From zero to thought leader in 6 months
We’re talking with Emma Wedekind about going from zero to thought leader in 6 months. We talk about the nuances of UX including the differences between an UX Designer and a UX Engineer, we touch on “the great divide”, and we talk about Coding Coach — the open source project and community that Emma and others are building to connect software developers and mentors all over the world.
- DigitalOcean – The simplest cloud platform for developers and teams Whether you’re running one virtual machine or ten thousand, makes managing your infrastructure too easy. New accounts get $100 in credit to use in your first 60 days.
- GoCD + Kubernetes – With GoCD running on Kubernetes, you define your build workflow and let GoCD provision and scale build infrastructure on the fly. GoCD installs as a Kubernetes native application. Scale your build infrastructure elastically. Learn more at gocd.org/kubernetes
- Rollbar – We move fast and fix things because of Rollbar. Resolve errors in minutes. Deploy with confidence. Learn more at rollbar.com/changelog.
- Fastly – Our bandwidth partner. Fastly powers fast, secure, and scalable digital experiences. Move beyond your content delivery network to their powerful edge cloud platform. Learn more at fastly.com.
- Emma Wedekind – Twitter, GitHub
- Adam Stacoviak – Twitter, GitHub, Website
- Jerod Santo – Twitter, GitHub, Website
Notes and Links
- Emma Wedekind on dev.to
- How I Gained 27,000 Twitter Followers In 6 Months
- My Journey Into Software Engineering
- 5 Books Which Will Improve Your Career
- Book —The Culture Map
- Coding Coach — a free, open-source platform which aims to connect software developers and mentors all over the world.
- Coding Coach on Patreon
- The Changelog #333: Tactical design advice for developers featuring Erik Kennedy
- Lara Hogan on mentorship and sponsorship
- JS Party #61: How great the (front end) divide with Nick, Suz, and KBall
- JS Party #67: The great divide reprise featuring Chris Coyier
Questions from the community and Twitter
- @UKGeekgirlBCS — twitter.com/UKGeekgirlBCS/status/1115970699229843456
- @shreeshbhat — twitter.com/shreeshbhat/status/1115973319352827906
- @donnacamos88 —twitter.com/donnacamos88/status/1116061580851056640
- @LashaKrikheli — twitter.com/LashaKrikheli/status/1116051141492654081