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# What is code

April 06, 2106

This week on the #CodeNewbie podcast, we talked to Paul Ford about his awesome article "What is Code". It's a great, newbie-friendly intro to all things code and we wanted to talk to you about some of the big topics in the article. We talked about your favorite research resource... more

# 100 Days of Code

December 28, 2016

We talked to Alex Kallaway about his #100DaysofCode challenge, and we wanted to hear your thoughts on coding for one hour every day. Join us for our weekly #CodeNewbie Twitter chat on Wednesdays 9PM EST.

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# Being an Indie Developer

December 21, 2016

We talked to Ish Shabazz on the CodeNewbie Podcast about being an indie developer, and all the ups and downs that come with it, so we wanted to hear your thoughts on the independent developer life. See you next Wed at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie Twitter chat!

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# Patience and Perservance

December 14, 2016

We talked to George Moore, who spent years driving trucks before buckling down to start his coding journey. Now, he's a master software engineer. So we wanted to talk to you about patience and perseverance. Join us every Wed at 9PM EST for our #CodeNewbie Twitter chat!

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# Harassment in Tech

December 07, 2016

In part two of our conversation with Ashe Dryden, we talked about how working in diversity has affected her life, for better and for worse. So we wanted to talk to you about harassment in tech. Join us every Wed for our #CodeNewbie twitter chat at 9PM EST.

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# Diversity in Tech

November 30, 2016

In Episode 116 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, we talked to Ashe Dryden about diversity in tech, and we wanted to know your thoughts on the topic. Join us every Wed at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie chat!

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# What are you thankful for?

November 23, 2016

In the Thanksgiving holiday spirit, we asked you what code-related things you're thankful! We got back wonderful answers, new resources to look into, and tons of good feels. Join us next Wed at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Your Best Learning

November 16, 2016

We talked to Nick DePrey about building NPR One, and in that conversation, he talked about the best way he learns. So we wanted to hear about your best way to learn. Join us every Wed at 9PM EST for our #CodeNewbie twitter chat!

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# Hackathons

November 09, 2016

We talked to Leslie Hitchcock from TechCrunch about organizing hackathons, and we wanted to hear about your hackathon experience. Join us next Wed at 9PM EDT for another #CodeNewbie Twitter chat!

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# Politics and Code

November 02, 2016

We talked with Baratunde Thurston about coding and politics and we wanted to hear your thoughts on it! Join us every Wed at 9PM EDT for our #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Comedy and Code

October 26, 2016

We talked with Baratunde Thurston about comedy and code in Episode #111 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, and we wanted to hear what you thought about it. Don't forget to join us next Wed at 9PM EDT for another #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Your Coding Blog

October 12, 2016

We talked about coding blogs with John Sonmez in Ep. 109 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, and we wanted to talk to you about how you felt about coding blogs! Join us every Wed at 9PM EDT for the #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Tech Internships

October 05, 2016

We talked to Dara Oke in Ep. 108 about tech internships (she's done 4 in three years while in college!), and we wanted to hear your thoughts on tech internships. Join our #CodeNewbie Twitter chat, every Wed at 9PM EDT!

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# Helping Each Other Out

September 28, 2016

In Ep. 107, Lorraine and Bobby Hutter talk about their coding journey as mother and son, and so we wanted to talk to you about giving and asking for help. See you next Wed at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Tech Conferences

September 21, 2016

We talk about our upcoming Codeland conference and get your ideas, thoughts, and feedback on how to make it the best conference for our #CodeNewbie community! See you next Wed at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Mental Health and Tech

September 14, 2016

We talked to Julia Nguyen about mental health in tech and her own journey dealing with mental health issues, and we wanted to hear your thoughts. Join us every Wed at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie twitter chat!

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# Managing Your Projects

September 07, 2016

We talked to Anjuan Simmons on Ep. 104 about being a scrum master and different ways to tackle project management. So we wanted to hear how you managed your own coding projects. Join us every Wednesday at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie Twitter chat!

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# Algorithms

August 31, 2016

In Ep 102 of the #CodeNewbie Twitter chat, we talked to Carina C. Zona about algorithms, so we wanted to hear your thoughts on them. Don't forget to join us every Wed at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie Twitter chat!

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# My Very First App

August 24, 2016

In Ep. 102 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, we talk to biology teacher Aurelian Sennett about building his very first app, which he turned into his current company helping schools with scheduling. So we wanted to hear about your first app experiences. Join us next Wed at 9PM EST on the #Co... more

# A Real Programmer

August 17, 2016

This week, we talked to Jacob Kaplan-Moss, core contributor to Django, about what it means to be a "real programmer" and we wanted to hear your thoughts on the topic. Don't forget to join the #CodeNewbie Twitter chat every Wed at 9PM EST!

