CodeNewbie

by CodeNewbie

Stories and interviews from people on their coding journey.

  

Latest Episodes

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


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


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Posted on 20 May 2019 | 4:00 am


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

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 Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Vaya Consulting GitHub


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Posted on 13 May 2019 | 4:00 am


S8:E5 - UX in healthcare (Danielle Smith)

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 Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019 SQL R (programming language)


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Posted on 6 May 2019 | 4:00 am


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

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


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Posted on 29 April 2019 | 4:00 am


S8:E3 - Coding without code (Joanna Smith)

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 Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019


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Posted on 22 April 2019 | 4:00 am


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

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 Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019 People of Color in Tech


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Posted on 15 April 2019 | 4:00 am


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

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 Links Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019


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Posted on 8 April 2019 | 4:00 am


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

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 Flatiron School (sponsor) Red Hat (sponsor) Linode (sponsor) Actualize (sponsor) Codeland 2019 Product Hunt Dreamweaver


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Posted on 4 March 2019 | 5:00 am