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39 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Building Teams that Build Secure Financial Tools with Stripe
Money makes the world go ‘round. That’s why there’s recently been a lot of innovation in the fintech space when it comes to building online payments solutions for businesses.Bernie Torres, software engineer at Stripe, is helping lead the charge toward building a financial infrastructure for the internet. Stripe is now a legend in the fintech world for its developer-first approach to online payments — leading to companies like Facebook and Salesforce adopting the platform. In this episode of Decoded, our host Sydney Lai sits down with Berni to discuss how Stripe tackles security issues and how they affect the development of Stripe’s fintech solutions. The pair also dive deep into the ongoing complexities of fintech development.Other topics discussed include:The history of Stripe and how it evolved into one of the biggest financial operations companiesStripe’s early days as a developer tool designed to help companies integrate online payments into what they were working onSome of the unique challenges Berni has seen Stripe tackle, and how the company did itHow Stripe has evolved to accommodate a plethora of payment options all while navigating government regulations in countries around the globe
29 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
MongoDB: Where Databases and Developers Meet feat. Nic Raboy
Data is the digital currency for most businesses. That’s why database management is a hot topic within the developer community — and why MongoDB wants developers to build with databases in mind.Nic Raboy, Senior Developer Advocate at MongoDB, is a pioneer in educating developers on how to manage, secure, and streamline the databases behind their applications. In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai chats with Nic about document databases and how they can help simplify processes for developers and power their applications. Other talking points include:The history of MongoDB and why it was createdHow MongoDB evolved from serving primarily game developers to powering apps for all industriesData management strategies and document database use casesMongoDB Realm and how developers can use it to fuel mobile apps
44 minutes | May 19, 2021
Tackling Tooling and Tech Debt with GitHub feat. Keerthana "KK" Kumar
Most developers use GitHub every day, and many can even attribute their first steps into the development world to the source code management functionality of GitHub. For the team behind the platform, nothing is more exciting than cultivating an open source community that helps make developers into innovators.That’s why Keerthana “KK” Kumar, director of engineering at GitHub, is able to wake up with a smile on her face everyday to do what she loves — coaching engineering teams to build products that bring out the best work in other developers and, ultimately, make the world better.In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai sits down with KK to discuss her developer journey, from first using GitHub to eventually working for the company. They also chat about the history of GitHub within the developer community and what it is like to work at such a wonderfully quirky company.Other discussion topics include:How GitHub became so prominent among those studying software development in the late-2000s.How development tools are being streamlined to make it easier for people to get up and running on their developer journey.How code storage and version management helped set the stage for more collaborative working environments in the developer community.How GitHub decides on the projects it works on to meld work cultures across various industries and make software development simpler.What KK believes GitHub is really good at.How GitHub tackles technical debt and other head-scratchers in the community.
48 minutes | May 5, 2021
Building on Blockchain with Chainlink feat. Patrick Collins
For many people, “blockchain” means cryptocurrency. But there’s so much more to blockchain technology. It is revolutionizing how digital interactions are structured and secured — and developers are driving this change.In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai speaks with Patrick Collins, developer advocate at Chainlink Labs and founder and CEO of Alpha Chain, to learn what developers are building using blockchain, and how blockchain-based smart contracts will reshape the internet. Patrick also shares his own journey from hedge fund firm to his current role at Chainlink and founder of his own firm. Other discussion topics include:The evolution and future of Web3, and the opportunities it offers developers How oracle networks work and their role in securing smart contractsThe challenges the industry currently faces in terms of blockchain development
45 minutes | Mar 31, 2021
Development Meets Design at Adobe feat. Kerri Shotts
When you think of Adobe, you may think of it as a design tool rather than a developer tool. But with offerings like Adobe XD, the company is helping blur the lines between web design and development.Joining us on this episode of Decoded is Kerri Shotts, Principal Product Manager at Adobe. She is passionate about extending creative tools in new and innovative ways, as well as advocating for a fantastic developer experience.Host Sydney Lai sits down with Kerri to discuss how Adobe has evolved its product offerings to help developers and designers alike create unique web and mobile experiences. They also chat about how development is built into the fabric of Adobe, and how that affects the intersection of development and design.
