Ep. 143

Codeland - Community Talks from Valerie Woolard Srinivasan and Rapi Castillo

July 06, 2017


Valerie Woolard Srinivasan

Software Engineer, Panoply

Valerie Woolard Srinivasan is a software engineer who loves musical theater, podcasts, running, and technology. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and works at Panoply, where she builds technology for podcasters.

Rapi Castillo

Executive Director, Progressive Coders Network

Executive Director of Progressive Coders Network, movement building are my passion, focusing on creating platforms for people to become engaged, empowered, and excited, about a cause, campaign, or product. Passionate about knowing how to create a bottom-up movement that creates a new means of distribution and organizing, and how technology affects it. Mark Granovetter, Jon Kleinberg, and Malcom Gladwell are his heroes.


Valerie explores the importance of security in creating powerful and engaged communities, and breaks down three ways your code might be vulnerable. Rapi shares his story of creating a toy coding project in D3.js that sparked a movement and helped thousands of people become more politically engaged. Checkout the videos of these talks on the CodeNewbie YouTube channel.

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