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#34: “Staying Fit in the Developer World” with John Lyon-Smith of Amazon | Educative Sessions

#34: “Staying Fit in the Developer World” with John Lyon-Smith of Amazon | Educative Sessions

January 24, 2021
As a software developer manager, John Lyon-Smith wants to share an important concern with his team and the developer community at large: are you exercising enough? Passionate about fitness himself, John believes that developer work often leads to bad habits down the line, and even just a simple daily walk will do wonders for one's physical and mental health. This session explores John's own personal fitness hacks and his suggestions for adopting a health-first mindset. 
 

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Episode 34: "Staying Fit in the Developer World" with John Lyon-Smith of Amazon | Educative Sessions

#33: “Going Silent (and Being OK with it)” with Cameron Buckingham of Deloitte | Educative Sessions

#33: “Going Silent (and Being OK with it)” with Cameron Buckingham of Deloitte | Educative Sessions

January 24, 2021

It's been more than two years since Cam put any effort into personal branding, conference-attending, public speaking, or community engagement. He went silent: a a conscientious effort of avoiding the noise. This highly personal talk for both host and guest reviews the lessons learned and even offers a critique on life as a developer.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode #33: "Going Silent (and Being OK with it)" with Cameron Buckingham of Deloitte | Educative Sessions

#32: “What’s the weird looking stuff on the screen?” with Robert Murray of TaskRabbit | Educative Sessions

#32: “What’s the weird looking stuff on the screen?” with Robert Murray of TaskRabbit | Educative Sessions

January 15, 2021

Coding in public has always been Robert's preference. An earlier adopter to coffee shop life, for a while people didn't understand what he was doing there with his laptop, and why he wasn't talking to anyone else, or reading a book. It's much more common now, and there is a much larger, global community of nomads.

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Robert Murray s a software engineer currently working at TaskRabbit. He also has a pension for sourcing the best coffee in any city he visits, is an amateur competitive latte artist, a lover of live music, a MINI enthusiast and occasional mechanic.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode #32: "What's the weird looking stuff on the screen?" with Robert Murray of TaskRabbit | Educative Sessions

#31: “Daring to Create My Own Future in Tech” with Kenlyn Terai of Slalom Build | Educative Sessions

#31: “Daring to Create My Own Future in Tech” with Kenlyn Terai of Slalom Build | Educative Sessions

December 18, 2020

A lover of quotes, Kenlyn Terai's story is somewhere between Abraham Lincoln's "The best way to predict the future is to create it" and Helen Keller's "Life is a daring adventure or nothing." She spent a lot of time discovering the right career/life fit and decided Tech was the way to go. Join in and hear how she overcame setbacks to find a fulfilling career path.

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE

Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 31: "Daring to Create My Own Future in Tech" with Kenlyn Terai of Slalom Build | Educative Sessions

#30: “Finding My Community: Immigration and Tech” with Taimur Khan of Adsata | Educative Sessions

#30: “Finding My Community: Immigration and Tech” with Taimur Khan of Adsata | Educative Sessions

December 16, 2020

Immigrants: they get the job done, right? It is no secret the world today is increasingly polarized on immigration. However, world economies believed for years that tech innovation was propelled by newcomers, from Nikola Tesla to Sergey Brin of Google. However, Tesla or Brin might have found it difficult to integrate in today's communities based purely on their tech skill and knowledge. Hear Taimur Khan talk about his own journey why the issue of community integration for tech immigrants needs to be revisited.

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Eight year ago, Taimur Khan left Pakistan to better himself. First, a college-scholarship took him to upstate New York, and then a tech startup idea brought him to east Germany. Since moving to Germany, Taimur has not only been able to successfully establish his startup, but also to teach web development to "newcomers."

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 30: "Finding My Community: Immigration and Tech" with Taimur Khan of Adsata | Educative Sessions

#29: “A Mother’s Long, Winding Road into Technology” with Ivette Cortez of ChickTech | Educative Sessions

#29: “A Mother’s Long, Winding Road into Technology” with Ivette Cortez of ChickTech | Educative Sessions

December 14, 2020

Is there such a thing as the perfect life and career? For Ivette Cortez, this question drove her to make some big leaps of faith and fulfill her lifelong dream, including bringing her 4 year-old to a free coding class! By putting her values first, Ivette iterated her career repeatedly until she found a way to a charmed life and career that combines her passions for education, community inclusion, and technology.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/By0G7tdNe9c