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# 100th Episode

August 10, 2016

This week, we interviewed Saron Yitbarek on creating CodeNewbie for our 100th episode, and we wanted to hear your thoughts on the podcast and our future show. Don't forget to join the chat every Wed at 9PM EST!

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# Making Progress on Your Coding Goals

August 04, 2016

In part II of our interview with Gina Trapani, we talked about how being a coder is about constantly learning and being uncomfortable. So we wanted to hear about how you plan your learning and make sure you're progressing in your journey.

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# Working with APIs

July 27, 2016

In Ep. 98, we talked to Gina Trapani about building Lifehacker and ThinkUp, and the ups and downs of working with APIs. So we wanted to hear your thoughts on APIs! Join the chat every Wed at 9PM EST :)

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# Introspection

July 20, 2016

On Ep. 97 of the podcast, we talked to Ashley Lewis about going from theater technician to programmer and she said that introspection was a big part of her journey. So we wanted to chat with you about how introspection has affected your coding journey. Join us Wed at 9PM for the #Cod... more

# Your Non-Coding Hobbies

July 13, 2016

In Ep. 96, Nickolas Means talks about how he uses his passion learning about airplanes to build fascinating technical talks. So we wanted to hear about all your awesome non-coding passions and interests. Join us every Wednesday at 9PM EST for our weekly #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Site Availability

July 06, 2016

In Ep. 95 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, we talk to Stella Cotton about site availability, and how she and her team at Indiegogo handled their site going down. So we wanted to talk about your thoughts on site availability, and how you'd handle a similar situation. Hope you enjoy the conv... more

# Storytelling and Code

June 23, 2016

In Ep.93, we interview theater director Michael Rau on how he uses code to create powerful, emotional experiences, and a big part of that was based on storytelling. So we wanted to talk to you about storytelling and code! Hope to see you at next week's #CodeNewbie twitter chat.

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# Code and Culture

June 15, 2016

In EP. 92 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, we talked with Fereshteh Forough, CEO of Code to Inspire, about Afghan women learning to code, and the way culture ties into that. So we wanted to talk to you about coding and culture. Check it out!

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# What's a beginner?

June 08, 2016

In part two of our two-part interview with Yehuda Katz (co-creator of EmberJS), we talk about tons of awesome stuff, including what it means to be a beginner. So we wanted to talk to you about it!

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# Calling Yourself a Coder

June 02, 2016

In part one of a two-part interview, we talked to Yehuda Katz (co-creator of EmberJS) on the CodeNewbie Podcast about his coding journey, including how long it took for him to think of himself as a coder though he'd been coding for years. And we wanted to hear your thoughts on the "c... more

# Luck vs. Hard work

May 25, 2016

For our 115th Twitter Chat, we wanted to talk to you about the role of luck vs hard work in your success.

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# Coding Apprenticeships

May 18, 2016

This week on the podcast, we talked to @acodeinprogress about her experience as our #CodeNewbie apprentice. So we wanted to talk to you about apprenticeships.

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# Vets Who Code

May 11, 2016

We interviewed Jerome Hardaway from Vets Who Code for Ep. 87 of the CodeNewbie Podcast so we wanted to talk to you about bootcamps serving specific communities.

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# Your Database Stories

May 04, 2016

On this weeks CodeNewbie podcast, we talked to Mark Nadal about databases. So we wanted to hear your database stories. Enjoy the Storify and don’t forget to meet up next Wednesday at 9PM ET for another #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Writing about Code

April 27, 2016

This week on the CodeNewbie podcast we talked to Chris David Mills about technical writing so we wanted to hear your thoughts on technical writing and how it can help you as a coder. Enjoy the chat!

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# Research and Code

April 20, 2016

This week on the #CodeNewbie podcast, we talked to Anne Lee about going from researcher to coder and so we wanted to hear your thoughts! Enjoy the Storify and join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Your Social Justice Battles

March 30, 2016

This week on the CodeNewbie Podcast, we talked to Coraline Ada Ehmke about being a social justice warrior. So we wanted to talk to you about your social justice battle in tech.

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# Designing your Makerspace

March 23, 2016

On this weeks #CodeNewbie podcast, the amazing @KScrilla talked to us about designing makerspaces so we wanted to know what your ideal makerspace (and maybe coderspace?) would look like! Enjoy the chat and see you next week. 