42 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Delivering APIs with Postman feat. Arlemi Turpault
One of the most exciting things about development is that we no longer have to build everything from scratch. Developers can now focus more on conducting and orchestrating different APIs between systems to create something truly unique.Arlemi Turpault sees this firsthand at Postman, a developer tool that allows devs to build, integrate and test APIs. As a developer advocate, Arlemi strives to empower developers and make it easier to collaborate and build amazing things.In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai sits down with Arlemi to discuss why tools like Postman are so exciting for developers. They also chat about democratizing the ability to build software integrations.
42 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
Talk to Me: A Conversation with Twilio feat. Corey Weathers
Corey Weathers, Developer Evangelist at Twilio, has made it his mission to empower people to communicate in ways that work best for them. Twilio, in particular, has led the charge in revolutionizing the tools developers use each day to make these meaningful connections and do it at scale.In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai sits down with Corey to discuss how he started his career in software development and how he found himself at Twilio. They also explore the evolution of communication apps and how developers’ relationships with the platforms they use have changed.
51 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Giving Tech a Voice at Google feat. Jessica Earley-Cha
The rise of voice-controlled devices has been exciting not just for consumers, but also for developers. Few people understand the intricacies of building voice-powered applications like Jessica Earley-Cha, developer relations engineer on the Google Assistant team. In this episode of Decoded, host Sydney Lai is joined by guest co-host Antonio Alegria, head of AI at OutSystems, to chat with Jessica about her developer journey and how she landed in her role at Google, the history of voice and AI, and how these technologies are shaping the future of software development.
47 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
Amplifying Innovation at AWS feat. Nicki Stone
In the second episode of Season 2, Nicki Stone takes us behind the scenes at Amplify and shares how it works with the entire AWS ecosystem.
40 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
From Word of Mouth to Ruling the World at Slack feat. Justin Hardin
Justin Hardin, Senior Software Engineer at Slack, has seen firsthand how Slack has evolved from a platform designed for gamers into a digital workspace solution helping companies communicate and work together — especially in an increasingly remote environment.In this episode, Decoded host Sydney Lai chats with Justin about how Slack started and some of the technical challenges faced when developing the platform. The pair also discuss the future of work — and how tools like Slack are helping develop the remote workspaces businesses need to succeed.
37 minutes | Dec 9, 2020
Latinx in Tech feat. David Silva
Almost 20% of the U.S. population is Latinx. So, how do we provide opportunities for diversity in the programming world, particularly for the Latinx community? David Silva, Co-Founder of the nonprofit Techqueria, has worked tirelessly to help members of the Latinx community uncover their potential in the programming world.During this episode, Decoded host Sydney Lai chats with David about what drives developers to build, as well as the skills and opportunities that exist in diverse communities of developers. They also talk about David’s work as a community leader and how this work impacts tech companies and their hiring of Latinx developers.Other discussion topics include: David’s experience getting started in software development What inspires David to continue driving the Latinx movement in the tech industry How David has seen the tech industry disrupt the Latinx community How aspiring developers in the Latinx community can position themselves to succeed RELATED LINKS Check out David’s organization, Techqueria. Follow David on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more about OutSystems. Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School -- 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!
52 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
Back to Work feat. Dave Fontenot
Rejoining the workforce can be tough, but rejoining the workforce as a developer can be even tougher. For Dave Fontenot, General Partner at Backend Capital and Founder of the developer networking website HackMatch, he has lived the life of a developer, a monk, and a Hackathon whiz. He also started his own VC fund based on the thesis of investing in great developers. Dave has experienced rejoining the workforce first-hand, and even created tools and communities to make that change simpler.Dave sat down with Decoded host Sydney Lai to chat about how to find your way back into the industry after a hiatus. The pair also shared tips and ideas that developers may need to thrive after rejoining the workforce.Other discussion topics include: Dave’s experience getting into programming. Making the decision to take a sabbatical. Avoiding programming burnout. How jobs in other industries impact your programming, and vice versa. RELATED LINKS Learn more about Dave’s VC fund Backend Capital. Follow Dave on Twitter and LinkedIn. Check out Dave’s companies HackMatch and MHacks. Learn more about OutSystems. Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School — 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!
