Saron Yitbarek is the patron saint of beginning coders. Her platform CodeNewbie — which is also a Twitter chat, Slack community, and a popular podcast — serves as a helpful and supportive community for anyone looking to start their journey to becoming a programmer.
We talked about her inspiration for starting CodeNewbie, how she first got into code, how cultivating CodeNewbie has helped balance the negativity in the tech industry, and what fuels her to succeed. I love how Saron is such a positive and inspirational force for all coders!
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I had such a great time talking with Jole Simmons, a killer presentation designer who has done work for Facebook, Duarte Designs, The Creative Group, the National Association of Black Journalists, and Microsoft. And wouldn’t you know it — Jole and I had this conversation while he was on vacation! Talk about dedication!
Jole talked about his unconventional journey from a Hampton University grad working in advertising to a mid-career change that where he’s now best known as the “presentation guy”. We also talked about inspiration, mentoring, and the importance of racial diversity in the design field.
Also, don’t forget to enter to win one of two free tickets to Generate NYC! We’re announcing the winners on June 13!
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