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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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By Sunkist:-) - Oct 11 2019
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Fell in love with the very first episode I heard! Really motivated me to learn how to code!

Interesting subjects but bland presentation

By Snarkystag - Aug 21 2019
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This podcast covers a lot of really interesting topics and features a lot of really knowledgeable guests, but the hostess is pretty dry and uninteresting. She seems to go off of prepared questions in a formulaic way, which results in her coming across as lacking in personality.

iTunes Ratings

452 Ratings
Average Ratings
329
99
11
4
9

Love it!

By Sunkist:-) - Oct 11 2019
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Fell in love with the very first episode I heard! Really motivated me to learn how to code!

Interesting subjects but bland presentation

By Snarkystag - Aug 21 2019
Read more
This podcast covers a lot of really interesting topics and features a lot of really knowledgeable guests, but the hostess is pretty dry and uninteresting. She seems to go off of prepared questions in a formulaic way, which results in her coming across as lacking in personality.
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CodeNewbie

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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

Rank #1: Ep. 46 - Self Taught Programmer (Courteney Ervin)

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Courteney Ervin taught herself to code. She did it in her spare time, finding hours late at night and on weekends to grow her skills. And in that time, she went to her first hackathon, made her first open source contribution, taught others to code, and finally found herself in a full-time role as a developer. She tells us about her journey, and the key moments that helped her advance her tech career, and shares advice on how others can make the most of their self-taught journey.

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Courteney Ervin

Courteney Ervin codes in the space where open source meets social good. She’s a developer at the New York Public Library, where she supports accessible literacy in NYC and beyond.

Jul 27 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Ep. 129 - Getting My First Developer Job (Paola Mata)

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The dream is to learn to code for a few months and get a job right away. But reality comes with a few more twists and turns, as Paola discovered on her way to landing her current software engineering position at BuzzFeed. She was an assitant looking for a better career when she rediscovered code. But getting that better careeer involved attending two bootcamps, doing an internship, and job searching for a year before landing her full-time iOS role. She shares the ups and downs of becoming a developer, the emotional and financial stressess of looking for a job, and the resources that helped her reach her goal.

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Paola Mata

Paola is currently building awesome apps at BuzzFeed, where she was part of the team that launched the highly acclaimed BuzzFeed News app. She's also actively involved in the tech community as co-founder of NYC Tech Latinas and regularly volunteers her time to promoting diversity in tech and supporting the next wave of new programmers.

Feb 27 2017

51mins

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Rank #3: Ep. 83 - How To Get A Coding Job (Charles Max Wood)

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As a podcaster of several very popular tech shows, Chuck gets questions from listeners all the time. One of the most popular questions he gets is one that you might also be asking, “How do you get a coding job?” In this episode, we dive into the journey of not just coding but landing a coding job, the pitfalls along the way, and how a code newbie can increase their chances of getting an offer.

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Charles Max Wood

Chuck is a developer and podcaster. He's host of popular tech podcasts including Javascript Jabber, Ruby Rogues, Adventures in Angular, and iPhreaks Show.

Apr 11 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #4: S10:E8 - What you should look for in online coding courses (Colt Steele)

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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.

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Colt Steele

Colt Steele is one of the most successful web development instructors on Udemy, and also runs a consultancy where he helps companies turn non-technical employees into developers while leveling-up existing engineers.

Nov 11 2019

41mins

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Rank #5: Ep. 63 - Free Code Camp (Quincy Larson)

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He’s only been coding for four years. But thirteen months ago, Quincy Larson launched one of the most beloved learn-to-code resources in the CodeNewbie community, Free Code Camp. We deep dive into his own learning journey, what he’s learned from helping hundreds of thousands of campers learn to code, and why Free Code Camp will forever be free.

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Quincy Larson

Quincy Larson is a JavaScript developer and a teacher at Free Code Camp. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.`

Nov 23 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #6: Ep. 3 - Code Couple (Felicia O'Garro, Jamal O'Garro)

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After just two months of teaching themselves to code, Felicia and Jamal O'Garro got paid to build and fix other people's websites. And soon after that, they started Code Crew, the community that's taught over two thousand people how to code in just a year and half. We talk about what it's like to work as a couple, how they discovered tech, and how they used their coding passion to build a thriving community of learners.

