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DevDiscuss is the first original podcast from DEV, a global community of software developers of all backgrounds and experience levels. The show covers burning topics that impact the daily lives of programmers and beyond, hosted by DEV Co-Founders, Ben Halpern and Jess Lee.

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DevDiscuss is the first original podcast from DEV, a global community of software developers of all backgrounds and experience levels. The show covers burning topics that impact the daily lives of programmers and beyond, hosted by DEV Co-Founders, Ben Halpern and Jess Lee.

    S1:E9 - How to Develop for Neurodiversity and Universal Design

    S1:E9 - How to Develop for Neurodiversity and Universal Design

    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.

    • 45 min
    S1:E8 - Our Least Favorite Things About Our Favorite Languages

    S1:E8 - Our Least Favorite Things About Our Favorite Languages

    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.

    • 40 min
    S1:E7 - Voices From DEV Pride

    S1:E7 - Voices From DEV Pride

    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.

    • 4 min
    S1:E6 - Little-Known Productivity Tools; Big Productivity Gains

    S1:E6 - Little-Known Productivity Tools; Big Productivity Gains

    In this episode, we go through our favorite hardware and software that allows us to be the best developers and designers we can be. We invite DEV Principal Software Engineer, Josh Puetz, and DEV Lead Product Designer, Lisa Sy, to talk about their favorite desk setup, organizational, and efficiency tools.

    • 42 min
    S1:E5 - How Hobbies Like Powerlifting, Auto Repair, and Music Can Make You a Better Developer

    S1:E5 - How Hobbies Like Powerlifting, Auto Repair, and Music Can Make You a Better Developer

    Sometimes, as developers, we can get so wrapped up and absorbed in our work that that it becomes an all-consuming force in our lives. We get into why we shouldn't forget to have outside hobbies and passions, and how they can even help in mitigating things like burnout, imposter syndrome, and can also help with problem solving, as well as soft skills. To talk about how their own myriad of hobbies have made them better developers, we are joined by Milecia McGregor, senior UI engineer at Mediavine, and author of the DEV post, "Why It's Important To Have Hobbies Outside Of Tech," and Kayla Sween, user experience engineer at Dogly, and author of the post, "Powerlifting has made me a better developer."

    • 37 min
    S1:E4 - Should Ruby Still Be a Thing in 2020

    S1:E4 - Should Ruby Still Be a Thing in 2020

    Ruby is a scripting language created in the mid-1990s by Yukihiro "Matz" Matsumoto in Japan. It's popularity surged in Japan by 2000, which was also when the first English language book about the language, Programming Ruby was printed. After that, Ruby had its sunrise and sunset in terms of favor amongst developers, but continues to have a robust community of users. In this episode, we talk about the history of the language, some of its benefits and pitfalls, and why we continue to use it at DEV, with Vaidehi Joshi, senior software engineer at DEV, and James Harton, software engineer at Balena, and author of the 2018 DEV post, "Please stop using Ruby."

    • 46 min

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Awesome Podcast

I really like the tone and topics from this podcast, hope they continue with this level as they are going to become one of the main software related podcast out there.›

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Awesome to learn

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A pleasure to hear

I feel like I’m listening a talk between friends and this helps me disconnect from work but still being in the software mindset

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