Best Code Newbie Episodes

These are the top ten epsidoes of Code Newbie as choosen by our algorithm. Rankings are recalculated daily. How it works.

  • S8:E8 - What it's like to be in a computer science class ...

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    • icon 2019-05-27
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    CS50 is the largest class at Harvard with 800 students but you can also find these engaging lectures online. We chat with the professor of this popular and unconventional class David Malan Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science.
  • S9:E6 - What is Java good for and why is it still one of ...

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    • icon 2019-08-12
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    GitHub cited Java as one of the most popular coding languages in 2018 and there is a reason why this language has stood the test of time. We chat with Peggy Fisher content manager at Linkedin Learning Solutions and author of the book Get Programming with Java about why Java is still so popular what it’s good for and how to get started.
  • S9:E5 - Why you should understand user interface and desi...

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    • icon 2019-08-05
    • icon Score: 17785
    No matter how good of an idea you have for a product if the design isn't executed well and people don't like the interface the product might as well not even exist. To talk about the importance of good user interfaces and design we brought in Mina Markham senior engineer at Slack and creator of the Pantsuit User Interface for Hilary Clinton's 2016 campaign
  • S8:E7 - How do you transform your career? (Kanika Tolver)

    • icon Rank: 4
    • icon 2019-05-20
    • icon Score: 13950
    Deciding to start over again and begin a new career path can be overwhelming and stressful. We chat with Kanika Tolver founder of Career Rehab and senior project manager for the US Department of the Treasury about some of the most important things to consider and some of the best resources to use to help you along with your career shift.
  • S8:E6 - How to make the workplace more inclusive (Nicole ...

    • icon Rank: 5
    • icon 2019-05-13
    • icon Score: 11684
    We chat with Nicole Sanchez founder and managing partner at Vaya Consulting a D&I consulting firm about living by your company's values and making diversity and inclusion a founding priority.
  • S9:E8 - Why you should read the new edition of the Pragma...

    • icon Rank: 6
    • icon 2019-08-26
    • icon Score: 11412
    The Pragmatic Programmer was published in 1999 by software engineers Andy Hunt and Dave Thomas and is considered to be one of the quintessential books on programming. For its 20th anniversary edition we chat with Andy and Dave about the book’s impact what’s changed in the new edition and what remains the same along with things they’ve learned over the past 20 years.
  • S9:E7 - How do you create visual recognition software eth...

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    • icon 2019-08-19
    • icon Score: 11084
    At the time of this recording the New York Times released a report titled "As Cameras Track Detroit’s Residents a Debate Ensues Over Racial Bias" which discussed some of the issues in machine learning such as algorithmic bias and facial recognition software giving more false matches for black people than white people. We chat with Nashlie Sephus CTO of Partpic which was acquired by Amazon in 2016 and now an Applied Science Manager at Amazon Web Services about her journey into machine learning developing Partpic and tackling some of the ethical issues in machine learning in her new role at Amazon.
  • S10:E8 - What you should look for in online coding course...

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    • icon 2019-11-11
    • icon Score: 8884
    With the explosion of coding bootcamps video courses and other resources for coding it can be tough for somebody starting out to cut the wheat from the chaff. We chat with Colt Steele Colt Steele developer and bootcamp instructor at Udemy about his winding road to becoming a coder what makes a good course and the best way to find and learn from them.
  • S10:E7 - Why you should learn to speak machine (John Maeda)

    • icon Rank: 9
    • icon 2019-11-04
    • icon Score: 6966
    We chat with John Maeda Chief Experience Officer at Publicis Sapient about his journey into combining art and technology going from working in academia to silicon valley and his new book “How to Speak Machine: Laws of Design For a Computational Age.”
  • S10:E6 - How can we make the future of programming more i...

    • icon Rank: 10
    • icon 2019-10-28
    • icon Score: 6596
    We chat with Tim O'Reilly founder of O’Reilly Media about what we’re doing wrong and what we’re doing right with teaching programming today and how we need to make coding more inclusive for more than just career developers.
  • S9:E1 - How do you go from hackathons to building a hurri...

    • icon Rank: 11
    • icon 2019-07-08
    • icon Score: 5910
    In this episode we chat with one of the winner of IBM's 2018 Call for Code virtual hackathon which focuses on challenging developers to find ways to reduce the impact of natural disasters through technology. The winners of Project OWL a deployable mesh network for bringing connectivity to survivors of natural disasters (don't worry we explain what that it) were part of 100000 developers to compete. You can join this year's Call for Code 2019 at
  • S8:E4 - How to get hired (Kevin Lozandier)

    • icon Rank: 12
    • icon 2019-04-29
    • icon Score: 5566
    In this week’s episode Saron chats with Google user experience engineer Kevin Lozandier about how he spent years building his resume and after failing the first time finally got in to Google.
  • S9:E0 - Season 9 trailer (Jeffrey Liebert Ali Spittel M...

    • icon Rank: 13
    • icon 2019-07-03
    • icon Score: 5560
    We're gearing up to launch season 9 on July 8th and we couldn't be more excited for you to listen. We got a ton of great guests to talk about a bunch of awesome topics including workplace burnout why you should learn user interface and design and dealing with online trolls.
  • S9:E2 - What is data journalism and how do you tell stori...

    • icon Rank: 14
    • icon 2019-07-15
    • icon Score: 5418
    In this episode we chat with Sandeep Junnarkar Director of Interactive Journalism at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He tells us about his journey into code launching the New York Times on the web what data journalism is and how to do it and why it’s important to tell stories through code.
  • S8:E3 - Coding without code (Joanna Smith)

    • icon Rank: 15
    • icon 2019-04-22
    • icon Score: 4926
    How do you code without actually coding? What tools can you use to build apps and automate workflows without using any code? Joanna shares the power for these non-coding tools and how you can build amazing solutions with tools like GSuite.
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