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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

418 Ratings
Average Ratings
296
99
11
3
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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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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Ep. 118 - Truck Driver (George Moore)

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George Moore drove trucks for years. But he knew he wanted to do more with his life, and his wife encouraged him to go back to school, finish his degree, and pursue the tech career he’d started long ago. So he did. He started at help desk, and slowly climbed his way up to his current role, as master software engineer. He shares his incredible journey filled with uncertainties and perseverance, and how it’s shaped him as a developer and a person.

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George Moore

George Moore is a master software engineer at Capital One, with experience in help desk, QA, automation, and mobile development.

Dec 12 2016

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Ep. 121 - TechHire (Tess Posner)

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If you’re hoping to get your first tech job and you haven’t heard of TechHire, this episode is for you. We talk to Tess, the managing director of TechHire, about working with employer and learning partners to place 100K people in tech jobs by 2020. She talks about the realities of finding a job in tech at the salary you want, what technology’s increasing demand for talent means for job seekers, and what every codenewbie can do to maximize their chances of launching their tech career.

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Tess Posner

Tess is a social entrepreneur focused on increasing equity and economic opportunity in the education system and economy. Currently, she is managing director of TechHire at Opportunity@Work. TechHire is a national initiative in 70+ communities increasing opportunity for overlooked and underrepresented Americans to connect to technology careers.

Jan 02 2017

1hr 11mins

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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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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

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Ep. 86 - Intro to Databases (Mark Nadal)

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Mark Nadal was a front end developer looking for a better database. So he built his own. He walks us through the different types of databases, the limitations you might run into as you use them, and why he decided to build his own graph database.

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Mark Nadal

Mark is a mathematician turned programmer. He runs a VC backed Open Source company and has traveled to over 25 countries. The diverse cultures he has experienced fuels his passion for learning, sharing, and creating open technology freely for all.

May 02 2016

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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

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Ep. 35 - Stellar (David Mazières)

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David Mazières, Chief Scientist at Stellar, talks to us about his work at the Stellar foundation building software to expand financial access. We also talk about how he uses temporary email addresses to ward off spammers, how he started coding in the fourth grade, and why he doesn’t think you need a computer science degree to make an impact in tech.

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David Mazières

David Mazières is a professor of Computer Science at Stanford University, where he leads the Secure Computer Systems research group. He also serves as the Chief Scientist of both Stellar Development Foundation and GitStar, Inc.

May 11 2015

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

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

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Ruben Harris

Ruben is the CEO of Career Karma and Co-Host of the Breaking Into Startups Podcast. His mission is to help blue collar workers get white collar jobs in less than 12 months, starting with people that want to become software engineers through coding bootcamps. He shares the stories on the Breaking Into Startups Podcast and before this he worked in Admissions at AltSchool, building out two-sided marketplaces for vocational training (nurses) at Honor, and workforce development with government during his time at Hustle. Prior to his work in tech, he was an investment banker for 3 years and he has been playing the cello for more than 25 years.

Oct 07 2019

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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

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Ep. 102 - My Very First App (Aurelian Sennett)

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A lot can happen in a year. For high school biology teacher Aurelian Sennett, that time was spent writing his first program that launched his tech business to help schools solve scheduling problems. Long-time listener and codenewbie, Aurelian tells us how he started learning to code, how he built his education app, and what it's like to have thousands of people pay for and use the first product he's ever built.

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Aurelian Sennett

Teacher and co-owner of the Pace School Network. Self-taught programmer who created a product to solve a problem, and found that many others had that same problem.

Aug 22 2016

1hr 26mins

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Ep. 72 - Security Newbie (Chris Palmer)

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Chris Palmer spends his time thinking about how to make a browser more secure. But security is a broad concept that can mean different things to different people, and part of a developer’s job is balancing those needs. We talk to Chris about how he makes security decisions and what new developers should consider when thinking about security in the products they build.

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Chris Palmer

a software security engineer on Google Chrome. Previously, I worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and iSEC Partners. My educational background is in linguistics, French literature, and music.

