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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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Shannon Washington is a true creative force! Several people that have been on the show have recommended that I talk with her, and after seeing her in this year’s Women’s Freedom Conference, I knew I had to make it happen.

Our conversation started with a simple question: “When did you first fall in love with design?” From there, we talked about her time at Howard University, how she became a creative director, the people who inspire her, and her dream project. Shannon is definitely more than just a creative director, world traveler, and fierce advocate for Black women — she is a creator!


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And of course, much thanks to Creative Market, a marketplace that sells beautiful, ready-to-use design content from thousands of independent creators around the globe.
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Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
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Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
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I met Vanessa French-Harris when I spoke in Raleigh earlier this month at the Hopscotch Design Festival. We spoke a bit before and after my talk, and I knew she would be fantastic to have on the show. Currently, Vanessa is the graphic design manager at Meredith College, and she has decades of experience in this industry.

We talked about her time at Parsons in NYC and her work in the NYC design scene, her illustration work, and her priceless advice for designers in the field right now. I’m so glad I had the chance to connect with Vanessa, and I think you’ll get a lot of gems out of this interview. Enjoy!


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And of course, much thanks to Creative Market, a marketplace that sells beautiful, ready-to-use design content from thousands of independent creators around the globe.
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Revision Path is also sponsored by Hover. Visit hover.com/revisionpath and save 10% off your first purchase! Big thanks to Hover!
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Revision Path is brought to you by MailChimp. Huge thanks to them for their support of the show! Visit them today and say thanks!
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Catt SmallCatt Small is her name and there’s no shame in her game. I talked with the Bronx-born UX designer/developer about how she got started, the need for greater representation in the tech field, her work with Brooklyn Gamery and The Code Liberation Foundation, and even geeked out over gaming for a bit and talked about fighters and racial and gender representation in gaming.

NOTE: The audio quality is a bit rough.

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