CodeNewbie

by CodeNewbie

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

  

Latest Episodes

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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) Emergent Works Not 911 How to go from convict to coder Python Betaworks GIPHY Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations about Race Gamergate Women Who Code Shaving my Head Made me a Better Programmer The New Jim Crow The Fortune Society React Doodle Jump


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Posted on 28 December 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) .NET .NET Interactive ASP.NET HTML IDE Visual Studio Code Visual Studio OpenDyslexic Google Material Theme Git Flatiron School BlackBerry PowerShell Microsoft Teams Jupyter Notebook University of Waterloo The University of British Columbia AWS Azure Java C# F# Visual Basic React Ruby on Rails Docker Django Python JavaScript CRUD GraphQL


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Posted on 21 December 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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 (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) Frontdoor GDG Memphis freeCodeCamp HTML CSS JavaScript SQL Vanilla JS Java C# Python LinkedIn #100DaysOfCode Angular


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Posted on 14 December 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) TypeScript Sidewalk Labs Effective TypeScript The Secret Guide To Computers BASIC Mount Sinai Alphabet Inc AlphaGo JavaScript Type Systems C# Turbo Pascal Effective C++: 55 Specific Ways to Improve Your Programs and Designs, Third Edition TypeScript Handbook Basarat's TypeScript Deep Dive Basarat's T Programming TypeScript TypeScript Quickly


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Posted on 6 December 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) NosillaCast Raytheon Fortran Programming by Stealth Base.cs Podcast Automator HTML CSS JavaScript Git PHP Codecademy Stack Exchange Stack Overflow Programming is My Happy Place Visual Studio Code GitHub Taming the Terminal DEV Notability BASIC


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Posted on 30 November 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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 (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) Cybera Callysto Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU Co-operative Education BC Cancer Research Centre Anopheles Mosquito Python Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS) Jupyter Notebook Tla'amin Nation Callysto-Salish-Baskets Callysto-Fish-Traps Vancouver Datajam Pyladies R-Ladies GitHub


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Posted on 23 November 2020 | 5:00 am


S14:E3 - Introducing DevNews (Joseph Cox)

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. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps,” shines a spotlight on the location data industry, and who is being targeted. Show Links TwilioQuest (sponsor) DevDiscuss (sponsor) DevNews (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) How the U.S. Military Buys Location Data from Ordinary Apps Standing up for developers: youtube-dl is back Schools Struggling to Stay Open Get Hit by Ransomware Attacks Apple Addresses Privacy Concerns Surrounding App Authentication in macOS


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Posted on 19 November 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) Spatial computing Extended reality Project management Consumer Technology Association (CTA) Google Career Certificates Augmented reality (AR) Virtual reality (VR) Mixed Reality HoloLens Magic Leap Program Management Vive Oculus Go Oculus Quest Google Cardboard Udacity Unity Python C# Codecademy Channel 9 Scott Hanselman: Announcing free C#, .NET, and ASP.NET for beginners video courses and tutorials Mixed Reality Toolkit Chatbots Artificial intelligence (AI) Data Science Microsoft Azure Facial Recognition MIT Reality Hack Mixed Reality Academy


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Posted on 16 November 2020 | 5:00 am


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

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) Linode (sponsor) DataStax (sponsor) Pluralsight (sponsor) Rick Woltx The Last Mile Python Bucky Roberts Tutorials Khan Academy Adobe Dreamweaver Free Code Camp Big Nerd Ranch FIU (Florida International University) Swift C# .NET Java Object-oriented programming Rails


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Posted on 9 November 2020 | 5:00 am