Monthly Archives: June 2015

Ep. 42 – POODR And Beyond – Part II (Sandi Metz)



Sandi Metz describes herself as an “accidental author.” Accident or not, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) is beloved in the ruby community, and she’s used her ability to break down complex coding topics to build the second phase of her programming career, one focused on teaching and speaking. In part II of this two-part interview, she talks to us about speaking, how she prepares for her talks and her plans for her upcoming book.

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Ep. 41 – POODR And Beyond – Part I (Sandi Metz)



Sandi Metz describes herself as an “accidental author.” Accident or not, her book Practical Object-Oriented Design in Ruby (POODR) is beloved in the ruby community, and she’s used her ability to break down complex coding topics to build the second phase of her programming career, one focused on teaching and speaking. In part I of this two-part interview, she talks to us about life pre- and post-POODR, what makes her a great teacher, and why she it took her four years to write POODR.

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Ep. 40 – From Cars to Code (Angel Jose)



Angel Jose went from selling cars to a working as a developer in under eight months. He talks to us about making that transition, how he found his job, and how he deals with self doubt as a new programmer.

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Ep. 39 – From Coding To Venture Capital (Andrew Chen)



He knew how to code, but when he graduated school, Andrew Chen decided to go into venture capital. Since then, he’s used his technical background to become an advisor and investor in many tech startups, including Dropbox, Product Hunt, and AngelList. He talks with us about how he leveraged his coding skills to being a tech advisor, how he’s maintained a solid blog for over eight years, and why you don’t have to be a great coder to build something great.

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Ep. 38 – Hacker Hours (Aidan Feldman)



When developer Aidan Feldman had a line of people waiting for their turn to get coding help from him, he decided to try a different format. Instead of one-on-one tutoring, how about open office hours for anyone coding to come together and work on their skills? And that was the beginning of Hacker Hours. Aidan tells us how he’s built Hacker Hours over the past few years, and how he manages to keep the community accessible and incredibly welcoming.

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