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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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New York, NY

Description:

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

Twitter:

@codenewbies

Language:

English


Episodes

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

3/1/2021
In this episode, we talk about about Node.js with Danielle Adams, Node core team member, and lead software engineer at Heroku. Danielle talks about what Node is, when you might want to use it, and what her role is like on the Node core team, as well what the best way to learn Node is, and whether you need to focus on and get really comfortable in JavaScript first, or if you can jump right into it. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs...

Duration:00:34:33

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

2/19/2021
In this episode, we talk about how to build an app from idea to maintenance with Kyle Lee, senior developer advocate at Amazon Web Services. Kyle talks about having some trouble with JavaScript and then diving into mobile development instead, his advice for learning the basics of mobile app development, and where he draws inspiration from. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Amazon Web...

Duration:00:32:05

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

2/15/2021
In this episode, we talk about how to code without typing, with Serenade co-founders, Matt Wiethoff and Tommy MacWilliam. They talk about how Matt’s repetitive wrist injury started to derail his coding career, how they needed to invent the accessibility tool, which one of them literally needed to help build the tool itself, and what stack they used to build it. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic...

Duration:00:34:16

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

2/8/2021
In this episode, we talk about what are the core skills you need to go from developer to entrepreneur with Ben Halpern, co-founder of Forem, which acquired CodeNewbie in 2020. Ben talks about getting into development with entrepreneurship on the brain, building DEV and now his new venture, Forem, and what skills he looks for when hiring developers. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) DEV...

Duration:00:49:40

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

12/28/2020
In this episode, we talk about how to build tech for social justice, with Alex Qin, co-founder and CEO of Emergent Works. Alex talks about the challenges she had to face being a woman in tech, how shaving her head caused people to treat her with more respect and launched her on a path toward social justice, and her company’s first in-house app, Not 911. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

Duration:00:43:04

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

12/21/2020
In this episode, we talk about .NET with Maria Naggaga, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft for .NET interactive and ASP.NET. Maria talks about how coding was actually a great path because of her dyslexia, what .NET is, what it’s good for and what the learning curve is to use it effectively. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Code...

Duration:00:44:02

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

12/14/2020
In this episode, we talk about how to stay motivated and get your first job, with Danny Thompson, software engineer at Frontdoor and the chapter founder and organizer of GDG Memphis, a meetup for providing resources and supporting developers along their careers. Danny talks about going from gas station fry cook to developer, how to maintain drive and motivation on your coding journey, and his four steps to landing your first job. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews...

Duration:00:48:26

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

12/6/2020
In this episode, we talk Typescript with Dan Vanderkam, principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, and author of Effective TypeScript. Dan talks about the difference between working on a personal project versus a project at scale, what typescript is, and how it can help you once you move to those larger projects. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effective...

Duration:00:45:47

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

11/30/2020
In this episode, we talk about learning to code when you’re older, with Allison Sheridan, creator of the NosillaCast Mac Podcast, and former IT Fellow at Raytheon. Allison talks about why she picked up coding in her retirement, her challenges and successes on her coding journey, as well as her tips for learning. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Programming...

Duration:00:44:06

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

11/23/2020
In this episode, we talk about how to use code to build cross-cultural understanding, with Laura Gutierrez Funderburk, data science intern at Cybera’s Callysto Project. Laura talks about how diving into projects and finding mentors helped push her through her coding journey, using Jupyter Notebooks to create curriculums for teachers with the goal of cross-cultural understanding, and why building tech with that mission in mind is important. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss...

Duration:00:38:08

S14:E3 - Introducing DevNews (Joseph Cox)

11/19/2020
In this episode of DevNews, hosts Saron Yitbarek and Josh Puetz, cover how Apple server problems caused slowdowns and crashes for app launching in all versions of MacOS, the rise of school districts being the targets of ransomware attacks, and GitHub reinstating youtube-dl, a program to download videos from YouTube and other video sites, after a Digital Millennium Copyright Act takedown. And then they chat with Senior Staff Writer at Motherboard, Joseph Cox, whose piece titled, “How the U.S....

Duration:00:33:08

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

11/16/2020
In this episode, we chat we talk about spatial computing with April Speight, cloud advocate for spatial computing at Microsoft. April talks about moving from fashion to development, what spatial computing is, and her personal curriculum to learn what she needed to in order to make the switch from project management to the world of extended reality. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

Duration:00:46:44

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

11/9/2020
In this episode, we talk about about going from convict to coder with software engineer, Rick Wolter. Rick talks about being sent to prison for murder as a teen, deciding to learn to code while being locked up, and what it takes to land that first job with a felony on your record. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Rick Woltx The Last Mile Python Bucky Roberts Tutorials Khan Academy Adobe...

Duration:00:39:57

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

9/21/2020
In this episode, we talk about how to learn data science and machine learning, with Jay Feng, co-founder and head of data science at Interview Query. Jay talks about how data science got him back into development after some bad coding experiences, how the different tools for machine learning and data science work together, and if machine learning is really as difficult as it sounds. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack...

Duration:00:43:55

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

9/14/2020
In this episode, we talk about React with Sophie Alpert, engineering manager at Humu, former manager of the React core team at Facebook. Sophie talks about the decision to drop out of college to work full-time at Kahn Academy, what her favorite things about React are, and going from the top open source contributor to React to then building it on the core team. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic...

Duration:00:45:28

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

9/7/2020
In this episode, we talk about accessibility in tech and how tech can be used to empower people from a variety of backgrounds, with Sareh Heidari, Software engineer at BBC News. Sareh talks about transitioning from physics to development, how networking and meetups helped her land her first job, and how the BBC integrates accessibility in their workflow. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

Duration:00:35:47

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

8/31/2020
In this episode, we talk Ruby with Jay McGavren, author of Head First Ruby and Head First Go, and web developer at Kajabi. Jay talks about the pros and cons of using Ruby, what coding in Ruby looks like, and if it’s a good language for beginners to first learn. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Ruby Head First Ruby Head First Go Kajabi Commodore BASIC Scratch Visual Basic Perl...

Duration:00:35:16

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

8/24/2020
In this episode, we talk about learning and loving CSS, with Hui Jing Chen, UX Developer at Shopify. Hui Jing talks about how playing professional basketball led to becoming a developer, how she became a CSS expert, and why you should always read the specs. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Shopify CSS Drupal Git Sass Susy Floats Responsive Web Design Flexbox CSS Grid HTML JavaScript...

Duration:00:44:05

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

8/17/2020
In this episode, we talk auth, with Sam Julien, developer advocate engineer at Auth0. Sam talks about how he got out a rut and into development with a little help from his friends, what auth is, and what are the things you really need to know about it Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor) Auth Auth0 Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) Codecademy Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Treehouse JavaScript...

Duration:00:42:36

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

8/10/2020
In this episode, we talk about getting into open source, with Janessa Tran, junior software engineer at Ten Forward Consulting. Janessa talks about being one of a triplet of coders, how contributing to open source early on helped her to level up her dev skills, and what you should look for as a beginner when choosing what open source projects to work on. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Ambassador Labs (sponsor) Rudderstack (sponsor) New Relic (sponsor)...

Duration:00:35:18