37 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
Rookie Year feat. Katie Mallinson & Royce Willmschen
It’s funny to think about what has — and hasn’t — changed for fledgling developer careers over the past several decades. Both Katie Mallinson, Full Stack Developer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), and Royce Willmschen, Senior Manager of Software Engineering at HPE, have unique upbringings in the development space. Royce began his development career in the early 1980s and has since become a senior manager at one of the most notable IT companies in the world, while Katie’s development repertoire is beginning to flourish as her career continues to grow.Decoded host Sydney Lai sat down with Katie and Royce to discuss their career journeys and how to successfully transition from student to junior developer. Royce and Katie also discuss the importance of mentorships and how that can help shape the course of your career as a developer.Other discussion topics include: What got both Katie and Royce interested in software development; What the hiring process looked like for them at the beginning of their careers; Aspects of the developer world that Katie wasn’t aware prior to getting her first gig; and How junior developers can continue to climb up the professional ladder by understanding how top-tier companies recruit, retain, and mentor their employees. RELATED LINKS Check out everything going on at HPE. Follow Katie on LinkedIn. Follow Royce on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more about OutSystems. Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School — 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!
39 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
From Developer To Entrepreneur feat. Philip Thomas
The journey of a developer can lead to a variety of paths, and oftentimes the lessons and skills learned can be priceless for scrappy entrepreneurs looking to develop their own offering to better the world. A notable example can be found in the highly successful career of Philip Thomas, VP of Product and Engineering at Zyper. Initially beginning as a meetup organizer for the developer community, Philip’s career grew to founding the developer community platform Moonlight, which was recently acquired by PullRequest. He is now a VP for one of the biggest brand community software companies in the world.Philip sits down with Decoded host Sydney Lai to share the story of his career as a developer and how it positioned him for success as a founder and entrepreneur. Other discussion topics include: How Philip's path toward a career as a doctor led to him find his true passion in development; How his developer journey brought him into the role of a founder/entrepreneur in the $4 billion influencer economy; Building awesome products in the developer community and how that art is keeping people connected; Ways to ensure you’re having fun with what you develop for work; and How to grow as a developer and what a transition to C-level leadership looks like. RELATED LINKS Check out Philip’s company, Zyper. Get weekly content from Philip on building online businesses. Learn more about the developer community Moonlight. Follow Philip on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more about OutSystems. Reach out to Sydney Lai on Twitter, guest recommendations welcomed! Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School — 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!
42 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Closing the Gender Gap feat. Joey Rosenberg
In a male-dominated industry, how can the community come together to help close the gender gap? Joey Rosenberg, Chief Leadership Officer for the international nonprofit Women Who Code, has experienced everything the industry has to offer — from getting her hands dirty in the startup world to working for Fortune 50 companies and supporting organizations like Girl Scouts of America. Therefore, it's a wonderful opportunity to chat with Joey about how to inspire women to excel in technology and development careers.Joey sits down with Decoded host Sydney Lai to discuss how women can find their true selves within the industry. Other topics covered in the discussion include: Joey’s unexpected journey into the tech world; The history of Women Who Code and where it stands in the industry; The hurdles women have to overcome in the tech world; How diversity fuels innovation; and What works well when building diverse teams that will succeed. RELATED LINKS Learn more about OutSystems. Check out Women Who Code. Follow Joey on Twitter and LinkedIn. Get in touch with the OutSystems community. Apply for the OutSystems App-Development School — 2 weeks of remote training in OutSystems with a certification exam and introductions to employers who are actively hiring within your region!
38 minutes | Sep 14, 2020
Gray Hat feat. Dee Dee Walsh
What does it mean for developers to age in an industry that grows and evolves so quickly?
2 minutes | Sep 12, 2020
Season One Trailer
What's to come on season one of Decoded!
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