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Talking Points: Building tools developers use Learning a new codebase The viability of open source careers What makes a good team member Avoiding burn out Quotable Quotes: “Every line of code you change is going to have an impact somewhere and it's going to impact someone.” - JS “The amount of knowledge you have...will never define you, it's how yo…
 
Talking Points: Figuring out your career path Learning to code Working in a team setting The skill of communicating What makes a good engineer Quotable Quotes: “Handoff your code so that somebody else can maintain it.” - GC “I strongly encourage all junior engineers to work in at least a mid-sized to a large-sized company.” - GC “One key skillset a…
 
Talking Points: Code as a means to an end Focusing on the business problem Building business value The alignment of goals within an organization Not being afraid to ask stupid questions Quotable Quotes: “In our culture, we build businesses...we happen to use code most of the time.” - SP “Do you want to succeed or have fun?” - SP “Culture is what yo…
 
Sometimes you hear about someone extraordinary. Someone that goes above and beyond the call of duty. Someone that puts a community’s needs before their own and makes an actual difference. This man is our next guest. He’s been a highly decorated LAPD Law Enforcement Consultant and Officer for over 25 years, specializing in Homelessness and Community…
 
Talking Points: Putting yourself in the user's shoes Doing your work and asking questions Interview preparation Culture fit Quotable Quotes: “We don't want somebody that is just a doer without asking questions.” - ND “I want people to always be wanting to improve themselves and challenge themselves.” - ND “Be willing to...say, "I think this can be …
 
Talking Points: Building products people use Getting a job you can be great at Be in places where luck can happen to you How to know if you are providing value Quotable Quotes: “If you're not providing value in your ecosystem, interacting with this person is not a good use of time or money.” - DS “If you're aligned with your managers, then you'll t…
 
Talking Points: The different stages of a developer Thinking about where you want to go Find what you enjoy doing early in your career Do you want to be a manager or a single contributor Learning from costly mistakes Quotable Quotes: “Where do you want to go?” - SD “You want to grow and you want to think, how did they get to where they're at and ma…
 
Talking Points: Finding missing information quickly Not needing permission to pursue ideals Working well with a team Growing through community Not just being a pair of hands Quotable Quotes: “The worst thing that I think a developer can do is not surround themselves with tons of other developers.” - TB "It [NodeConf] really got me understanding how…
 
Talking points: Be creative as a developer Setting yourself apart Choosing the right technology The freedom of JavaScript Finding your niche Solve problems that free up time Quotable Quotes: “You should probably go down the road of the thing that's going to give you the most return.” - DB “It's very hard to find someone that can do that [be an illu…
 
Talking Points: Making your boss look good How to use your skills and passions Knowing the pros & cons of tools Understanding risk Focusing on the outcome Quotable Quotes: “If you want to advance your career...figure out how to make your boss look good.” “He [Jonathan’s senior colleague] thought about the outcome. What are you really trying to acco…
 
Our next guest is a dream chaser with a will to win. What do I mean by that? He went from zero experience in social media, branding and marketing to becoming the Senior Platform Strategy Producer for one of the biggest names in marketing and entrepreneurship - Gary Vaynerchuk - in under 2 years. He is currently the Head of Community & Social Media …
 
Talking Points The complexity of mentorship Surround yourself with good people The hiring process Kind honesty Culture fit Quotable Quotes “I think it's much more important that you have a values fit.” - EH “From a kind place, tell the truth to people.” - EH “Always think about the client, put yourself in the client's shoes.” - EH “We're taught tha…
 
Talking Points: Communicating well The cycle of learning new things When to prioritize performance Clean code Empathy for the user Quotable Quotes: “This is a new challenge and it's hard. It becomes a lot shorter. - P “I think people optimize for what's going to look pretty...vs. what's going to look like a real instrument” - P “You're still keepin…
 
Talking Points: Watching mentors solve problems Version control Humble communication Self-evaluation Constrained creativity Quotable Quotes: “You have a big story[frequent Git commits]...that’s what gets published, is a story.” - JH “You can always improve communication.” - JH “If somebody has that[holier than thou attitude], that would probably be…
 
Talking Points: Developer advocacy Write good documentation Confusing the solution with the problem Define clear goals Learning with joy Quotable Quotes: "Does this solve a problem that everybody agrees is an actual problem?" - EM "Whenever you've run into problems, it's probably a goal problem." - EM "When you don't know what you want a function t…
 
Talking Points: Maintaining GitHub's official JavaScript SDK Making users and developers life's easier Being a valuable asset to your manager and team Growth through communication You are entitled to mentorship Quotable Quotes: "I would say you are entitled to mentoring." - GM "You [Junior dev] have a unique perspective that I lost a long time ago"…
 
Our next guest is an entrepreneur who founded and is rapidly growing one of the most prominent and educational online platforms in physical therapy called Rehab Science. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from Chapman University and has been helping patients ranging from Cirque du Soleil athletes to soccer moms move better and alleviate …
 
