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Ep. 93 – Storytelling with Code (Michael Rau)



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Ep. 92 – Afghan Women Coding (Fereshteh Forough)



Fereshteh Forough wanted to help women in Afghanistan. She knew that attaining education was difficult, let alone technical training, and the cultural attitudes towards women didn’t help. But she tackled these issues head on by starting the first coding school for women in Afghanistan. She talks to us about how she started the program, how she took on the different challenges her students face, and how her training in computer science and her previous role as a computer science professor affected her decision to open Code To Inspire.

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Ep. 91 – Creating EmberJS – Part II (Yehuda Katz)



In part two of our interview with Yehuda Katz, we talk about how he created EmberJS, and what it means to build a web framework. We also talk about what it means to be a beginner, and how growing up poor has influenced his perspectives as a coder today.

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Ep. 90 – Creating EmberJS – Part I (Yehuda Katz)



Yehuda Katz has done many, many code things. He co-created Ember.js, co-founded a tech startup Tilde, is a frequent contributor to open source projects including Handlebars, Bundler, and Thor, and is a member of the Rust Core Team. But it took years of playing with tech before he finally felt like coding was something he could do. In the first half of our two-part interview, he talks about what he looks for when he hires, how it took him years to feel like he could code, and why he doesn’t like the term “junior developer”.

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Ep. 89 – Mobile Developer (Kaya Thomas)



Kaya Thomas has done a lot in a short period of time. She’s met first lady Michelle Obama, she’s a mobile app developer, and she was selected as Glamour’s Top Ten College Women of the Year. She talks about how she’s managed to be so successful while still a college student, the role of luck and hard work, and her process for learning new coding skills so quickly.

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Ep. 88 – CodeNewbie Apprentice (Sharon Siegel)



In December, CodeNewbie put out applications for the CodeNewbie Apprenticeship, and in 10 days received 322 applications from all over the world. Many interviews later, Sharon Siegel was chosen to be the first apprentice. She talks about her coding journey, her passion and active involvement in building coding communities, and her goal of moving into a full-time developer role.

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Ep. 87 – Vets Who Code (Jerome Hardaway)



Plenty of organizations work to help vets. But what vet Jerome Hardaway noticed about these organizations is that they were mostly reactive. While they responded to problems, few worked to prevent them. So Jerome decided to create a non-profit to teach vets how to code, making it easier for them to start a tech career and better adjust to life back at home. We talk about the program, the stigma of being a vet, and Jerome’s own journey to being a developer.

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Ep. 86 – Intro to Databases (Mark Nadal)



Mark Nadal was a front end developer looking for a better database. So he built his own. He walks us through the different types of databases, the limitations you might run into as you use them, and why he decided to build his own graph database.

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Ep. 85 – Technical Writing (Chris Mills)



Chris loves writing tutorials for beginners, and he gets to do it for Mozilla. We talk about the different parts of good technical writing, how he manages to maintain that beginner mindset, and what he combines technical knowledge and solid, good writing to make code more accessible.

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Ep. 84 – From Research To Code (Anna Lee)



Anna Lee spent years as a researcher. Going from a world of pharmaceutical science to being a front end web developer was definitely a leap, one she successfully made after quitting her job and doing an online course. Now she works at Society of Grownups. Anna talks to us about her coding journey, what that first day was like, and how her experience as a researcher has impacted her as a developer.

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