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.
Katrina Owen shares what it really takes to get a coding mentor, Quincy Larson gives us his best practices for writing technical blog posts, and Nell Shamrell-Harrington explores what it really takes for an open source project to be successful.
Courteney Ervin shares the ups and downs of building a product for one of the largest library systems in the world. Celia La walks us through the technical challenges (and solutions) of bringing Khan Academy's quality content to people all over the world.
Sterling shares her experience of making her company's app accessible to two blind students. Maurice kicks off our education talks the story of Abacus, his side project that became the learning system used by thousands of students in Belize.
Valerie explores the importance of security in creating powerful and engaged communities. Rapi shares his story of creating a toy coding project in D3.js that sparked a movement and helped thousands of people become more politically engaged.
Michelle’s talk is a technical showcase of how her research project uses open source tools to better diagnose depression. Greg shares his personal struggles with ADHD and bipolar disorder, and how important it is for us to openly talk about mental health.
Minerva Tantoco, NYC's first-ever CTO, shares how she started her long, impressive tech career, what programming looked like back her coding days, and how she hopes tech will transform cities for the better.
Chris shares how he co-created “Breakup Squad,” a game where you keep two exes from getting back together. Kate shows how open data can help improve your city. Eric shares how he used mapping tools to help turn vacant lots into beautiful spaces.
You'll hear two amazing talks on art and code. Stephanie shares her inspiring story of building her first hardware project. Dan shows us how creative coding can be with his art and code showcase featuring installations of all shapes, sizes, and platforms.
Briana helps us explore the steps it takes to answer a complex data question. We talk about the importance and difficulty of cleaning data, the role of ethics in data collection and analysis, and how a codenewbie can dig into this fascinating topic.
Kim’s spoken at eight meetups, ten conferences, had talks accepted at three more, and has four upcoming talks already lined up. She shares how she got started and how she uses her education background to create unique tech talks.
We explore the field of embedded systems with Chris Svec, get a solid intro to working with microprocessors, and discuss the many ways a codenewbie can start learning more about the fascinating world of embedded systems.
Jo Overline’s created 30 apps, totally 30 million downloads over ten years. He shares his thoughts on what makes a successful app, how apps have evolved over the years, and whether or not there’s still room for the independent app maker.
Paola's learn-to-code journey involved two bootcamps, an internship, and a job search that lasted a year before landing her full-time iOS role. She shares the ups and downs of becoming a developer, and the many stressess of looking for a job.
Rapi shares how he created the Progressive Coders Network, how he thinks about open source contributors as members instead of sources of free labor, and why open source is a powerful tool for activism.
Ray was a mechanic, a full-time job he held while he learned to code part-time at the Coalition for Queens. In this specially produced segment, Ray shares his coding journey, how he came close to quitting altogether, and how his brother got him through.
Shubheksha shares her experience contributing to open source, why it took her two years to contribute in a meaningful way, and how working on open source has boosted her confidence and sharpened her skills.