The Cloudcast #315 - How Newbies are Learning Today Oct. 5, 2017

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Brian talks with Tanya Selvog (@AWSNewbie, Jr. Web-Developer, Full-Stack Developer in training) about how new(er) engineers are learning skills, engaging with learning communities, and adapting to a changing job market for software developers. Show Links: * 100 Days of Learning AWS * My First Alexa Skill * AWS Newbies Meetup - Austin, TX * Code Newbie * Women Who Code * General Assembly’s Web Developer Immersive Course * [PODCAST] @PodCTL - Containers | Kubernetes - RSS Feed, iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn and all your favorite podcast players * [SERVERLESS] [ServerlessConf in NYC (Oct. 8-11).](https://nyc.serverlessconf.io/) 20% Discount on all passes



Brian talks with Tanya Selvog (@AWSNewbie, Jr. Web-Developer, Full-Stack Developer in training) about how new(er) engineers are learning skills, engaging with learning communities, and adapting to a changing job market for software developers.

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Show Notes

  • Topic 1 - Welcome to the show. I found your name on Twitter because you have an interesting handle (@AWSNewbie) and you were telling a story about learning new technologies. Tell us a little bit about your background and how you’re evolving in the technology world.
  • Topic 2 - You decided to enroll in this immersive course (12-weeks). Tell us about that environment. What did you learn? What works, what doesn’t work, what’s the learning process, etc.?
  • Topic 3 - You talked about attending a Women in Code event in Austin and getting a chance to use some of the A Cloud Guru trainings. How does the AWS training compare to the web development training?
  • Topic 4 - You’ve mentioned that you’re engaged with the CodeNewbie community. Tell us about that group - how do people get engaged, what’s shared or discussed, how do people help each other?
  • Topic 5 - How are you able to apply these new learnings to projects or work activities? How do you market yourself to potential employers?

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