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Felicia O'Garro

Felicia O’Garro is a web developer who was motivated by articles on the importance of learning how to code and decided to teach herself while working full-time. She is also a mentor and instructor.

Jamal O'Garro

Jamal O'Garro is a former finance guy turned hacker that loves entrepreneurship and NYC startup culture. He has worked for several well funded startups and has taught at several web development schools in New York City.

Sep 28 2014

59mins

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Rank #7: Ep. 103 - Algorithms (Carina C. Zona)

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Carina C. Zona helps us understand algorithms, both what they are and how they are used. She walks us through fascinating examples of how they've been used in technology over the years, exploring the benefits and unintended consequences they've had along the way, and how we as developers can boost those benefits and decrease those unintended consequences.

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Carina C. Zona

Carina C. Zona is a developer, advocate, and certified sex educator. She spends a lot of time thinking about the unexpected cultural effects of our decisions as programmers. Carina is the founder of CallbackWomen and co-organizer of the We So Crafty community of techies who craft.

Aug 29 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 27 - Intro to Raspberry Pi (Matt Richardson)

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Matt Richardson, evangelist for the Raspberry Pi Foundation, talks to us about the little computer that's making hardware accessible to more people. We talk about what the Raspberry Pi is, discuss some beginner friendly projects, and chat about a cool bike-based hardware project he made. If you've been thinking about getting started with the Raspberry Pi, this episode is for you.

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Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a hardware enthusiast, spreading the maker spirit as an evangelist at the Raspberry Pi Foundation.

Mar 16 2015

43mins

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Rank #9: Ep. 19 - The Hard Way (Zed A. Shaw)

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Zed A. Shaw, developer and author of the Learn the Hard Way series, talks to us about how to learn to code, his own approach to learning a new programming language, and why he’s not a fan of programming bootcamps. He also answers a few questions from the CodeNewbie community, including what the A in his name stands for.

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Zed A. Shaw

Zed A. Shaw is the author of The Hard Way Series of books Learn Python The Hard Way, Learn Ruby The Hard Way, and many more. He's a veteran programmer who has been coding for 20+ years and has written software used by many companies and other programmers. His books teaching programming are read all over the world by millions of people a year. He is a musician, builds guitars, and most recently a beginner painter.

Jan 19 2015

1hr 7mins

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Rank #10: S3:E8 - How to learn to code when you have no time and money (Colleen Schnettler)

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Colleen is a military spouse, mother of three, and taught herself how to code over a number of years. She learned to code and became a freelance developer with little time, little money, and a lot of patience. She tells us how she did it, and how you can do it too.

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Colleen Schnettler

Colleen Schnettler is a former corporate systems engineer enthusiastically pursuing a new career as a software developer. She is a military spouse, stay at home mother of 3 young children, and a self taught programmer. She is active in the open source community and a freelance developer.

Mar 19 2018

27mins

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Rank #11: Ep. 36 - Creating jQuery (John Resig)

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John Resig, creator of jQuery, talks about what it was like to build the most popular javascript library and then walk away from it five years later to follow his passion for education. We unpack what it’s like to maintain such a popular toolkit, how he feels about books, how he takes on his own learning, and why he made the Women Who Code twitter list.

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John Resig

John Resig is a developer at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

May 18 2015

2hr 4mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 115 - Getting a Computer Science Degree (Terri Burns)

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Terri Burns didn’t start off as a computer science major, but she ended up not only graduating with a CS degree but running one of the largest student tech organizations in the country. She tells us what it’s like to be a computer science major, the projects and topics she’s covered in school, and the value of that degree in the real world. If you’ve been curious about the elusive CS degree, take a listen to this awesome, behind-the-scene conversation and see what it’s all about.

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Terri Burns

Terri Burns is an incoming Associate Product Manager at Twitter. She's currently the Chair of Tech@NYU, NYC’s largest student technology organization, as well as a podcast co-host and contributor for Forbes. Terri is interested in building products, programming, and diversifying the technology industry.