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# Tackling Tough Technical Concepts

March 16, 2016

This week's podcast guest, Mike Senese, executive editor of Make: Magazine, talked about how he tackles big technical concepts in order to write about them. In this chat, we talk to you about how you do the same as a #CodeNewbie!

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# March is for Makers

March 09, 2016

This month, we’re launching #MarchIsForMakers with @shanselman, a celebration of everything making. So today, we want to hear about your thoughts on coding, hardware, and making. Learn more on http://marchisformakers.com and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for anoth... more

# Humble Self Promoting

March 02, 2016

In Ep. 77 we talked to Chiu-Ki Chan about speaking and promoting your work, something that can help your tech career. So we wanted to talk to you about "Humble Self-Promoting". Enjoy the Storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat.

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# Combining your Passion with Code

February 24, 2016

This week we talked to Matthew Mitchell about data journalism and coding your passion. So, we wanted to hear about what you're passionate about and how coding fits in to this. Enjoy the Storify and don't forget to join us every Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat. ... more

# Your 2016 Coding Goals

February 17, 2016

It's been awhile since we've done a coding check-in and so we wanted to know how your 2016 coding goals are going. Enjoy the chat and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie Twitter chat.

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# Transforming Local Communities Through Code

February 10, 2016

This week on Ep. 74, Majora Carter, founder of Startup Box talked to us about transforming her local community through opportunities in tech. So we wanted to chat with you about how coding might affect your local community. Enjoy!

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# Your Coding Community

February 03, 2016

This week @adriennefriend joined the show to talk about cooking, coding and community. Community's a big deal for Adrienne and we wanted to hear more about your coding community. Enjoy the chat and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM for another #CodeNewbie chat.

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# Our 100th #CodeNewbie Twitter Chat

January 27, 2016

Today, we're celebrating our 100th #CodeNewbie Twitter Chat! And we wanted to hear your thoughts on all the chats we've had over the past two years! Enjoy the chat and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM for another one.

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# Internet For All

January 20, 2016

We reflected on our conversation with Danilo Campos about increasing internet access for all. We talked about how we can think about accessibility when designing and building our applications, and how internet access to all would affect all of us.

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# Coding and Security

January 13, 2016

This week we talked to Christina @divinetechygirl about security and coding, and we wanted to hear your thoughts on coding and security. Enjoy the Storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat.

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# From Coder to Manager

January 06, 2016

This week we talked to Selena Deckelmann (@Selenamarie) about going from coder to manager. And we wanted to hear your thoughts on the manager transition that might happen to you one day. Enjoy the chat.

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# Coding Resolutions

December 30, 2015

For our last episode of 2015, we talked to Chanelle Henry (@Chanelle777) about her post "Is it to late to be awesome" and now we wanted to talk to you about your awesome year of coding and your goals for 2016.

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# Talking Tech

December 23, 2015

This week we talked to Annyce Davis (@brwngrldev) about being an Android Developer BUT in the holiday spirit, tonight we're talked about talking tech with your non-techie friends and fam. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!

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# Support System

December 16, 2015

In Ep. 66 we talked to Mariana Costa about teaching low-income women in Peru how to code and how crucial it is to have a support system. So we wanted to hear about your support system. Enjoy the Storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie cha... more

# Art and Code

December 09, 2015

This week we talked to Dan Shiffman about art and code and his work on #processing. So we wanted to hear your thoughts on the combination of these two mediums, art + code. Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat :)

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# Writing Speaking Coding

December 02, 2015

In Ep. 64 we talked to Rebecca Miller Webster about the importance of writing, speaking and working on open source. So we wanted to hear your thoughts on writing, speaking and working on open source projects. Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wed at 9PM for another #... more

# Education Should Be Free

November 25, 2015

Quincy Larson, creator of Free Code Camp, talks to us on the CodeNewbie Podcast Ep. 63 about education, and we wanted to hear your thoughts on free education. Great conversation!

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# Your Children's Book on Coding

November 18, 2015

We talked to Linda Liukas about "Hello Ruby", her children's book on coding in this week's CodeNewbie Podcast (Episode 62). So we wanted to hear about your hypothetical children's book. From the looks of it, we've got some great storytellers in our community!