Jan 25 2016

1hr 17mins

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Ep. 108 - Tech Internships (Dara Oke)

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Dara Oke graduated with four tech internships under her belt. She’s worked at Intel, Microsoft, and Twitter building features in languages she hadn’t studied and on topics she hadn’t yet covered in school. But now as a program manager at Microsoft, she looks back at those internships as an essential part of her success and education. We talk about the day-to-day of a tech internship, how she found her place at these powerful tech companies, and how codenewbies everywhere can find their own opportunities to learn through real-world experience.

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Dara Oke

Software engineer, program manager, and full time creative.

Oct 03 2016

51mins

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

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GitHub cited Java as one of the most popular coding languages in 2018, and there is a reason why this language has stood the test of time. We chat with Peggy Fisher, content manager at Linkedin Learning Solutions, and author of the book Get Programming with Java, about why Java is still so popular, what it’s good for, and how to get started.

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Peggy Fisher is a content strategist and author of the book "Get Programming With Java." She love to teach and thrives on finding new ways of teaching.

Aug 12 2019

42mins

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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 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

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

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

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Ruben Harris

Ruben is the CEO of Career Karma and Co-Host of the Breaking Into Startups Podcast. His mission is to help blue collar workers get white collar jobs in less than 12 months, starting with people that want to become software engineers through coding bootcamps. He shares the stories on the Breaking Into Startups Podcast and before this he worked in Admissions at AltSchool, building out two-sided marketplaces for vocational training (nurses) at Honor, and workforce development with government during his time at Hustle. Prior to his work in tech, he was an investment banker for 3 years and he has been playing the cello for more than 25 years.

Oct 07 2019

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

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

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Katie Delfin is a senior software engineer at GitHub, and one of the four engineers who worked on the company's new funding tool, GitHub Sponsors.

Sep 30 2019

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

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Ageism in tech has been an open secret in Silicon Valley for years. We spoke with Ariana Tobin, engagement editor at ProPublica, and co-author of the investigative piece "Cutting 'Old Heads' at IBM," about what ageism in tech really looks like, and allegations of ageism against the tech giant.

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Ariana Tobin

Ariana is engagement editor and reporter at ProPublica, working on community-sourced investigations. She has focused on technology and problematic labor practices, from Facebook-fueled discriminatory ads to large-scale layoffs of older workers at IBM.

Sep 23 2019

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

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The Pragmatic Programmer was published in 1999 by software engineers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, and is considered to be one of the quintessential books on programming. For its 20th anniversary edition, we chat with Andy and Dave about the book’s impact, what’s changed in the new edition, and what remains the same, along with things they’ve learned over the past 20 years.

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Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas likes to code.

Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He has authored award-winning and best-selling books, including the seminal The Pragmatic Programmer (now in a new and heavily revised 20th Anniversary Edition) and many others, including the popular Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, the Jolt-worthy Practices of An Agile Developer, and Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins for the kids.

Aug 26 2019

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

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

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Nashlie Sephus

Dr. Nashlie Sephus is currently an Applied Science Manager at Amazon AI in Atlanta where she was formerly the CTO of startup Partpic (acquired by Amazon in 2016). She focusses on computer vision, machine learning, fairness and biases in AI, and is founder of Mississippi-based non-profit The Bean Path (https://thebeanpath.org), having received her B.S. in computer engineering at Mississippi State University (2007) and Master's/Ph.D. at Georgia Tech (2014).

Aug 19 2019

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

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GitHub cited Java as one of the most popular coding languages in 2018, and there is a reason why this language has stood the test of time. We chat with Peggy Fisher, content manager at Linkedin Learning Solutions, and author of the book Get Programming with Java, about why Java is still so popular, what it’s good for, and how to get started.

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Peggy Fisher

Peggy Fisher is a content strategist and author of the book "Get Programming With Java." She love to teach and thrives on finding new ways of teaching.