Nov 21 2016

54mins

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Rank #13: S8:E4 - How to get hired (Kevin Lozandier)

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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.

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Kevin Lozandier

Kevin Lozandier is a UX engineer who loves solving engineering problems requiring the appreciation of design, accessibility, and engineering. He also loves to make sure designers and engineers are on the same page and constantly learn new things.

Apr 29 2019

52mins

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Rank #14: Ep. 4 - Wearing All The Hats (Kinsey Ann Durham)

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Self-taught developer Kinsey Ann Durham didn't stop at learning to code. In two years, she's spoken at tech conferences around the world, started an organization in Kenya to help women entrepreneurs (and of course wrote the software it runs on), and organizes events focused on women in tech in her town in Colorado. We talk about what it was like to give her first tech talk, how to use your coding skills for social good causes, and how she handled someone telling her that she should be a secretary instead. Glad she didn't listen.

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Kinsey Ann Durham

Kinsey is a developer at GoSpotCheck and is actively involved with leading WomenWhoCode, Railsbridge. She speaks at conferences around the world, but loves being at home with her dog in Denver, Colorado.

Oct 05 2014

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Rank #15: S7:E2 - How do I level up? (Ben Orenstein)

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You've been coding for a little while. Maybe you just finished a bootcamp, maybe you're in your first job or your second. But at what point do you get to level up? And what does leveling up even look like for a developer? We talk to Ben Orenstein, one of the creators of Upcase, a learning platform designed specifically to "take the junior out of your title." He shares what technical topics you should learn when trying to level up, and what steps a newbie might take to start that leveling up process. We also feature our second installment of Tales from the Command Line, where Scott McCarty share stories on how he built up his confidence as a coder and how you can too.

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Ben Orenstein

Ben is a programmer and entrepreneur. He's one of the creators of Upcase, a learning platform that takes the "junior" out of your title. He's also CEO of Tuple, a remote pair programming tool.

Jan 21 2019

56mins

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Rank #16: Ep. 97 - From Theater Technician to Programmer (Ashley Lewis)

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Ashley Lewis used to light stages. She worked as a theater technician working shows like Hamilton (when it was much smaller) and New York Fashion Week. But after some introspection, she realized that her passion wasn’t in light design, and she searched for other career options. She talks to us about the similarities between coding and her art background, what it’s like working as a theater technician, and how being introspective has helped her on her coding journey.

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Ashley Lewis

Ashley Michal Lewis started as a stubborn art student and over the course of the past five years discovered a passion for technical problem solving as a stage electrician and lighting designer, finally transitioning into a career as a stubborn web developer. She also has a deep interest in education, open source culture, and income inequality, and hopes to eventually weave these passions together to make a positive impact.

Jul 18 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #17: Ep. 82 - What Is Code? (Paul Ford)

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Paul Ford didn’t expect his article on coding to go big. But almost a year later, the Bloomberg issue dedicated to “What is code?” is still completely sold out. We dig into the major topics covered in that long and highly entertaining piece, like conferences, open source, and languages, and how Paul and the editors created a technical article that still managed to be accessible to coder and non-coders alike.

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Paul Ford

Paul Ford is the co-founder of Postlight, an agency that builds big beautiful technology things in NYC. He is also a writer and programmer. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, kids, cats, books, and Raspberry Pis.

Apr 04 2016

1hr 29mins

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Rank #18: Ep. 120 - 100 Days of Code (Alexander Kallaway)

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Alex Kallaway was working as a full-time developer, but it wasn’t enough. He wanted a way to try new technologies and grow his coding skills outside of work. So he created #100DaysofCode, the hashtag-based challenge that’s helped him incorporate coding into his daily routine. He talks about how he designed the challenge, the number of people who’ve joined him, and the updates he’s making for 2017.

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Alexander Kallaway

Self-taught web developer, started #100DaysOfCode, interested in the practical aspects of habit formation and change. Enjoys learning foreign languages.

Dec 26 2016

58mins

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Rank #19: Ep. 138 - Codeland - Art and Code Talks from Stephanie Nemeth and Dan Shiffman (Dan Shiffman, Stephanie Nemeth)

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In episode 1 of our Codeland miniseries, you get to hear two amazing talks on art and code. Stephanie's a first-time speaker from Amsterdam and shares her inspiring story of building her first hardware project. Dan shows us how creative coding can be with his amazing art and code showcase, featuring artists and installations of all shapes, sizes, and platforms.

