thompson, software engineer at Frontdoor and the chapter founder and organizer of GDG Memphis, a meetup for providing resources and supporting developers along their careers. Danny talks about going from gas station fry cook to developer, how to maintain drive and motivation on your coding journey, and his four steps to landing your first job. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNe...

S14:E5 - What is Typescript and when should you use it (Dan Vanderkam)

December 06, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effective TypeScr...

S14:E6 - What is Typescript and when should you use it (Dan Vanderkam)

December 06, 2020 05:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effect...

S14:E4 - What are the benefits of learning to code when you’re older (Allison Sheridan)

November 30, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning to code when you’re older, with Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, and former IT Fellow at Raytheon. Allison talks about why she picked up coding in her retirement, her challenges and successes on her coding journey, as well as her tips for learning. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Programming by S...

S14:E5 - What are the benefits of learning to code when you’re older (Allison Sheridan)

November 30, 2020 05:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning to code when you’re older, with Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, and former IT Fellow at Raytheon. Allison talks about why she picked up coding in her retirement, her challenges and successes on her coding journey, as well as her tips for learning. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Progr...

S14:E4 - How to use code to build cross-cultural understanding (Laura Gutierrez-Funderburk)

November 23, 2020 05:00 - 38 minutes - 52.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to use code to build cross-cultural understanding, with Laura Gutierrez Funderburk, data science intern at Cybera’s Callysto Project. Laura talks about how diving into projects and finding mentors helped push her through her coding journey, using Jupyter Notebooks to create curriculums for teachers with the goal of cross-cultural understanding, and why building tech with that mission in mind is important. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponso...

S14:E3 - Introducing DevNews (Joseph Cox)

November 19, 2020 05:00 - 33 minutes - 45.5 MB

In this episode of DevNews, hosts Saron Yitbarek and Josh Puetz, cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And then they chat with Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard, Joseph Cox, whose piece titled, “How the U.S. ...

S14:E2 - How to get into spatial computing (April Speight)

November 16, 2020 05:00 - 46 minutes - 64.2 MB

In this episode, we chat we talk about spatial computing with April Speight, cloud advocate for spatial computing at Microsoft. April talks about moving from fashion to development, what spatial computing is, and her personal curriculum to learn what she needed to in order to make the switch from project management to the world of extended reality. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) ...

S14:E1 - How to go from convict to coder (Rick Wolter)

November 09, 2020 05:00 - 39 minutes - 54.9 MB

In this episode, we talk about about going from convict to coder with software engineer, Rick Wolter. Rick talks about being sent to prison for murder as a teen, deciding to learn to code while being locked up, and what it takes to land that first job with a felony on your record. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Rick Woltx The Last Mile Python Bucky Roberts Tutorials Khan Academ...

S13:E8 - How to get into data science and machine learning (Jay Feng)

September 21, 2020 04:00 - 43 minutes - 60.3 MB

In this episode, we talk about how to learn data science and machine learning, with Jay Feng, co-founder and head of data science at Interview Query. Jay talks about how data science got him back into development after some bad coding experiences, how the different tools for machine learning and data science work together, and if machine learning is really as difficult as it sounds. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudders...

S13:E7 - What it’s like to build React (Sophie Alpert)

September 14, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 62.4 MB

In this episode, we talk about React with Sophie Alpert, engineering manager at Humu, former manager of the React core team at Facebook. Sophie talks about the decision to drop out of college to work full-time at Kahn Academy, what her favorite things about React are, and going from the top open source contributor to React to then building it on the core team. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Re...

S13:E6 - How to think about accessibility and empowerment (Sareh Heidari)

September 07, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 49.2 MB

In this episode, we talk about accessibility in tech and how tech can be used to empower people from a variety of backgrounds, with Sareh Heidari, Software engineer at BBC News. Sareh talks about transitioning from physics to development, how networking and meetups helped her land her first job, and how the BBC integrates accessibility in their workflow. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (spo...

S13:E5 - Why you should consider learning Ruby ( Jay McGavren)

August 31, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.4 MB

In this episode, we talk Ruby with Jay McGavren, author of Head First Ruby and Head First Go, and web developer at Kajabi. Jay talks about the pros and cons of using Ruby, what coding in Ruby looks like, and if it’s a good language for beginners to first learn. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Ruby Head First Ruby Head First Go Kajabi Commodore BASIC Scratch Visual Basic Perl Pr...

S13:E4 - Why you shouldn’t forget about CSS (Hui Jing Chen)

August 24, 2020 04:00 - 44 minutes - 60.6 MB

In this episode, we talk about learning and loving CSS, with Hui Jing Chen, UX Developer at Shopify. Hui Jing talks about how playing professional basketball led to becoming a developer, how she became a CSS expert, and why you should always read the specs. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Shopify CSS Drupal Git Sass Susy Floats Responsive Web Design Flexbox CSS Grid HTML JavaSc...

S13:E3 - What’s the deal with auth (Sam Julien)

August 17, 2020 04:00 - 42 minutes - 58.5 MB

In this episode, we talk auth, with Sam Julien, developer advocate engineer at Auth0. Sam talks about how he got out a rut and into development with a little help from his friends, what auth is, and what are the things you really need to know about it Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Auth Auth0 Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Codecademy Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Treehouse Ja...

S13:E2 - How newbies can contribute to open source (Janessa Tran)

August 10, 2020 04:00 - 35 minutes - 48.5 MB

In this episode, we talk about getting into open source, with Janessa Tran, junior software engineer at Ten Forward Consulting. Janessa talks about being one of a triplet of coders, how contributing to open source early on helped her to level up her dev skills, and what you should look for as a beginner when choosing what open source projects to work on. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (s...

S13:E1 - How live coding can level up your development (Jesse Weigel)

August 03, 2020 04:00 - 45 minutes - 62.9 MB

In this episode, we’re talking about live coding with Jesse Weigel, senior software engineer at Dicks Sporting Goods, and YouTube live streamer for freeCodeCamp. Jesse talks about how he got into live streaming his work, the ways in which live streaming has helped him as a developer, and his advice for folks who want to start their own coding livestream. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (s...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Technical debt Hanson HTML Yahoo! GeoCities Java Python The Recurse Center Mainfr...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Webf...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Software Engineering Institute Ne...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) PRIMA Computing COBOL COBOL, a 60-year-old comp...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Impostor syndrome Object-oriented programming Ruby Pyth...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Technology Transformation Services (TTS) C++ 18F COB...

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 Twili...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) RelayCars DeVry University NBA 2K Resident Evil Open GL DirectX 3ds Max Flash Temple Run Angry Birds Unity Virtu...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Treehous...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) A...

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

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

In this episode, we're talking about ethics in open source with Coraline Ada 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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Mainframe computer TRS-...

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 MongoDB (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Cloudinary (sponsor) Mainframe computer TRS-80 Byte (magazine) C (programming language) The Hippocrati...

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 TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic ...

Guests

Dave Thomas
5 Episodes
Kelsey Hightower
3 Episodes
Ali Spittel
2 Episodes
Andy Hunt
2 Episodes
Noel Rappin
2 Episodes
Sandi Metz
2 Episodes
Scott Hanselman
2 Episodes
Adam Stacoviak
1 Episode
Amir Rajan
1 Episode
Andrew Chen
1 Episode
Andrew Nesbitt
1 Episode
Anil Dash
1 Episode
Ben Orenstein
1 Episode
Bryan Liles
1 Episode
Chad Fowler
1 Episode
Charles Max Wood
1 Episode
Colleen Schnettler
1 Episode
Greg Baugues
1 Episode
Jerod Santo
1 Episode
Jerome Hardaway
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