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# Getting your kid to code

November 11, 2015

This week we wanted to talk to YOU about getting your kid into code. And if you're not a parent, we wanted you to talk about your niece/nephew/pretend child. Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Impostor Syndrome

November 04, 2015

This week we talked to Alicia Liu about Impostor Syndrome on the CodeNewbie podcast so tonight, we wanted to talk to YOU about Imposter Syndrome and how you feel about it. Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Your Nomad Life

October 28, 2015

This week we talked to John Britton about his life as a nomad working for GitHub. So tonight, we're going to imagine what "your" life would be like as a nomad. Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Your Transition to Tech

October 21, 2015

This week we talked to Amy Simmons about her transition from journalism to tech and we wanted to hear your thoughts on making your transition to tech. Enjoy and don’t forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie Chat!

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# The CodeNewbie Podcast

October 14, 2015

This week, we talked to Adam Stacoviak and Jerod Santo about podcasting and their show the Changelog, so we wanted to hear your thoughts on podcasts and our very own show, the CodeNewbie Podcast! Enjoy the storify and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM Easte... more

# YOUR Beginning

October 07, 2015

This week, we talked to Julie Ann Horvath (@nrrrdcore) about her beginning and how she became a designer who codes, and we wanted to hear about YOUR beginning.

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# Contributing to Open Source

September 30, 2015

This week we talked to Steve Klabnik about his experience getting started and working in Open Source. So we wanted to talk to you about contributing to open source projects. Enjoy and don't forget to join us next Wednesday at 9PM EST for another #CodeNewbie chat!

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# Tacking Computer Science

September 23, 2015

In Ep 54, we spoke with Jonathan Barronville about how he tackled advanced computer science topics as a self taught developer. So we wanted to talk to you about tacking some of those computer science-y topics.

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# Coding Remotely

September 16, 2015

In Ep 53 "Peruvian Developer" we discovered that a big part of Andrea's journey involved coding remotely. So we wanted to talk to you about it. Have you ever worked remotely, coding or otherwise?

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# Navigating Your Tech Career

September 09, 2015

This week, we talked with Ayori Selassie about how she's navigated her tech career and about her being in different positions in tech that weren't always coding. And we wanted to talk to you about it.

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# Agile

September 02, 2015

In Ep. 51 of the podcast, we talked with Dave Thomas about his thoughts on the word "agile" and so we wanted to talk to you about it. Check out the storify and don't forget to join us next Wed.

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# Breadth vs. Dept

August 26, 2015

This week we released our 50th #CodeNewbie Podcast episode with Dave Thomas. We talked to Dave about how to learn, and the breadth vs. depth decisions we make when learning and so we wanted to talk to you about how you make those decisions. Check out the storify and don't forget... more

# Negotiating

August 19, 2015

This week we had Suzan Bond on the #CodeNewbie podcast to talk about getting that dev job. One part of that is negotiating and we wanted to chat with you about it. 

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# Freelancing

August 12, 2015

This week we had Nicole Dominguez on the #CodeNewbie podcast and we talked about freelancing. We know many of you have thought about, or are, freelancing, and we wanted to hear about it.

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# Being Self Taught

July 29, 2015

This week we spoke with Courteney Ervin about how she taught herself to code, using weeknights and weekends to grow her skills. We know many of you are learning to code, so we wanted to chat with you about it.

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# Making Yourself Findable

July 22, 2015

This week we had Kristy Tillman on the podcast to talk about design, hiring and more. We talked about being "findable" when it comes to finding your next tech job or opportunity, and we wanted to talk to you about it.

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July 15, 2015

Inspired by our interview with Chris Coyier, we wanted to chat with you about design vs. development.

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# Code and Music

July 08, 2015

Inspired by episode 43 of the podcast, we wanted to talk to you about music and code and what your ideal playlist is/would be.

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# Programming Books

July 01, 2015

This week, we talked to Sandi Metz about pros & cons of book writing and reading! And we wanted to hear your thoughts and experience with Programming books.

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# Love and Tech

June 24, 2015

On #CodeNewbie Discourse, someone asked about love and coding and whether the people you love are also into tech. So we wanted to chat with you about it.

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# Dealing with Rejection

June 17, 2015

In Ep 40 of the podcast Angel spoke about dealing with rejection in his job search. We wondered how you deal with rejection.

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# How would you use your tech skills?

June 10, 2015

Inspired by our interview with Andrew Chen on episode 39 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, we wondered how you’d use your code skills in other ways.

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# Online or Offline?

June 03, 2015

This week we talked with Aidan Feldman about online vs in-person learning and collaboration. And we wanted to hear your thoughts on it.