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Dan Shiffman

Daniel Shiffman is an Associate Arts Professor at the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. He is also a co-founder of the Processing Foundation works on developing tutorials, examples, and libraries for both Processing and the new p5.js framework.

Stephanie Nemeth

Stephanie is a self-taught developer living in Amsterdam. She enjoys making interesting, but useless, things with code in her free time.

May 30 2017

46mins

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Rank #20: Ep. 22 - Intro to UX (Catt Small)

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Catt Small gives us a great intro to UX (user experience) design, including insight on her design process, how she works with users to create great digital experiences, and how code newbies can get started in UX design. She also tells us how she used Leap Motion to design a music instrument you can play using gestures. Lots of great stuff in this episode.

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Catt Small

Catt is a game maker, product designer, and developer. She is currently making awesome things at SoundCloud and teaching game development via The Code Liberation Foundation.

Feb 09 2015

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

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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 primary experience being a frontend developer.

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Crysfel Villa

Crysfel Villa is a senior software engineer at InVision, and backend lead at Coding Coach. He has over 20 years of experience with more than 9 years of working with JavaScript on a daily basis.

May 25 2020

37mins

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

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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 featured in Time Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites.”

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Ze Frank

Ze Frank is the former president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, and the creator of True Facts, The Show. and zefrank.com, which won a 2002 Webby Award for Best Personal Website and in 2005, was featured in Time Magazine’s “50 Coolest Websites.”

May 18 2020

43mins

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

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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.

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Nina Zakharenko

Nina Zakharenko is a developer advocate, software engineer, pythonista, & speaker.

May 11 2020

42mins

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

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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.

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David Hoang

David Hoang is a design leader, technologist, teacher, and startup advisor. He's currently the Director of Design at Webflow and User Experience Design Instructor at General Assembly.

May 04 2020

33mins

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

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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.

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Karen Miller

Karen Miller is a Carnegie Mellon University graduate from the Information Security, M.S. program and currently works full-time as an Associate Cyber Security Engineer at the Software Engineering Institute. Although introverted and still early in her career, Karen is passionate about making tech and security accessible to people of all backgrounds and helping others learn new skills that align with their goals.

Apr 27 2020

42mins

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

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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.

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Pete Dashwood

Pete Dashwood is the CEO of PRIMA Computing, which helps companies migrate off of COBOL. He started programming computers before what most people call a "computer" was invented. He started with punched cards and paper tape, and much of the history of computing is the history of his career.

Apr 20 2020

34mins

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

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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.

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Chris Ferdinandi

Chris Ferdinandi is the author of the Vanilla JS Pocket Guide series, creator of the Vanilla JS Academy training program, and host of the Vanilla JS Podcast. My developer tips newsletter is read by over 8,500 developers each weekday.

Apr 13 2020

42mins

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

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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.

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Allen Whearry

Allen is a self-taught iOS Developer who made the switch from a professional sales career and now sits as a software engineer at Yelp. He believes anyone can learn to program, they just have to put in the time and effort.

Mar 16 2020

42mins

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

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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.

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Molly Struve

Molly Struve is a self-taught software engineer turned SRE. During her time working in the software industry, she has had the opportunity to work on some challenging problems and thrives on creating reliable, performant infrastructure that can grow as fast as a booming business. When not making systems run faster, she can be found fulfilling her need for speed by riding and jumping her show horses.

Mar 09 2020

40mins

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

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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.

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Aidan Feldman

Aidan Feldman is the Technology Director at the Technology Transformation Services (TTS), where he supports the programs and people that transform how government uses technology. Previously, Aidan worked at startups like GitHub and Artsy, and has taught software development at places like Cornell, New York University, and General Assembly.

Mar 02 2020

41mins

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

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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.

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Caitlin formerly led all things people at Nava and was GitHub's first recruiting leader. With her deep background in recruiting, she helps students and professionals land jobs in the tech space.

