Monthly Archives: August 2016

Ep. 103 – Algorithms (Carina C. Zona)



Carina C. Zona helps us understand algorithms, both what they are and how they are used. She walks us through fascinating examples of how they’ve been used in technology over the years, exploring the benefits and unintended consequences they’ve had along the way, and how we as developers can boost those benefits and decrease those unintended consequences.

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Carina C. Zona

Carina C. Zona is a developer, advocate, and certified sex educator. She spends a lot of time thinking about the unexpected cultural effects of our decisions as programmers. Carina is the founder of CallbackWomen and co-organizer of the We So Crafty community of techies who craft.


Ep. 102 – My Very First App (Aurelian Sennett)



A lot can happen in a year. For high school biology teacher Aurelian Sennett, that time was spent writing his first program that launched his tech business to help schools solve scheduling problems. Long-time listener and codenewbie, Aurelian tells us how he started learning to code, how he built his education app, and what it’s like to have thousands of people pay for and use the first product he’s ever built.

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Aurelian Sennett

Teacher and co-owner of the Pace School Network. Self-taught programmer who created a product to solve a problem, and found that many others had that same problem. @AurelianSennettwindow.location.replace("http://www.codenewbie.org/podcast/six-months-of-coding");


Ep. 101 – Open Sourcerer of Django (Jacob Kaplan-Moss)



Jacob Kaplan-Moss is often credited for co-creating Django, one of the most popular web frameworks written in python. But that’s not exactly true. He’s also given credit for being an amazing developer. But that’s not very accurate either. Jacob tells us the true story of Django’s creation, why he calls himself a mediocre programmer, and unpacks the concept of the talent myth.

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Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Jacob is a core contributor to Django, co-owner of Revolution Systems, former Director of Security at Heroku, and currently on the Engineering team at 18F. twitter: @jacobianwindow.location.replace("http://www.codenewbie.org/podcast/open-sourcerer-of-django");


Ep. 100 – Creating CodeNewbie (Saron Yitbarek)



For our special 100th episode, CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek gets interviewed by her husband, Rob Frelow, on creating CodeNewbie, her own coding journey, and shares info on upcoming projects for CodeNewbie.

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Ep. 99 – Creating Lifehacker – Part II (Gina Trapani)



Last episode we talked to Gina Trapani about her Lifehacker days. In this episode, we look to the future and hear about her work at Postlight, what it’s like to work with Paul Ford (Episode 82), and what she looks for when she’s hiring an engineer.

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