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Since 2016, Ivette Cortez has been working for ChickTech to empower womxn, girls, and promote equity and diversity in tech. In the spring of 2020, Ivette led the roll-out of ChickTech’s online platform ACT-W+ to help mitigate the negative impact COVID-19 has had for womxn in tech.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 29: "A Mother's Long, Winding Road into Technology" with Ivette Cortez of ChickTech | Educative Sessions

#28: “Always Check Your Defaults” with Hunter Davis of RealSelf | Educative Sessions

#28: “Always Check Your Defaults” with Hunter Davis of RealSelf | Educative Sessions

December 9, 2020

Long ago a much younger engineer was fresh out of college and writing software for a manufacturing company whose machines cut wings for stealth bombers. This is the story of a trio of troublesome software bugs, one debugged while talking over the phone with an unnamed military personnel, one which caused the printing of 30K extra "disk 2" cds, and one which deleted all the files on his supervisor's machine.

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Hunter Davis is an author, hacker, blogger, and currently Director of Engineering at RealSelf.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 28: "Thrown into the Deep End: Inheriting Legacy Code" with David Garrison of Quote Wizard | Educative Sessions

#27: “Thrown into the Deep End: Inheriting Legacy Code” with David Garrison of Quote Wizard | Educative Sessions

#27: “Thrown into the Deep End: Inheriting Legacy Code” with David Garrison of Quote Wizard | Educative Sessions

December 2, 2020

On three separate occasions, David Garrison has joined a team and, within a few months, has ended up as the most senior person on that team. For better or worse, David has had to learn how to dig into old projects with minimal documentation and no one to ask what this weird piece of logic does and why everything breaks when it's changed.

Watch on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/5ZsjCEdz5Tc 

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David Garrison (they/them) is a Data Engineer, currently specializing in Azure and Snowflake databases and pipelines. They started out as a mathematician and scientist before finding their way into database work for a variety of industries ranging from International trade regulations, to Bible software, to insurance lead generation.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 27: "Thrown into the Deep End: Inheriting Legacy Code" with David Garrison of Quote Wizard | Educative Sessions

#26: “Rerouting: Getting Derailed from an Academic Career” with Susan Fung of Liberty Mutual | Educative Sessions

#26: “Rerouting: Getting Derailed from an Academic Career” with Susan Fung of Liberty Mutual | Educative Sessions

December 1, 2020

While in pursuit of a PhD, Susan Fung was set on a career as a science researcher. However, some of her experiments didn't go as planned, and as Susan also developed arm and neck pain, her career was derailed into uncertainty. In this Session, Susan shares her emotional process in 2014 of transitioning from a career in academia to data science.

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Dr. Susan Fung is a data scientist and first-generation university graduate of Berkeley and the University of Washington with degrees in Cognitive Science and Neurobiology. She delights in telling the stories behind the data.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 26: "Rerouting: Getting Derailed from an Academic Career" with Susan Fung of Liberty Mutual | Educative Sessions

#25: “Let’s break down the data science hiring process, shall we?” with Charles Givre | Educative Sessions

#25: “Let’s break down the data science hiring process, shall we?” with Charles Givre | Educative Sessions

November 23, 2020

Charles Givre is the co-founder and CEO of DataDistillR. Previously, Charles led engineering teams at JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Booz Allen Hamilton. Charles is passionate about teaching data science and analytic skills and has classes all over the world at conferences, universities and for clients. He is the co-author of the O'Reilly book, Learning Apache Drill.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/1-KM6aiTamY

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Charles Givre is the co-founder and CEO of DataDistillR. Previously, Charles led engineering teams at JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank and Booz Allen Hamilton. Charles is passionate about teaching data science and analytic skills and has classes all over the world at conferences, universities and for clients. He is the co-author of the O'Reilly book, Learning Apache Drill.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 25: "Let's break down the data science hiring process, shall we?" with Charles Givre | Educative Sessions

#24: “Rubber Ducky Coding: A.I. and the Future of Online Education” with Alex Wyrick | Educative Sessions

#24: “Rubber Ducky Coding: A.I. and the Future of Online Education” with Alex Wyrick | Educative Sessions

November 20, 2020

When Alex Wyrick worked on a research project, the first half required him to study AI chatbots, and the second half needed a focus on online learning. He devised a plan to teach a kids coding camp, using a Slack channel to emulate the chatbot experience. He soon learned that chatbots don't need to do anything special to be helpful. They only need to be there ... like a rubber ducky.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/Luq45IBMXqk