Feb 24 2020

45mins

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

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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.

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Jonathan Jennings

Jonathan Jennings is a software engineer who works in the AR, VR, and video game spaces. He currently works at RelayCars developing Automotive VR and AR applications. He’s been a speaker at the Blacks In Tech Conference, Urban Tech Connect, and multiple colleges. His first published essay, Black Unicorn, is available to read in the book Game Devs & Others : Tales From The Margins. He’s been involved in multiple development roles including rapid prototyping, core mechanic programming, user Interface engineering, multiplayer programming, and publishing processes for release, among others. He has over 8 years of development across both games and VR / MR / AR applications experience and titles he has worked on have had over 2 million cumulative downloads across several platforms. When not working he is most likely playing and studying the latest giant mainstream release or an obscure indie game.

Feb 17 2020

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

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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.

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Ryan Carson

Ryan Carson is the CEO & Founder of Treehouse, an online school that's taught software engineering to over 850,000 people. He is a leader and champion of self-directed learning--inspiring others to take the helm of their own education. He is also an advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion within the tech industry, specializing in helping companies like Verizon, Nike, Adobe, Mailchimp, and more, invest in their local communities, building diverse teams, and creating generational wealth for families who have been locked out of tech. Treehouse is partnered with AnitaB.org and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America on a massive movement to build the ladder to high-paying jobs in tech with projectunlocktheamericandream.org.

Feb 10 2020

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

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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.

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Angie Jones

Angie Jones is a Senior Developer Advocate who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, as well as and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University. As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.

Feb 03 2020

47mins

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

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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.

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Coraline Ehmke

Coraline Ada Ehmke is an international speaker, writer, and developer with over 25 years of experience in software engineering. She was recognized for her work on diversity in open source with a Ruby Hero award in 2016. Coraline is the creator of the Contributor Covenant, the most popular open source code of conduct in the world with over 40,000 adoptions. She is a founding panelist on the Greater than Code podcast. Coraline is co-authoring a book on practicing empathy in software development, and writes and records music in her home studio.

Jan 27 2020

44mins

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

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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.

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Colt Steele

Colt Steele is one of the most successful web development instructors on Udemy, and also runs a consultancy where he helps companies turn non-technical employees into developers while leveling-up existing engineers.

Nov 11 2019

41mins

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

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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.”

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John Maeda

John Maeda is an American technologist, designer, engineer, artist, investor, author, and teacher. He is Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, the technology consulting and delivery arm of communications and marketing conglomerate Publicis. He has held positions with Automattic, the parent company of WordPress.com; the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins; served as president of the Rhode Island School of Design; and began his early career at the MIT Media Lab at the intersection of computer science and visual art. Named as one of the “75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century” by Esquire, Maeda draws on his diverse background as an MIT-trained engineer, award-winning designer, and MBA-community translator to bring people and ideas together at scale. He is the author of several celebrated books, including The Laws of Simplicity and Redesigning Leadership. He has appeared as a speaker all over the world, from Davos to Beijing to São Paulo to New York, and his talks for TED have received millions of views.

Nov 04 2019

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

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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.

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Tim O'Reilly

Tim O’Reilly is the founder, CEO, and Chairman of O’Reilly Media, the company that has been providing the picks and shovels of learning to the Silicon Valley gold rush for the past thirty-five years. If you’ve heard the term “open source software”, “web 2.0”, “the Maker movement”, “government as a platform”, or “the WTF economy”, he’s had a hand in framing each of those big ideas.

Oct 28 2019

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

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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.

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Lara Hogan

Lara is the 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.

Oct 21 2019

45mins

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

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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.

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Amy Chen

Youtuber & Distributed Systems-er.

Oct 14 2019

36mins

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Love it!

By Sunkist:-) - Oct 11 2019
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Fell in love with the very first episode I heard! Really motivated me to learn how to code!

Interesting subjects but bland presentation

By Snarkystag - Aug 21 2019
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This podcast covers a lot of really interesting topics and features a lot of really knowledgeable guests, but the hostess is pretty dry and uninteresting. She seems to go off of prepared questions in a formulaic way, which results in her coming across as lacking in personality.