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Peter Kim Frank

Welcome Message

Welcome to CodeLand:Distributed! We're so excited that you're joining us today. Stay tuned for a full-day of awesome talks, live panels, giveaways, and more!
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Saron Yitbarek

What I Learned from 6 Years of Building CodeNewbie

Saron Yitbarek is an entrepreneur and founder of CodeNewbie, now owned by DEV. She's also a developer, speaker, and podcaster.
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Erika Heidi

The Art of Programming

Erika Heidi is a DevOps Software Engineer turned writer, passionate about community, open source, and building things. She works as senior technical writer at DigitalOcean.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "Live Exploiting Your OS Dependencies" with Brian Vermeer
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Brian Vermeer

Live Exploiting Your OS Dependencies

Brian Vermeer is a Developer Advocate for Snyk and Software Engineer with over 10 years of hands-on experience in creating and maintaining software. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cybersecurity. Brian is an Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, Utrecht JUG Co-lead, Virtual JUG organizer and Co-lead at MyDevSecOps. He is a regular international speaker on mostly Java-related conferences like JavaOne, Oracle Code One, Devoxx BE, Devoxx UK, Jfokus, JavaZone and many more. Besides all that Brian is a military reserve for the Royal Netherlands Air Force and a Taekwondo Master / Teacher.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "Printing Floating Point Numbers Is Surprisingly Hard!" with Gargi Sharma
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Gargi Sharma

Printing Floating Point Numbers is Surprisingly Hard!

Gargi Sharma is a software engineer who contributes to OCaml open source at Tarides. Previously Gargi has worked at Bloomberg, Uber and eBay. Gargi also attended the Recurse Center.
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Gargi Sharma, Brian Vermeer, Erika Heidi, and Saron Yitbarek

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Alex Morton

Being Utterly Fearless in Your Pursuit of Learning to Code

Alex Morton is a California native lost in France who fell in love with coding as a hobby while working in customer support. At the end of last year, Alex left said customer support job to pursue programming on a full-time basis. When she's not coding, she loves reading as much as possible and hanging out with her dachshund, Nelson.
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Josh Puetz

Salary Negotiation for People That Hate to Negotiate

Josh Puetz is an engineer with over 20 years of experience making mistakes and telling stories about them. A veteran of several startups, he’s currently a principal software engineer at DEV where he creates software to support sustainable Internet communities. He lives in picturesque Door County, Wisconsin with his husband and daughter, where he enjoys coffee, CrossFit, and writing about himself in the third person.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: A Message From CoderByte
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Daniel Borowski

A Message From CoderByte

Coderbyte is the #1 coding challenge platform for interview prep. They offer a collection of code challenges and web development courses that can help you prepare for upcoming job interviews. The coding challenges range in difficulty and they can all be completed straight in their online editor!
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Alex Morton, Josh Puetz, Saron Yitbarek, Scott Hanselman

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Lucky Nkosi

To Kill a Working Drone... Flying Drones With Twitter, Bananas and WebAPIs

Lucky is a Software Engineer in the R&D division of BBD Software and a game development lecturer at the Digitals Arts division of Wits University in Johannesburg. He has experience in building and maintaining enterprise banking software with varying tech-stacks; all the way from VB6 and .Net to web and cloud technologies. Lucky is interested in IoT and passionate about making technology accessible through the web.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: ErgoBreak & Meditation Session
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Nočnica Fee

Live Coding: Renaming Your master branch

Nočnica Fee is a developer advocate with New Relic. In her free time she's an amateur hardware hacker, circuit bender, and terrible carpenter. Nica for short ;)
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Vanessa Gennarelli

Lemonade: The World We Can Shape Out of Breakdowns and Breakthroughs

Vanessa Gennarelli is the Director of GitHub Education, helping the next generation of developers make their best work. GitHub Education has helped 2.1 million developers learn to code, and supports more than 19,000 schools worldwide. She holds a Master’s in Technology, Innovation and Education from Harvard University and is a former Research Intern at the MIT Media Lab.
Thank you GitHub for being a patron sponsor!
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "An Introduction To IoT" with Joe Karlsson
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Joe Karlsson