Talking Points: Take advantage of your soft skills Spot job postings scams Mandatory things to expect in an interview Apply to roles above your skill level Set yourself apart as a junior developer Quotable Quotes: In the first line [tell me about yourself question], have something that grabs their attention. - TJ You're making these assumptions wit…
 
Talking Points: Creating Open Source Software Why Bootstrap was created The development scene in the early 2000s What you should know to learn quickly Quotable Quotes: (Why bootstrap was created) "I just wanted to create a toolkit internally to make it so that my peers on my team could create these tools in a beautiful way." - JT "I don't have a tr…
 
Talking Points: Entrepreneurship What Sam learned working at Google, Uber, and Wealthfront Determining what tech stack to use Learning from your mistakes Practicing for interviews Quotable Quotes: “There's actually a talk online, I believe it was from an engineer from Etsy called 'Choose Boring Technology.'” - SS “The most important lessons I've le…
 
Talking Points: Software community activities Positive traits of a Junior Dev The value of authenticity in interviews Setting intentional career goals Knowing when to ask for help Quotable Quotes: "How do I become the best developer? How do I build the best product? You ask the people who created them and it's 'I was just trying to solve one proble…
 
Talking Points: Overcoming intimidation when using new technology The great aspects of the software community Choosing the right people to work with Qualities of a good team member Quotable Quotes: “Almost every problem is something that anyone can solve and can understand if they spend enough time trying to really dive into the issue.” - ND “I hea…
 
Talking Points: Jim’s side projects Early programming languages Programming for Disney Managing projects with a team How to utilize frameworks Making projects successful Psychological safety Asking questions as a dev in the workplace Quotable quotes: “It was like pure creativity. You could imagine things and then get immediate feedback, that thing …
 
Talking Points: Pushing beyond your limits Abstraction of Professions Junior Dev Traits Forest vs Trees Looking Under the hood Working with non-technical people Communication Quotable Quotes “How do we make this possible? How do we achieve this?” - TM “There’s an aspect to be sure that you have the right person for the job.” - TM “You don’t need to…
 
Talking Points: Community Building Hireable Traits Value of Production Environment Experience Non-traditional Work Experiences Getting Paid to Learn Utilizing Experience to Grow Your Career Quotable Quotes: “QA has been a great way to get started [in tech.]” - MP “Now is the best time to be a part of large group projects.” - MP “There’s a creative …
 
Talking Points: The transition from full-time software engineer to full-time educator How teaching solidifies understanding Involvement in the open-source community avoid losing touch with the newest tech Going beyond following tutorials Ways to get exposure to different problems Importance of motivation Being flexible in project scoping Practice I…
 
Talking Points: Comparison of PhD research vs starting a company Similarity of Entrepreneurship and starting an open source project Authentication vs Authorization The importance of software security The barrier of Information Security Threat Modeling Fun ways to learn more about cybersecurity Constant communication with tech lead Quotable Quotes: …
 
Talking Points: Balancing Skill and Opportunity Asking Questions Effectively Foundational Learning Skills Consulting Career Aspects Developing Your Personal Network Genuine Conversation Learning Via Teaching Interviewing For The Team Quotable Quotes: “The team saw that I was going to do the research before asking a question, even if it’s a dumb que…
 
Speakers: Scott Hanselman Scott's Website: hanselman.com Scott's Podcast: hanselminutes.com Scott's Twitter: twitter.com/shanselman Wes Bos Wes's Website: wesbos.com Wes's Podcast: syntax.fm Wes's Twitter: twitter.com/wesbos Sarah Drasner Sarah's Website: sarah.dev Sarah's Twitter: twitter.com/sarah_edo Sarah's Github: github.com/sdras Ship modern …
 
Speakers: Scott Hanselman Scott's Website: hanselman.com Scott's Podcast: hanselminutes.com Scott's Youtube Channel: youtube.com/shanselman Scott's Twitter: twitter.com/shanselman Wes Bos Wes's Website: wesbos.com Wes's Podcast: syntax.fm Wes's Twitter: twitter.com/wesbos Sarah Drasner Sarah's Website: sarah.dev Sarah's Twitter: twitter.com/sarah_e…
 
Speakers: Scott Hanselman Scott's Website: hanselman.com Scott's Podcast: hanselminutes.com Scott's Twitter: twitter.com/shanselman Wes Bos Wes's Website: wesbos.com Wes's Podcast: syntax.fm Wes's Twitter: twitter.com/wesbos Sarah Drasner Sarah's Website: sarah.dev Sarah's Twitter: twitter.com/sarah_edo Sarah's Github: github.com/sdras Ship modern …
 
Talking Points: Leadership Values Illusions of Correctness Common Beginner Mistakes Valuable Technical Skills Learnable, “Innate” Skills Being Relentlessly Collaborative Value of Failure Quotable Quotes: “If I changed my attitude about things, I could actually contribute as a leader.” - AC “At the beginning of our careers, for all of us, there is s…
 
