Levi Sharpe is the senior podcast producer at DEV, currently producing, editing, and mixing their CodeNewbie, DevDiscuss, and Base.cs podcasts. He also sound designs and mixes the narrative fiction podcast Roommate From Hell, which is about a girl named Claire who moves in with a literal demon from hell named Bea, they become friends, and antics ensue. Previous to working at DEV, he was lead podcast producer at Gizmodo Media Group, where he helped launch their podcast, producing and editing Lifehacker’s Webby-nominated podcast, The Upgrade, as well as Jezebel's pop culture podcast DirtCast and their politics show Big Time Dicks.
In this episode, we’re talking about live coding with Jesse Weigel, senior software engineer at Dicks Sporting Goods, and YouTube live streamer for freeCodeCamp. Jesse talks about how he got into live streaming his work, the ways in which live streaming has helped him as a developer, and his advice for folks who want to start their own coding livestream. Show Links MongoDB (sponsor) TwilioQuest (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Cloudinary (sponsor) DICK'S Sporting Goods freeCodeCamp YouTube HTML Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) C++ JavaScript WordPress freeCodeCamp Codecademy Udacity Open source Git GitHub Twitch Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Gwendolyn Faraday Vue.js noopkat The Matrix StarCraft Jesse WeigelJesse Weigel is a senior software engineer at Dick's Sporting Goods who live codes for the freeCodeCamp YouTube channel. He is currently building things with React Native. Jesse loves sharing his coding experiences with other developers, including his struggles and failures, and is happy when he gets a chance to encourage new developers.
There are a lot of ways that the tech world is failing when it comes to employing and developing for those who are neurodivergent. We speak with Heidi Waterhouse, senior developer advocate at LaunchDarkly, and Lydia X.Z. Brown, Policy Counsel for the Privacy and Data Project at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and Adjunct Professor for Georgetown University's Disability Studies Program, about neuraldiversity and what tech could be doing better when it comes to universal design and accessibility.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Commerce.js (sponsor) DigitalOcean (sponsor) LaunchDarkly Center for Democracy and Technology Georgetown University: Disability Studies Neurodiversity Universal Design and Accessibility I Have ADD and So Can Ooh, Shiny! Lydia X. Z. BrownLydia X. Z. Brown is an advocate, organizer, strategist, educator, writer, and attorney working for disability justice and liberation. For over a decade, their work has focused on building solidarity-based communities and addressing the root causes of interpersonal and state violence targeting disabled people, especially those at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and violence. Heidi WaterhouseHeidi is an experienced professional communicator deeply invested in getting information to people who need it in the easiest way for everyone involved. Sometimes that involves public speaking, blog posts, and technical writing, but at one point she had a lively cutlery-based description of full-disk encryption. She has realized that the best way to scale her philosophy of simple and empathic communication is to teach others, so she is working on a book on technical writing for developers and other reluctant technologists.
In this episode, we get into what are our pet peeves and grievances about the coding language we love the most. Guests Addy Osmani, engineering manager at Google, and Ridhwana Khan, senior engineer at DEV, both chose JavaScript, and they dig into why the language could be more opinionated, whether there should be a standardized library, and more. We also hear from our audience about what they dislike most about their beloved coding languages.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Commerce.js (sponsor) DigitalOcean (sponsor) Vanilla JS Preact Ruby https://elm-lang.org/ PHP React Java Lighthouse PageSpeed Insights JavaScript Spaghetti code Linter JSLint ESLint Lodash TC39 Vue TypeScript Snake case Camel Case Addy OsmaniAddy Osmani considers himself to be an occasional JavaScript Janitor, who cares about improving user-experiences on the web. He is also an engineering manager working on Google Chrome at Google, focused on web performance and tooling.Ridhwana KhanRidhwana Khan is a senior software engineer at DEV
Each June, communities across the world celebrate Pride Month as an important, reflective, and joyful time to recognize both the ongoing adversities and inspiring achievements of LGBTQIA+ people everywhere. DEV has decided to post this episode on June 23rd, because on this day in 1912, English mathematician, computer scientist, logician, cryptanalyst, philosopher, and theoretical biologist, Alan Turing was born. Turing's accomplishments were astounding and groundbreaking during his lifetime and still are today: He invented the device that broke the code for the German Enigma machine, a device for sending coded messages to units of the German forces during WWII. Later, he would also break the Naval Enigma, which had vastly more complicated code than the first. Turing's work had to be conducted so secretly that the importance of what he accomplished — and the degree to which he shortened the war— were vastly overlooked at the time. Turing also happened to be gay. He died at the age of 41, two years after being stripped of his security clearance and charged legally and violently for his sexuality at the hands of the same government he served during the war. Turing was not only an astounding technologist — he remains a symbol of the triumphs of LGBTQIA+ folks in tech in spite of overwhelming persecution. This year, Pride Month is particularly poignant. The United States - and the world - is finally beginning to grapple with the countless deaths faced by Black people due to police brutality, overt racism, and systemic hatred for centuries. In the midst of this pain and important work, we cannot forget the particularly deep and painful impact experienced by the LGBTQIA+ individuals that overlap with these communities. Black and transgender women are particularly oppressed and at risk of being victims of violence. For more data on the disproportionate affect of violence on the transgender and gender non-conforming community in 2020 alone, please read the report in our shownotes titled, “Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020.” Most importantly, you can support Black LGBTQIA+ people with your signatures and money. Discover ways to do so via GLAAD. Please enjoy this collection of recordings collected from the DEV community about their experiences being a LGBTQIA+ developer and what makes them proud.Show Notes Fastly (sponsor) Heroku (sponsor) Commerce.js (sponsor) DigitalOcean (sponsor) Violence Against the Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Community in 2020 GLAAD Celebrating DEV Pride & Alan Turing!
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Mar 16th, 1988
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