August 3, 2020
No matter your level of experience, there is value in sharing your code
June 8, 2020
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.
June 1, 2020
We should all be doing more to make the tech space more fair and equitable
May 18, 2020
It's nothing personal, but you should probably have personal projects like Ze Frank, former president of Buzzfeed Motion Pictures, and creator of the massively popular website,
May 11, 2020
You don't want to live in technical debt.
May 4, 2020
Code and no-code isn't mutually exclusive
May 1, 2020
We should all be doing more to make the tech space more fair and equitable
April 27, 2020
If you try, even you can hack it...just do it legally.
April 20, 2020
We dig into whether COBOL should be added to your coding toolbox
April 13, 2020
In terms of JavaScript, being vanilla isn't necessarily a bad thing
March 16, 2020
Imposter syndrome is a real thing, but you don't have to let it control you.
March 9, 2020
It's never too early to start thinking about your site reliability.
March 2, 2020
It's no secret that government tech can be very underwhelming, but why is that? Who are the people working to make it better? And what does it take to excel in the civic space?
February 24, 2020
Learn how to think like a recruiter to get recruited.
February 17, 2020
Jonathan Jennings, software engineer at RelayCars, tells us what it takes to win at game development.
February 10, 2020
We explore the growing movement toward creating paths to apprenticeships with Ryan carson, CEO and founder of Treehouse.
February 3, 2020
We talk putting your code to the test with Angie Jones, Senior Developer Advocate at Applitools, and former Senior Software Engineer in Test at Twitter
January 27, 2020
We open the can of worms that is open source licenses with Coraline Ehmke, software developer, and creator of the Contributor Covenant, as well as the Hippocratic License
November 11, 2019
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.
November 4, 2019
John Maeda, Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient, tells us why people need to understand computers and learn how to "speak machine."
October 28, 2019
We get into the future of programming with Tim O'Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media, and author of "WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us."
October 21, 2019
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.
October 14, 2019
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.
October 7, 2019
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.
September 30, 2019
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.
September 23, 2019
We take a look at the insidious nature of one of Silicon Valley's biggest open secrets: ageism in tech.
August 26, 2019
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.
August 19, 2019
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.
August 12, 2019
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.
August 5, 2019
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.
July 29, 2019
Jeffery Liebert, a psychologist who specializes in workplace burnout in Silicon Valley, talks to us about what exactly workplace burnout is, how to identify it, and what people can do to mitigate it.
July 22, 2019
Ali Spittel, software engineer and developer advocate at DEV, talks about her popular blog, and how to develop your code and a thick skin while dealing with online abuse.
July 15, 2019
Sandeep Junnarkar, Director of Interactive Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, tells us what data journalism is, how to do it, and what the future might hold for it.
July 8, 2019
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.
July 3, 2019
New theme music and a new set of amazing guests to talk about the things you need to know on your coding journey. Welcome to season 9.
May 27, 2019
We talk computer science with Harvard professor David Malan who teaches the extremely popular class, CS50.
May 20, 2019
We talk career transformations with Kanika Tolver, founder of Career Rehab and senior project manager for the US Department of the Treasury.
May 13, 2019
Nicole Sanchez talks making diversity and inclusion a part of your company's culture, and work as the new place to find community.
May 6, 2019
Danielle Smith, director of user experience research and accessibility at Express Scripts, pulls back the hospital curtain on UX in healthcare.
April 29, 2019
Kevin Lozandier, Google user experience engineer, talks about overcoming a myriad of obstacles to get to his ultimate goal of working for Google.
April 22, 2019
Joanna shares the power of non-coding tools and how you can build amazing solutions with tools like GSuite.
April 15, 2019
Michael shares how he built the People of Color in Tech community and how he's creating a sustainable business from it.
April 8, 2019
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.
March 4, 2019
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.
February 25, 2019
When things get difficult at work, what do you? Who do you reach out to? Jaime-Alexis started a non-profit that connects you to professionals to help you handle workplace challenges.
February 18, 2019
What are progressive web apps? And why are they so important? Frances breaks down what they are, how they work, and how they make technology more accessible.
February 11, 2019
Not everyone has fast internet, or access to internet at all. Carmen tells us all about the offline-first movement and how we can build products that are more accessible.
February 4, 2019
So what exactly is a compiler? And how is it different from an interpreter? And do you even need to know any of this stuff as a developer? Thorsten Ball has all the answers.
January 28, 2019
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.
January 21, 2019
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.
January 14, 2019
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.
December 3, 2018
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.
November 26, 2018
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.
November 19, 2018
Laura Elizabeth spent years learning design, and, now, she's helping developers learn it too. She shares how you can learn design and why coders can make the best designers.
