DevDiscuss hosts Ben Halpern and Jess Lee speak with Penelope Phippen, director at Ruby Central, about the ways in which tech is failing trans folk and other's who change their name, why this matters, and the ways in which tech can improve as an industry.
Colt Steele, developer and bootcamp instructor at Udemy, talks about creating his online coding course curriculums, and some of the common mistakes students make while first learning to code, particularly through video courses.
Lara Hogan, co-founder of Wherewithall and author of the new bestselling book, Resilient Management, gives us some real talk about being a manager and the skills you need in any supporting role in order to succeed.
We take a look at what being two years into your development career can look like, and the benefits of building a personal brand with Amy Chen, systems software engineer at VMware, and creator of the Amy Codes YouTube channel.
Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma, shares his story about how he broke into the startup world, how people can do the same, and creating his app, which aims to help people build a coding community and better prepare themselves for bootcamps.
We speak to Katie Delfin, one of the four software engineers who worked on GitHub's new "GitHub Sponsors" tool, which allows open source contributors and maintainers to get paid for the work they are doing in open source.
Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas, the authors of the best-selling book, The Pragmatic Programmer, talk about the release of the book's 20th anniversary edition, what went into writing it, and what kind of impact they hope it might have.
We talk to Nashlie Sephus, CTO of Partpic, and Applied Science Manager at Amazon Web Services, about how she developed Partpic, as well as some of the dangers of machine learning and what we can do to mitigate some of these issues.
After its conception in 1995, Java is still powerful and one of the most popular languages to use. Peggy Fisher, content manager at Linkedin Learning Solutions, and author of the book Get Programming with Java, tells us why.
We chat with Mina Markham, senior engineer at Slack and creator of the Pantsuit User Interface for Hilary Clinton's 2016 campaign, about how she goes about making user interfaces and design, as well as some of her favorite resources and tools.
Nick Feuer, one of the creators of Project OWL, talks about how he and his team developed their deployable mesh network for bringing connectivity to survivors of natural disasters so that they can get the help they need from first responders.
In high school, Tim wanted to be a police officer. But after becoming a police recruit and making very little money, he decided to pursue other options. He talks about how that decision eventually led him to Microsoft, and how he navigated his career.
We talk to Jessie Frazelle and Bryan Liles about their experiences and perspectives working on open source. We also feature our third episode of Tales from the Command Line, which is all about going from a really small startup to coding at a huge company.
What does it mean to level up as a coder, and how do you start that process? We dig into technical topics you should explore, and feature our second installment of Tales from the Command Line, which is all about building confidence.
Bekah is a mother of four who’s learning to code and used coding as a form of therapy to get through a very tough time in her life. We also introduce the first episode of a brand new segment, Tales from the Command Line.
Kyla Guru runs a cybersecurity company, has worked with IBM and Facebook, and she's also sixteen. She shares how she became so passionate about cybersecurity and how we can protect ourselves and our users by building security into everything we do.
One rainy night after a long day at work, Sudie took a moment to reflect on her life, her hopes and dreams. That reflection led to her moving to Utah and eventually becoming a developer for the Air Force. She shares how she did it.
Hayley was a librarian studying to be a web developer when she met the company that would hire her for her first technical role. But instead of web development, she was working in a world she knew nothing about: storage software.
How do you become an Indie Hacker? And how good of a coder do you need to be to become an Indie Hacker full time? Courtland shares lessons he's gathered over the years on what it takes to live off of a product you build yourself.
Rachel spends her free time building robots, creating hardware art, and making silicone molds of her friends' faces. She shares how she was first introduced to the hardware world and breaks down what a simple hardware project looks like.
Jarvis talks about transitioning from engineer to engineering manager, how he thinks about his career, and why, although being a developer can be wonderful, it may not be everything you think it'll be.
Katel LeDû, CEO of A Book Apart, shares how to get the most out of a coding book, the benefits of reading technical books, and how she went from a career in photography to running a technical publishing house.
Angela Andrews hosted her first coding workshop at her dining room table. Since then, she's hosted a number of coding workshops. She shares how she puts on these workshops and how being a newbie herself has helped her be a better teacher.
Amir Rajan is CEO of RubyMotion, a tool that helps you turn your ruby code base into an iOS app. He shares his own app building experience, and what developers should know when turning their project into a mobile app.
Preethi Kasireddy, a blockchain engineer, walks us through how cryptocurrencies work, what developers should care about, and how she transitioned from a career in finance to being a blockchain engineer.
Richard Schneeman created Code Triage, where you can sign up for repos and get an open issue sent to your inbox. He talks about different ways first-timers can get started, and how small contributions can be incredibly impactful.
We talk to Carmen Aguilar y Wedge, a creator of NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, a VR experience that’s appeared at Sundance, Tribeca, and many other film festivals. She shares how she and her team at Hyphen Labs created this artistic, technical exhibit.
Lara Hogan, who literally wrote the book on public speaking, and Kelsey Hightower, speaker and chair of many tech conferences, join us to share their personal speaking stories (and nightmares!) and the common mistakes they see first-time speakers make.
Lara Hogan, VP of Engineering at Kickstarter and author of the book, Designing for Performance, breaks down common web performance issues, tools you can use to diagnose the problem, and how to use AB testing to measure your results.
Vaidehi Joshi tells us about her year-long, technical writing project, basecs, how it's changed her as a developer, and how she handles the trolls and negativity from people who don't appreciate her work.
Stephanie Slattery, a front-end engineer specializing in accessibility, explains the 5 categories of disabilities, shows us how to implement suggestions from the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, and shares why she’s so passionate about accessibility.