An Introduction to IoT

Joe Karlsson is a software engineer turned Developer Advocate at MongoDB. He comes from the frozen tundra of Minneapolis, Minnesota (and yes, it does get really cold here, and no, not everyone here has the accent from the movie, Fargo). Joe has been primarily a Node and JavaScript engineer. He has been writing, teaching, and talking about code his entire career. Sharing what he knows and continuing to learn about programming is truly the thing he loves doing the most.
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Paula de la Hoz

Freedom of Security

Paula de la Hoz is 24 years old, working in Redteam at Telefonica, based in Madrid. Coding since age 15, her favorite languages are Python, C, and Bash. She loves hardware hacking, building electronics for security, and enjoys teaching and mentoring in her spare time.
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Joe Karlsson, Lucky Nkosi, Paula de la Hoz, and Scott Hanselman

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Yoz Grahame

A Message From LaunchDarkly

LaunchDarkly enables development and operations teams to deploy code at any time, even if a feature isn't ready to be released to users. Wrapping code with feature flags gives you the safety to test new features and infrastructure in your production environments without impacting the end users.
Thank you LaunchDarkly for being a CodeLand sponsor!
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: Clips From DevDiscuss
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NomNom the Roomba

Compete For Glory In An IoT Tug-Of-War!

NomNom the Roomba was born in July 2020. A series 585 Roomba, NomNom never goes anywhere without its external microcontroller and Twilio Super SIM. Its favorite activities are wearing fancy hats and eating confetti.
Compete for glory in an IoT tug-of-war! Direct NomNom the Roomba to vacuum up your team’s confetti first. The winning team goes down in history as NomNom’s Most Favorite CodeLanders.
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Saron Yitbarek

Welcome Back From Break

Up Next: "The Cost Of Data" with Vaidehi Joshi
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Vaidehi Joshi

The Cost of Data

Vaidehi Joshi is a senior engineer at Forem, where she builds community and helps improve the software careers of millions. She enjoys building and breaking code, but loves creating empathetic engineering teams a whole lot more. She is the creator of basecs and baseds, two writing series exploring the fundamentals of computer science and distributed systems. She also co-hosts the Base.cs Podcast, and is a producer of the BaseCS and Byte Sized video series.
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Nick Palenchar

The Whale, the Container, and the Ocean - a Docker Tale

Nick Palenchar is a former Actor/Director turned coder who has been working as a software engineer for 4 years. With particular interest in DevOps tools and Automation, he has worked in large corporations and small startups alike, and maintains open source projects and teaches coding in his spare time.
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Nick Palenchar, Saron Yitbarek, and Vaidehi Joshi

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Amit Nambiar

Seeing Sound - Understanding the Physics of Music Using Visualizations

Amit Nambiar is an architect turned computational designer who uses programming to help architects and engineers do their thing faster and better. He loves all things 3D, teaching programming, and in his free time enjoys kicking around a soccer ball.
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Ben Halpern

Why Forem is Special

Ben is a co-founder of Forem, the open source social network platform designed for empowering community. He is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and has a focus primarily in web development.
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Rukia Sheikh-Mohamed

Working Smarter: 5 Steps to Getting Unstuck

Rukia Sheikh-Mohamed is a software engineer based in the Twin Cities, MN who is passionate about all things tech. During her day job she works as full-stack dev at Soona. She enjoys talking about tech at local and national events/conferences, creating cool stuff on the side, and writing tech articles to share useful information and tips. During her free time Rukia enjoys spending time with her baby boy, traveling the world, and creating fun DIYs.
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Saron Yibarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "Using Cognitive Services and Mario Kart to Create Astrology" with Chloe Condon
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Chloe Condon

Using Cognitive Services and Mario Kart to Create Astrology

Chloe Condon is a Cloud Advocate at Microsoft. Before attending Hackbright Academy and making the career switch into tech, she spent her nights and weekends on-stage as a musical theatre actress. She is passionate about bringing folks with non-traditional and creative backgrounds into technical spaces, and loves to find ways to teach and demo technical examples in quirky and humorous ways.
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Amit Nambiar, Chloe Condon, Rukia Sheikh-Mohamed, and Saron Yitbarek