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Alex Wyrick is a Senior UX designer at Hitachi Vantara where he specializes in product accessibility on their enterprise software. He is also an artist, a startup enthusiast, and an all around fanboy of all things EdTech. He hopes one day to put a small dent in improving the way that people learn.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 24: "Rubber Ducky Coding: A.I. and the Future of Online Education" with Alex Wyrick | Educative Sessions

#23: “The Wanderlust Years That Inspired Me to Become a Coder” with Dawn Saquin of Wicket Labs | Educative Sessions

#23: “The Wanderlust Years That Inspired Me to Become a Coder” with Dawn Saquin of Wicket Labs | Educative Sessions

November 18, 2020

Although Dawn Saquin was exposed to code rather early in her career after taking a break from college, it took a year of world travel and another of teaching in a foreign country to fully understand her potential and pursue a program in software development. Learn about her exciting journey and gained wisdom in this special Session.




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Dawn Saquin is a Seattle-based software developer currently with Wicket Labs. Prior to her life as a coder, she’s worked in a multitude of jobs in the tech world and traveled to nearly a dozen countries. Dawn is an adventurer at heart and escapes to the mountains to hike and climb at every opportunity.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 23: "The Wanderlust Years That Inspired Me to Become a Coder" with Dawn Saquin of Wicket Labs | Educative Sessions

#22: “A Website? Build by Mobile Developers? How Hard Could It Be?” with Damien Cavaillès | Educative Sessions

#22: “A Website? Build by Mobile Developers? How Hard Could It Be?” with Damien Cavaillès | Educative Sessions

November 12, 2020

As Damien Cavaillès’s developer team focuses primarily on mobile apps, building a website was a little out of their comfort zone. They brought in a 17-year-old web developer who immediately threw everything that they worked on into the trash. Virtually starting over, Damien and his team came together to learn new libraries and techniques to build a site that help developers in their job search.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/qZFve6M8uuo

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Damien Cavalliès is a developer based in France who loves to disrupt the recruitment space. He co-founded WeLoveDevs.com in 2015 and draws heavily from his passion to help other developers find a place where they’ll be happy with their work.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 22: "A Website? Build by Mobile Developers? How Hard Could It Be?" with Damien Cavaillès | Educative Sessions

#21: “How a Designer Became the Company Hero … on the First Day” with Alex Cherednichenko | Educative Sessions

#21: “How a Designer Became the Company Hero … on the First Day” with Alex Cherednichenko | Educative Sessions

November 12, 2020

A few years ago, Alex Cherednichenko was a team leader on a tech startup. He received a notification from AWS that they were burning $40,000 per day in server power! It turned out their AWS keys got into hands of some crafty crypto miners. Unsure of what to do, Alex and the team started mitigation and investigation which led to a designer on their very first day who happened to know the exact solution to their problem. Hear what happened next in this very special Session.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/Pv9X7u3QnWM

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Alex Cherednichenko is an engineer, entrepreneur, and a big fan of cyberpunk and educational technology. He started with programmer roles 15 years ago at his first year of university and through many possible roles in engineering and project management. Alex bootstrapped own service company Logicify before joining DataArt, which builds educational technology services for vertical and startups.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 21: "How a Designer Became the Company Hero ... on the First Day" with Alex Cherednichenko | Educative Sessions

#20: “An Uncertain Future: Automation’s Impact on BIPOC-Owned Businesses” with Domonique Meeks | Educative Sessions

#20: “An Uncertain Future: Automation’s Impact on BIPOC-Owned Businesses” with Domonique Meeks | Educative Sessions

November 10, 2020

Is automation technology a way for small businesses owned by Black, Indigeneous and People of Color (BIPOC) to survive COVID-19's economic downturn? Will they also reverse centuries of discrimination and finally level the playing field, or could they make matters even worse? Entrepreneur and No Blueprint Podcast host Domonique Meeks will share his thoughts on the subject, focusing on the city of Seattle.

Watch it on YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/4A9wbZTR5PI

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Domonique Meeks is the co-founder and creative director of Ambassador Stories. He is the host of the No Blueprint Podcast and a storyteller. His work revolves around digital access, and democratizing technology and media.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.

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Episode 20: "An Uncertain Future: Automation's Impact on BIPOC-Owned Businesses" with Domonique Meeks of Ambassador Stories and the City of Seattle

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