Saron Yitbarek is the host of the Code Newbie podcast. With seventeen seasons of the show published, listeners are sure to find useful content no matter their level of coding experience. Each show is focused on one topic with featured guests from around the world who work in the coding/development space. Not every guest started their careers in coding, and that makes this show different from many of the other shows in the category.
Listening to episodes from each season reveals timeless-yet-timely content. Saron is an intuitive interviewer who smoothly weaves a story around the experiences of each guest while making the content accessible and interesting, even if you are not a coder. Episodes go deep on each topic, and guests are encouraged to share the personal along with the knowledge transfer.
Seasons have a good mix of technical and non-technical topics to help developers expand their social, human experience, interviewing, and business skills. S16 E5 explored the quirks and idiosyncrasies of being a developer while S16 E6 discussed what one guest learned from failing technical interviews.
Having reviewed several coding shows in the past, I loved the unique voice the host brings and how she draws out her guests to provide them a space in which they feel safe to share their real-world developer and life experiences.
October 2021 Issue