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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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Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

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

8/19/2019
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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...

Duration:00:44:19

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

8/12/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Java Get Programming with...

Duration:00:42:13

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

8/5/2019
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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 Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Slack...

Duration:00:48:51

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

7/29/2019
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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...

Duration:00:41:29

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

7/22/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover...

Duration:00:45:33

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

7/15/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Excel Python pandas JavaScript D3...

Duration:00:39:13

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

7/8/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code...

Duration:00:37:12

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

7/3/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor)

Duration:00:01:23

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

5/27/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CS50 Big O Notation Scratch C Snap Code.org Blockly Java Python C++ JavaScript Ruby PHP HTML CSS SQL AJAX HTTP CS50 for MBAs Lisp CO.LAB

Duration:00:43:12

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

5/20/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Career Rehab Blacks in Technology LinkedIn...

Duration:00:45:41

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

5/13/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Vaya Consulting GitHub

Duration:00:50:13

S8:E5 - UX in healthcare (Danielle Smith)

5/6/2019
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Danielle Smith, director of user experience research and accessibility at Express Scripts, gives us a look inside the world of UX in healthcare. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 SQL R (programming language)

Duration:00:46:44

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

4/29/2019
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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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Code School (Pluralsight) Kahn Academy Treehouse Scholarship USC Digital Entrepreneurship Program Microsoft Frontpage Denver’s Gifted & Talented Program Netscape Composer YouTube TV

Duration:00:54:34

S8:E3 - Coding without code (Joanna Smith)

4/22/2019
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How do you code without actually coding? What tools can you use to build apps and automate workflows without using any code? Joanna shares the power for these non-coding tools and how you can build amazing solutions with tools like GSuite. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019

Duration:00:46:44

S8:E2 - How to build a community (Michael Berhane)

4/15/2019
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What does it take to build a community? And once you've built one, how do you sustain it? Michael shares his story of how he built the People of Color in Tech community and how he balances community and entrepreneurship. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 People of Color in Tech

Duration:00:57:03

S8:E1 - From police recruit to developer (Tim Heuer)

4/8/2019
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Tim Heuer really wanted to be a police officer, so he started down that track and became a police recruit. But after facing the reality that police recruits don't get paid much and wanting to settle down with a lady he was seeing, he decided to look for other ways to make money. He got a temp job doing basic data entry, and that kicked off his long winding path to the world of coding. He tells us how he eventually became a principal at Microsoft, and what helped him navigate his career. Show...

Duration:00:55:10

S7:E8 - How do you build a great product? (Ryan Hoover)

3/4/2019
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Ryan took his love of products and created Product Hunt, a place to share and discover new products, which sold to Angel List for a rumored $20M. Ryan shares what makes a great product, what he looks for in products as an investor, and how you can get started in product management. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Product Hunt Dreamweaver

Duration:00:51:56

S7:E7 - When things go wrong at work (Jaime-Alexis Fowler)

2/25/2019
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You've got a new job at a new company in a new industry. It's been a few weeks, and things feel a bit off. Maybe you were excluded from a meeting, or your boss isn't being supportive, or maybe you're worried about keeping that new job. What do you do? Who do you call for help? Jaime-Alexis started a non-profit to solve this problem. She created a hotline where you can reach professionals to help you strategize how to tackle workplace challenges. She digs into some of common issues that folks...

Duration:00:50:47

S7:E6 - What are progressive web apps? (Frances Coronel)

2/18/2019
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What are progressive web apps? And why are they so important? Frances breaks down what they are, how they work, and how they make technology more accessible. We also have our sixth episode of "Tales from the Command Line" where Scotts gives us a tour of the infrastructure needed to make mobile happen. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Hover (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Google - Progressive Web Apps Mozilla - Progressive Web Apps Microsoft -...

Duration:00:56:58

S7:E5 - What does it mean to be offline-first? (Carmen Bourlon)

2/11/2019
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Not everyone has fast internet, or access to internet at all. It might be because it's too expensive, or simply that the infrastructure isn't there. Whatever the reason, high-speed internet isn't as universal as we might think. But what does that mean for developers? How do we build products that work even without fast internet? Carmen breaks it down and tells us all about the offline-first movement. We've also got an episode of Tales from the Command Line that's all about what offline-first...

Duration:00:53:37