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# Your Dream Code School

May 27, 2015

Inspired by Ep. 37 of the podcast, we wanted to chat with you about "Your Dream Code School" and what that would be like.

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# Coding Everyday

May 20, 2015

We had a great conversation about your longest coding everyday streak, burnout & coding everyday goals, inspired by our podcast episode with John Resig. 

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# Past Lives

May 06, 2015

In EP 34 of the #CodeNewbie podcast we spoke with LaToya Allen, Jr. Software Engineer at Avant, who told us how she bartended before becoming an engineer. We wondered what you used to do pre-coding and wanted to talk to you about your "past life".

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# Your Civic Hacking

April 29, 2015

We had Tiffani Bell, founder and executive director of the Detroit Water Project, on the CodeNewbie Podcast to talk about building her civic hacking project. So we wanted to hear about YOUR project, real or hypothetical :) 

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# Showing Up To Code

April 22, 2015

This week we had @rockbot on the podcast to talk about robots and coding. In the interview, Raquel reminded us that 90% of success is just showing up. So we wanted to see how you've been Showing Up.

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# The Diversity Bandwagon

April 15, 2015

This week we had Corinne Warnshuis Executive Director of Girl Develop It on the #CodeNewbie podcast to talk about diversity and getting more women in tech. We chatted a lot about how diversity in tech has become a hot topic, and wanted to get your thoughts on this.

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# Do You Need That Computer Science Degree?

April 13, 2015

Inspired by this weeks #CodeNewbie podcast episode with David Mazières, we wanted to hear your thoughts on whether we can still make a big impact in tech even without a computer science degree.

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# The Bootcamp Business

April 04, 2015

This week, we had Jeff Casimir on the #CodeNewbie Podcast to talk about bootcamps & dev programs. We talked a lot about the business of these programs & bootcamps, and wanted to talk to you about how you felt about bootcamps being for-profit vs. non-profit.

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# Your Mobile Coding Space

April 01, 2015

This week we spoke to Gokul Krishnan about Project Mach, The Mobile Maker Space he started at a Children’s Hospital. The Mobile Maker Space is a cart with gadgets like a 3D printer, computer, @littlebits and lots of other goodies. It got us thinking, what would a Mobile "Co... more

# Learning New Coding Languages

March 25, 2015

On Ep. 28 of the CodeNewbie podcast, Kate Donahue discussed the languages she uses at work. We wanted to hear all about learning different coding languages with the #CodeNewbie community. Take a look at the storified chat for more on this conversation.

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# Software In The Maker Movement

March 18, 2015

We talked to Matt Richardson of the Raspberry Pi Foundation about the future of hardware and the Maker Movement. And we wanted to chat with you about how software fits the hardware movement. We talked about how software and hardware work together, how interested people in the #CodeNe... more

# Self Promotion

March 11, 2015

This week, we got to chat with Julia Grace about the importance of promoting our work so we wanted to hear your thoughts on it. We talked about why it's important to promote our skills, how this benefits us and others, and what actionable steps we can take towards self-prom... more

# Getting Started With Hardware

March 04, 2015

This week, we launched our #MarchIsForMakers celebration of making and hardware. We got to hear from the incredible Sara Chipps on how she transitioned from software developer to hardware CEO, and wanted to hear your thoughts on getting started with hardware.

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# Art and Code

February 25, 2015

We had Sarah Frisk on the CodeNewbie Podcast to talk about her comic project "Monster Markup Manual." And it got us thinking about the connection between coding and art. Is code art? How similar and how different are those two fields? We brought these questions to the community, and ... more

# Teaching Kids To Code

February 18, 2015

We had a great podcast episode with Rebecca Garcia on teaching kids to code, and we wanted to hear your thoughts on the topic. Most of you talked about the need for some level of exposure to te... more

# Intro To UX

February 11, 2015

We had an awesome episode with Catt Small on the topic of UX, and we wanted to chat about it with all of you. So we talked about some of our favorite UX experiences, some of our worst encounters, and wha... more

# One Year Anniversary

February 04, 2015

This was a really special twitter chat. It's our first birthday, and we're so excited that we got to spend it with all of you. We've done a full year of #CodeNewbie Twitter Chats, and we took the time to reflect on some of the content, the podcasts, the blog posts and that ... more

# Web Accessibility

January 28, 2015

We had a great podcast episode on accessibility, and we wanted to have a larger conversation about this really important topic. We talked to you about different tools we can use to learn more about the topic, what issues in accessibility were surprising to some of us, and how we as c... more