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Saron Yitbarek

Welcome Back From Break

Up Next: "Machine Learning On The Edge" with Sangeetha KP
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Sangeetha KP

Machine Learning on the Edge

Sangeetha KP is a software developer at Amazon focused on building features for the mobile shopping app. Previously she worked on building features on Echo devices and the Alexa companion app. When she is not programming, she can be found tinkering with photography, scouting around Seattle meetups or lurking on Twitter.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "You And Me Learn All About HTTP" with Safia Abdalla
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Safia Abdalla

You and Me Learn All About HTTP

Safia Abdalla is an open source maintainer on the nteract project, a writer, and a software engineer at Microsoft working open source web technologies. She's passionate about bringing people together to build great things and using storytelling to share knowledge.
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Brian Douglas

A message from GitHub

GitHub is a development platform inspired by the way you work. From open source to business, you can host and review code, manage projects, and build software alongside 50 million developers.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: An Introduction To Accessibility Insights
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Fernanda Bonnin

An Introduction to Accessibility Insights

Fernanda Bonnin is a Program Manager on the Accessibiilty Insights team at Microsoft.
Thank you Microsoft for being our Inclusion Sponsor!
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Safia Abdalla, Sangeetha KP, and Saron Yitbarek

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Molly Struve

A Message From Molly

Molly Struve is a Lead Site Reliability Engineer. During her time working in the software industry, she has had the opportunity to work on some challenging problems. These include scaling Elasticsearch, sharding MySQL databases, and creating an infrastructure that can grow as fast as a booming business. When not making systems run faster, she can be found fulfilling her need for speed by riding and jumping her show horses.
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Tilde Thurium

Fighting Imposter Syndrome With The IoT

Tilde Thurium is an artist, engiqueer, and activist. In previous lives, they have done stints as a florist, a security guard, and a Human Resources wench. In their spare time, they illustrate data structures and algorithms with acrylic paint.
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Miranda Limonczenko

Accessibility Matters: How to Build Apps for EVERYONE

Miranda Limonczenko is a Senior Technical Writer at VMware, a front-end developer, and a user experience advocate. Miranda chronicles her coding journey at BooksonCode.com.
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Saron Yitbarek

Emcee Announcement

Up Next: "Emoji Encoding, Unicode, and Internationalization (I18N)" with Naomi Meyer
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Naomi Meyer

Emoji Encoding, Unicode, and Internationalization (I18N)

Naomi is a Software Development Engineer at Adobe on the Globalization, Core Services team where she works on the internationalization and localization of Creative Cloud products. Before coding full time, Naomi worked as a teacher across Asia and West Africa. She enjoys weekends outside - hiking, camping, and riding bikes.
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Miranda Limonczenko, Naomi Meyer, and Saron Yitbarek

Live Speaker Panel

A panel discussion with our recent speakers.
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Scott Hanselman

The art of computers

Scott Hanselman is a developer who has been blogging for 18+ years at hanselman.com. He works in open source on cross-platform .NET and the Azure Cloud for Microsoft out of his home office in Portland. His most recent podcast, hanselminutes.com has over 725 episodes of fresh tech from fresh faces. He's written a number of books and spoken in-person to nearly a million developers worldwide. Scott loves code, open source, the open web, STEM, Beyoncé, and podcasting with inclusive tech talk!
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Jess Lee & Saron Yitbarek

Closing Remarks

Thank you all for attending CodeLand:Distributed ❤️
All talks will be uploaded to DEV in the coming few days.
Happy Coding!

Sponsors

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Connect with other attendees

Even though we’re virtual this year, we still want you to know that you can still make connections with others. Here are some social rooms in Connect where you can chat and mingle with others.

# introduction

Say hello to fellow CodeLand attendees here from all over the world 🌍.

# show-and-tell

Do you have a project you want to share with others? Come share! 👀.

# code-newbie

Did you recently get into coding and programming? Come chat with others to share tips and advice. 😀

# watercooler

Chat about whatever is on your mind 💬.

Career fair

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Thank you for coming to CodeLand. 🌱

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