November 12, 2018
Devon is an accidental freelancer, and he absolutely loves it. He shares how he's built a freelance career and why new coders should give freelancing a try.
November 5, 2018
Jonas explains why testing is so important, how to get started, and what it was like to write Capybara, the very popular testing framework.
October 29, 2018
Jesslyn worked with NASA to build a navigation tool for space, kinda like Google Maps for astronauts. She shares how she did it and what she's learned along the way.
October 22, 2018
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.
October 15, 2018
Jeff built his very own database. He shares how he did it, and why it's so important for developers to understand the world of data.
September 24, 2018
Before Chad was a technical author, developer, speaker, and investor, he was a professional musician. He shares how he got into coding and built an incredible tech career.
September 17, 2018
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.
September 10, 2018
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.
September 3, 2018
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.
August 27, 2018
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.
August 20, 2018
It took about five years before Dan landed his dream coding job. He shares the many ups and downs of his coding journey.
August 13, 2018
Intuit engineer, Rocio Montes, guides us through the world of quality, and shares why she's so passionate about quality engineering.
August 6, 2018
Suz Hinton introduces us to the world of open source hardware. She shares interesting projects, both artistic and functional, and breaks down the steps it takes to create a hardware product.
June 12, 2018
Kevin Scott tells us all about his day-to-day, how he ended up as the CTO of Microsoft, and shares his thoughts on the value of computer science degrees.
June 4, 2018
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.
May 28, 2018
Michael started his career as a glass blower for movies and tv shows. He shares how he taught himself to code, and the one-year job search that landed him the developer job he has today.
May 21, 2018
Kathryn's participated in dozens of hackathons as a student, and shares all the ways hackathons have helped her in her professional coding career.
May 14, 2018
We talk to Parker Phinney, creator of Interview Cake, on what to expect in an interview and what to do when you feel like you don't know what you're doing.
May 8, 2018
Kasey shares her experiences as a coding apprentice and graduate of Launch Code, a non-profit that helps you launch your tech career through apprenticeships.
May 1, 2018
We talk to Seán Hanson about what it means to be a quiet developer and how passion doesn't always have to be loud.
April 23, 2018
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.
March 19, 2018
Colleen is a military spouse, mother of three, and taught herself how to code over a number of years. She tells us how she did it, and how you can do it too.
March 11, 2018
Anil Dash shares how he navigated his impressive career in tech and how he builds kindness into his company's products.
March 5, 2018
Julia Evans breaks down how the internet works and gives us an amazing introduction to computer networking.
February 26, 2018
Sarah explores the differences (and similarities!) between JavaScript frameworks, and what new developers should think about when deciding which to learn.
February 19, 2018
Laura Kalbag explains how tracking tools work and how we as developers should approach online privacy when building our own products.
February 12, 2018
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.
February 5, 2018
Kelsey Hightower gives us a newbie friendly tour of the world of containers. We talk about what problems they solve, and what new developers should know about them.
January 29, 2018
What's the value of a computer science degree? Is it worth going back to school for? We talk to a computer science student and professor to help us answer these questions.
December 18, 2017
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.
December 10, 2017
Molmol and Zach, the wife and husband coding team, give us a solid intro to Augmented Reality and how they've built powerful experiences and beautiful stories using AR tools.
December 4, 2017
Jen Simmons gives tips on how to make your next CSS adventure more enjoyable and shares the honest ups and downs of her own coding journey.
November 27, 2017
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.
November 20, 2017
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.
November 13, 2017
We talk to in-house recruiter, Eddie Washington, to give you the scoop on how companies evaluate your application and what you can do to increase your chances of getting that first interview.
November 6, 2017
Lin Clark walks us through all the steps a browser takes to translate your html into pixels on the screen.
October 30, 2017
Alicia Carr shares how to she created Pevo, an app to help women get out of domestic violence, and the technical and personal challenges that came with creating the app.
October 4, 2017
Rachel Nabors helps us understand what web animation looks like and how to use it to create powerful user experiences. She also shares her own inspiring journey of going from cartoonist to coder.
September 27, 2017
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.
September 20, 2017
Developers La Vesha Parker (Etsy) and Tiffany Peon (New York Times) break down each part of the technical interview process, giving you examples and explanations of exactly what they’re looking for.
September 13, 2017
Kim Goulbourne shares her process for learning a new javascript framework, and the frustrations she experienced even as a seasoned developer.
September 5, 2017
Wes Bos shares how he learns, how he works, and how he slowly, eventually got over his hatred for JavaScript to become a beloved JavaScript teacher.
August 29, 2017
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.
August 24, 2017
Cameron Brown, CCO at Against Gravity, tells us how his team creates a safe and welcoming space in their virtual reality game, Rec Room.
August 16, 2017
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.
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