by CodeNewbie

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.


Latest Episodes

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Java Get Programming with Java Linkedin Learning Solutions Object-oriented programming Functional programming Sequential Programming Graphical user interface COBOL Pennsylvania College of Technology Khan Academy Udemy Coursera Oracle Eclipse NetBeans Continuous Integration (CI) C++ C Sharp (programming language)

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Posted on 12 August 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CodeNewbie Survey Slack Pantsuit: The Hillary Clinton UI pattern library CSS Animations GreenSock: GSAP Bootstrap React Component Inverted Triangle CSS Markup Memphis (typeface) Skeuomorphism Flash Sketch Figma Pinterest CSS-Tricks Smashing Magazine Rachel Andrew Jen Simmons Code School Pluralsight Udacity Grunt Task Runner Gulp webpack

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Posted on 5 August 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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. Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Jeffery Liebert Stream of Consciousness Writing 5-4-3-2-1 Coping Technique for Anxiety 3-2-5 Breathing Headspace Calm Progressive Muscle Relaxation

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Posted on 29 July 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) DEV General Assembly Codeacademy A Complete Beginner's Guide to React codewars New York Times SET Moving Past Tutorials: a course on problem solving for programmers Preact Rails HTML CSS JavaScript Flexbox Froggy CSS Grid Garden CSS Diner Gatsby JS Django Python Django Girls Tutorial

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Posted on 22 July 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Excel Python pandas JavaScript D3 JSON Hate Index Beautiful Soup gender-guesser NLTK fuzzywuzzy Lodash jQuery

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Posted on 15 July 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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 Show Links Call For Code (sponsor) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Project OWL Call for Code Hackathon Twilio Firebase Cloud Functions Serverless LoRa Raspberry Pi Rails IBM IOT Hub Watson AI Red Cross FEMA Natural language processing

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Posted on 8 July 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor)

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Posted on 3 July 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) CS50 Big O Notation Scratch C Snap Blockly Java Python C++ JavaScript Ruby PHP HTML CSS SQL AJAX HTTP CS50 for MBAs Lisp CO.LAB

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Posted on 27 May 2019 | 4:00 am

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

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) Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) MongoDB (sponsor) Career Rehab Blacks in Technology LinkedIn glassdoor PayScale

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Posted on 20 May 2019 | 4:00 am