Aug 12 2019

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

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No matter how good of an idea you have for a product, if the design isn't executed well and people don't like the interface, the product might as well not even exist. To talk about the importance of good user interfaces and design, we brought in Mina Markham, senior engineer at Slack and creator of the Pantsuit User Interface for Hilary Clinton's 2016 campaign

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Mina Markham

Mina is actively involved in the tech community, teaching for Black Girls Code and founding the Dallas chapter of Girl Develop It and DFW Sass. In addition, she has presented at various conferences, including Front-End Design Conference, Midwest.io and Distill. Lastly, she's co-organizer of Front Porch, a conference on front-end web technologies for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and managers.

Aug 05 2019

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

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

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Jeffrey Liebert

Jeffery Liebert works with people in the technology industry struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and motivation in the workplace. He helps clients increase productivity, while decreasing anxiety and feelings of burnout.

www.jeffreyliebert.com

Jul 29 2019

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

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

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Ali is a software engineer and teacher who loves writing and teaching Python and JavaScript.

Jul 22 2019

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

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In this episode, we chat with Sandeep Junnarkar, Director of Interactive Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He tells us about his journey into code launching the New York Times on the web, what data journalism is and how to do it, and why it’s important to tell stories through code.

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Sandeep Junnarkar

Sandeep Junnarkar is an associate professor and the director of Interactive Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York. The program’s goal is to train students to use coding to gather and analyze data that can be visualized in unique ways, allowing audiences to explore that content. He previously worked for The New York Times on a team that first brought the publication onto the Internet and Web.

Jul 15 2019

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

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

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Nick Feuer got his start in coding by participating in over 60 hackathons in the US and abroad. He and a team of developers won IBM's 2018 Call for Code virtual hackathon with their idea of a deployable mesh network for brining connectivity to survivors of natural disasters so that they can get the help they need from first responders.

Jul 08 2019

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

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

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Jeffrey Liebert

Jeffrey Liebert works with people in the technology industry struggling with issues related to anxiety, depression, and motivation in the workplace. He works on increasing their productivity, while decreasing anxiety and feelings of burnout.

http://jeffreyliebert.com/

Ali Spittel

Ali Spittel is a software engineer and teacher who loves writing and teaching Python and JavaScript.

Dave Thomas

Dave Thomas likes to code.

Mina Markham

Mina is actively involved in the tech community, teaching for Black Girls Code and founding the Dallas chapter of Girl Develop It and DFW Sass. In addition, she has presented at various conferences, including Front-End Design Conference, Midwest.io and Distill. Lastly, she's co-organizer of Front Porch, a conference on front-end web technologies for developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and managers.

Andy Hunt

Andy Hunt is a programmer turned consultant, author and publisher. He has authored award-winning and best-selling books, including the seminal The Pragmatic Programmer (now in a new and heavily revised 20th Anniversary Edition) and many others, including the popular Pragmatic Thinking and Learning: Refactor Your Wetware, the Jolt-worthy Practices of An Agile Developer, and Learn to Program with Minecraft Plugins for the kids.

Jul 03 2019

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

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CS50 is the largest class at Harvard, with 800 students, but you can also find these engaging lectures online. We chat with the professor of this popular and unconventional class, David Malan, Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science.

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David Malan

David J. Malan is Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Member of the Faculty of Education in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.

May 27 2019

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

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Deciding to start over again and begin a new career path can be overwhelming and stressful. We chat with Kanika Tolver, founder of Career Rehab and senior project manager for the US Department of the Treasury, about some of the most important things to consider and some of the best resources to use to help you along with your career shift.

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Kanika Tolver

Kanika Tolver is a highly decorated information technology Federal Government professional, rebel entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach.

May 20 2019

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

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We chat with Nicole Sanchez, founder and managing partner at Vaya Consulting, a D&I consulting firm, about living by your company's values and making diversity and inclusion a founding priority.

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Nicole Sanchez

For more than 20 years, Nicole has served as a leading expert on workplace culture with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. Previously, Nicole served as VP of Social Impact at GitHub and Managing Partner for the Kapor Center for Social Impact. Nicole earned a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business where she is a lecturer on workplace diversity. Nicole serves on the Board of CODE2040, and has received numerous awards for her work.

May 13 2019

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