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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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Representation is everything!

By B.N.Murphy - Aug 02 2019
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Saron is an absolutely amazing host! The guests are incredible, diverse, and inclusive of all. The huge focus on POC, LGBTQ, and women, makes this podcast a light in a very narrow industry. I had tried finding coding/programming podcasts a while back, but could only find male hosts interviewing male developers and it was just so homogeneous. I really couldn’t connect with any of them. Further, the broad range of backgrounds really pulls on so many of us to see that this direction is possible for anyone. I personally really enjoy hearing from single parents who started later in life. Thank you for all you do!

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By joeyizcool1234 - Mar 12 2018
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Great for anyone starting out in the world of programming

iTunes Ratings

392 Ratings
Average Ratings
276
96
8
3
9

Representation is everything!

By B.N.Murphy - Aug 02 2019
Read more
Saron is an absolutely amazing host! The guests are incredible, diverse, and inclusive of all. The huge focus on POC, LGBTQ, and women, makes this podcast a light in a very narrow industry. I had tried finding coding/programming podcasts a while back, but could only find male hosts interviewing male developers and it was just so homogeneous. I really couldn’t connect with any of them. Further, the broad range of backgrounds really pulls on so many of us to see that this direction is possible for anyone. I personally really enjoy hearing from single parents who started later in life. Thank you for all you do!

Awesome

By joeyizcool1234 - Mar 12 2018
Read more
Great for anyone starting out in the world of programming
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CodeNewbie

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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

Rank #1: Ep. 1 - Bootcamps, Water Coolers, and Hiring Devs (Carlos Lazo)

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Carlos Lazo, software developer at Time Inc. and graduate of the programming bootcamp, the Flatiron School, shares his unique programming experiences in the first episode of the CodeNewbie podcast.

We talk about working in hardware and software, the difference between studying computer science and actually being an engineer, what he's learned from leading recruitment and interviewing over 100 engineers, and why after all that, he decided to attend a three-month bootcamp to become a web developer.

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Carlos Lazo

Carlos Lazo worked for the Department of Defense for 5 years as an engineer, course corrected at the Flatiron School in Summer 2013, and is now a Rails Developer at Time Inc in NYC. He's passionate about consistent learning, good software practices, and always having fun doing what you're doing.

Sep 16 2014
48 mins
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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
51 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 137 - Intro to Data Science (Briana Vecchione)

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If you've heard of open data, big data, and data science and never quite knew what it was all about, this episode is for you. Briana helps us explore the different steps it takes to answer a complex data question with code, giving us a tour of the data science world along the way. We talk about the importance and difficulty of cleaning data, the role of ethics in data collection and analysis, and how a codenewbie can dig into this fascinating topic.

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Briana Vecchione

Briana Vecchione is a data scientist specializing in civic tech and a strong advocate for fairness, transparency, and inclusion in technology. Previously, Briana’s worked on various projects through Microsoft Research, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, ABB, Square, & Wogrammer NY. She’s an award-winning scholar with organizations like the National Science Foundation, the Association of Computing Machinery, and the Anita Borg Institute.

Apr 24 2017
45 mins
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Rank #4: 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
48 mins
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Rank #5: 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
1 hour 4 mins
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Rank #6: 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
1 hour 22 mins
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Rank #7: Ep. 2 - Coding Like A Boss (Brian Douglas)

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Brian Douglas, rails developer at Izea and graduate of the Bloc program, shares his story of learning to code and finding a job in 7 months, while also getting his MBA, working full time, running the online study group, Ruby Newbies, and having a young son at home. We talk about the different tools he used to learn how to code, how he landed his first programming job, and there may or may not be some unexpected singing.

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Brian Douglas, software developer at IZEA, husband, and father of an amazing 1 year old.

Sep 22 2014
52 mins
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Rank #8: S1:E3 - How to teach yourself computer science (Vaidehi Joshi)

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Vaidehi decided to take on a year-long challenge. She'd pick a computer science topic every week, do tons of research and write a technical blog post explaining it in simple terms and beautiful illustrations. And then she actually did it. She tells us about her project, basecs, how it's changed her as a developer, and how she handles the trolls and negativity from people who don't appreciate her work.

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Vaidehi Joshi

Vaidehi is a writer and an engineer at Tilde, where she works on Skylight. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. In her spare time, she runs basecs, a weekly writing series that explores the fundamentals of computer science.

Aug 29 2017
40 mins
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Rank #9: 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
2 hours 4 mins
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Rank #10: 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
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 30 - The Not-Bootcamp (Jeff Casimir)

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At a time when people are lining up to get accepted by a programming bootcamp, Jeff Casimir decided to start one that is non-profit. But he doesn't like the term bootcamp -- he prefers "program." We talk about why he decided to make the Turing School non-profit, the complications of quantifying students' skills, and how Turing School approaches its programming curriculum.

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Apr 06 2015
1 hour 18 mins
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Rank #12: 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
58 mins
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Rank #13: 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
27 mins
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Rank #14: 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
43 mins
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Rank #15: 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
52 mins
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Rank #16: Ep. 40 - From Cars To Code (Angel Jose)

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Angel Jose went from selling cars to a working as a developer in under eight months. He talks to us about making that transition, how he found his job, and how he deals with self doubt as a new programmer.

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Angel Jose

Angel learned to code at the FirehoseProject and made a jump from a prior life as a contractor and car dealer into on as a software developer. He currently works at Sensay.it in Venice Beach, CA and is a proud member of the CodeNewbie community. You can find him hosting Ruby-Mondays or at @ajose01 in twitter.

Jun 15 2015
1 hour 2 mins
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Rank #17: 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
41 mins
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Rank #18: Ep. 68 - Too Late To Be Awesome (Chanelle Henry)

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Chanelle Henry wanted to be awesome. She saw people selling companies and building inspiring products and wondered if it was too late for her to be that awesome. That question inspired a Medium blog post that ended up getting a lot of attention, and getting her invites to speak on that very topic. She tells us how that post helped her reach her awesome, and the changes she made in her life to get there.

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Chanelle Henry

Chanelle is a UX Architect by trade, but I also am a writer, a problem solver, designer, woodworker, jerky maker, and I love coming alive. I'm an alchemist and I seek to change the world one moment of clarity at a time.

Dec 28 2015
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #19: 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
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #20: 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
54 mins
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