# Bootcamps

January 21, 2015

We had Zed A. Shaw on episode 19 of the CodeNewbie Podcast on, and he talked about his concerns with bootcamps. We talked about qualifications, transparency, and accountability. After hearing his thoughts on the topic, we wanted to hear yours. It was a lively conversation, filled wit... more

# Your First Dev Job

January 14, 2015

We had a great podcast episode with Vanessa Hurst, co-founder of GirlDevelopIt and CEO of Code Montage. We talked about a lot of stuff - making tech a more welcoming place... more

# 2015 Coding Resolutions

January 07, 2015

Our first chat in 2015 was incredible. So many great ideas and resolutions for the new year. It seems like the biggest coding problem for 2014 was focus. A lot of us felt overwhelmed by all of the stuff to learn, and wish we'd focused our efforts long enough to feel more accompl... more

# Working on a Tech Team

December 24, 2014

A big part of our podcast episode on DevOps was about working on a tech team. So we wanted to talk more about it.

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# Testing

December 17, 2014

In our episode on testing with Noel Rappin, we talk about what it means to test code and how to approach the process. But we wanted to hear your thoughts on testing and if you thought it was worth the tim... more

# Amateur Programmer

December 10, 2014

When we had Lauren Orsini on the podcast, she referred to herself as an "amateur programmer." And we didn't let that go. We talked about what it meant to be an amateur vs.... more

# CodeNewbie Mentoring

December 03, 2014

People always ask us how to find a code mentor. So in this chat, we talk to you about what you look for in a mentorship and how to make the most out of code mentoring. One of the last questions we asked was whether people wanted to be a mentor or a mentee. Given that the name of... more

# Contributing to Open Source

November 26, 2014

We interviewed Andrew Nesbitt of 24PullRequests to hear more about how to get started with open source contributions. In this chat, we explored how new programmers can make their first open source p... more

# Code Reviews

November 19, 2014

Code reviews are a really important part of a developer's professional world. And that can be pretty nerve wrecking, especially if you haven't done it before. And depending on who's reviewing your code, it can either be a great moment of valuable feedback  or a painful crit... more

# How to build a product

November 12, 2014

We talked to Poornima Vijayashanker, founding engineer at Mint and founder of Femgineer, about building a product. Afterall, that's a big part of coding -- build a real thing. But th... more

# Civic Hacking

November 05, 2014

We talked about an awesome civic hacking project by code newbie, William Jeffries. He built Heat Seek to help people stay warm in the winter. Learning to code is like having super powers, and getting to use those super powers for social good is a great feeling. In this chat, we ... more

# Making Tech Inclusive

October 08, 2014

We try really hard to make CodeNewbie a safe and inclusive space, and in this chat, we talk about making all of tech a more inclusive space. What was surprising was the different people saw in being welcoming and being inclusive. Welcoming seemed to address how others treated yo... more

# Code Study Groups

October 01, 2014

I was surprised by the number of people who’d never participated in a code study group. Of the people who answered the first question, “Q1: How many of you have learned to code in study groups?”, 67% stated that they hadn’t, and a few others said you’d paired, but nothing much beyond th... more

# Asking For Help

September 10, 2014

Sigh. I really hate this place. I’ve decided to build a feature, and I’m trying to decide how to approach it. The options seem endless. And by endless, I mean confusing. I have a short list of criteria I’d like my final solution to meet: - something I can control and customize ... more

# The Non-Techie

August 27, 2014

Now that we're learning to code, let's not forget about the non-techies in our lives. And how to talk to them. more

# Summer Check-In

August 06, 2014

I forgot to go to the beach again. I heard lots of beach stories, seen my share of #imonaboat pics, but for some reason, it didn’t occur to me to put down my own laptop and get some sun. I... more

# Learn-to-Code Metrics

July 30, 2014

I was pretty obsessed with understanding how I learn. Not how a person learns, but how I learn. I had to. Finding out what worked, what didn’t work, and measuring how much I learned was a matter of survival. The cost of not maximizing my learning was just too high. This was before c... more

# When I'm not coding ...

July 23, 2014

Coding's great. We love it, learn it, breathe it, all that stuff. But we're a lot more than just our code -- we're moms, dads, salsa dancers, advocates, linguists, teachers, recovering chemists, you name it. So we wanted to focus on all that other stuff, the stuff that goes beyond our c... more

# Code Impostor

July 16, 2014

One of the hardest parts of learning to code is feeling like an impostor, or being “unable to internalize your accomplishments.” In this chat, we talk about those moments when we feel most like code impostors, and how to cope with that.

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