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Hosted by HarperDB's Margo McCabe


The team at HarperDB is excited to bring you our new podcast, SELECT*. We will be featuring guests across a wide range of backgrounds and topics, with the goal of being your resource for coding tips, best practices, diversity & inclusion, product reviews, tech trends, jobs, and much, much more! We ain't your grandma's podcast, we can guarantee some fun and entertainment while we're at it! Have an idea for a podcast topic, interested in being a guest, or nominating a guest? Don't hold back! Fill out the form below or reach out to anytime.

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This Month's Podcast: Tips for Code Newbies Across the Globe

A panel-style discussion with two different perspectives: a self-proclaimed code newbie and a coding instructor! Mina is an aspiring Web Developer, self-learning CSS, and Javascript. Shruti, Engineer at Paypal, is on a mission to make JavaScript and GraphQL development easier. From Javascript, front end, and 100 days of code, to community, skills for the job hunt, and staying motivated - you won't want to miss this discussion. In this episode we covered:

  • Share a bit about your journey, how did you get into tech/development?
  • When getting started, how did you determine what type of developer you wanted to be, which languages or tech stack to start with?
  • What are your main tips, dos, and don'ts, for code newbies? What's important to remember throughout the journey?
  • What about jobs - is it important to know right away when you start coding what you want to do with your career? How can you differentiate yourself in such a competitive market?
Shruti is a Senior Software Engineer on the Checkout team at PayPal and is passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge in JavaScript, React, GraphQL and front-end technologies. She shares byte-sized javascript tidbits through her newsletter - JSByte: She is also an ardent #DevJoke fan.

Mina, from Sydney, Australia, is an aspiring Web Designer & Developer. She is self-learning CSS and Javascript and has a Youtube channel focused on web design and development, social media, and self-study tips for beginners.

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