Our next guest is an entrepreneur who helps companies build awesome software engineer teams. He runs Superstruct, an LA-based consultancy specializing in building in-house engineering teams for tech startups, He’s the VP of engineering at Outlier, pivoting college education into an affordable, high quality online educational platform, He’s worked a…
 
Talking Points: Building a Mental Model Motivational Mindsets Hirable Dev Traits Communication Habits Team Skills Framing Your Career Evaluating New Technologies Quotable Quotes: “What do they actually need? How can we integrate it into their workflow? What can we do to make it easier for them?” - RF “Creating tools for other developers involves as…
 
Talking Points: Startup Lifestyle Healthy Problem Solving Setting Clear Goals Taking Ownership of Tasks Preemptive Assistance Communicating With Other Departments Small, Intentional Steps on Projects Quotable Quotes: “[Our applicants] would be great at our challenges, but would not be good at communicating.” - JH “[Standups] give you 10 minutes eve…
 
Talking Points: Aligning Intentions Personal Growth Being Valued As A Professional Synchronizing Skillsets Important Remote Work Traits Organizing Your Worklife Branding Your Skills Researching Your Role Quotable Quotes: “I look for projects where I can go and create something.” - DW “In the tech world, we should assume that we don’t know everythin…
 
Talking Points: Assessing Goals Thinking Beyond Code Interviewing Processes Core Skills & Technical Skills Find Right People For A Team Searching For A Job Exciting Tech Developments Quotable Quotes: “Think more than just about code.” - LT “Your seniority is often correlated to the effect you have outside of just yourself.” -DG “There are different…
 
Talking Points: Critical Outlooks For Success Product Focus Focusing On The Customer Extract Value From What You Provide Main Hirable Attribute Selecting Reliable Frameworks Networking As A Junior Dev Quotable Quotes: “Start with the customer and then work backwards.” - KH “Every engineer should be a product person.” - KH “Are we building an experi…
 
Talking Points: Thinking Constructively Applied Learning Power of Perseverance Cultivating Skills Lateral Career Paths Different Company Environments Negative Interview Traits Junior Dev and Senior Dev core differences Getting the most out of 1-on-1s Quotable Quotes: “Know what corners to cut and when.” DG “At every step [ through learning ] there …
 
Our next guest has one of the strongest American names I’ve ever heard and it’s fitting because he is a true American hero. A Santa Barbara, CA native, he joined the Marine Corps after 9/11 and initially served in the Infantry, then as a PSD (Personal Security Detail) and then as an elite operator in the Marine Scout Sniper platoon deploying to Ira…
 
Talking Points: Writing Educational Works Beginner Code Issues Importance of Writing Blog Posts Starting Your Blog Post Habits Qualities of Successful Devs Productivity Habits Evaluating New Technology Quotable Quotes: “I think my programming career was set back by two years because I couldn’t understand how 0 indexed arrays worked.” - NM “To be me…
 
Talking Points: Definition of Design Types of Learning Environments Setting Yourself Apart Designing Your Career Becoming A Known Quantity Quotable Quotes: “People thrive in a lot of different environments.” - AW “Being able to do so many things … I was able to find out what worked best for me and what area of the stack I enjoyed working in the mos…
 
Talking Points: Early Career Paths Problem Solving New Job Nervousness Learning From Failure The Empathy Element Developing Communication Skills Demand for Junior Developers Quotable Quotes: “In reality [ choosing your first job ] isn’t an existential crisis.” - JD “You are constantly faced with problems that you don’t know that answers to and that…
 
Our next guest is the Founder & CEO of LeshTronix Drone Systems, a UAV/Drone Technology Company based out of Westchester, New York who are developing the first ever Hovering Smartphone Case called PhoneQuad. He also has one major thing in common with Gary Vee - let us know in the comment section below when you hear it! We’re coining the phrase #sel…
 
Talking Points: Critical Skills Analyzing Fear Leveling at Companies Setting Goals Team Collaboration Situational Conversation Remote Onboarding Quotable Quotes: “Fear is not something to be taken lightly … make friends with it … evaluate it.” - HA “Growth is not comfortable.” - DG “Is this the right fear or is it just a fear that is holding me bac…
 
Talking Points: Open Source Project Writing Skills Self Promotion Key differences in Junior and Senior Engineers Developing Code Ownership Creating Tech Talks And Blog Posts Quotable Quotes: “I absolutely recommend taking over an open-source project. It’s a great way to get experience.” - VK “Writing is a very important skill, especially in modern …
 
Our next guest is the Founder & CEO of LeshTronix Drone Systems, a UAV/Drone Technology Company based out of Westchester, New York who are developing the first ever Hovering Smartphone Case called PhoneQuad. PhoneQuad is a hands-free way of communication, pictures and videos using it’s compact, durable and foldable Drone-Phone Case. The Selfie Stic…
 
Talking Points: Importance of Building Your Community Training and Cross-Training Getting Your First Job Specifying Your Job Networking Tips Developing Communication Skills Dealing With Social Anxiety Involving Yourself In Events Quotable Quotes: “I think Computer Science degrees used to be a very big deal, I do not believe that anymore.” - JS “It …
 
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