A Story About Kanye West and Learning to Code
In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Harry Dry about the crazy story behind his Kanye West dating site, how he taught himself to code, and how to come up with cool side projects!Sentry - Sponsor
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2:30 - How did you get into web dev and come up with the idea for the Kanye West dating website?
10:29 - Do you have a background in design?
13:05 - What’s your story?
15:28 - Do you wear yeezys?
36:26 - What made you decide to take this story and make a bit site out of it? What was the plan?
40:45 - How did you learn to code? How did you decide what to learn next?
45:30 - How do you push through hard problems?
48:50 - Any final advice to offer?Links
- The Kanye Story
- Refactoring UI
- Dang That’s Delicious
- Code Academy
- ChatKit by Pusher
- Marketing Examples
- Scott: BattleBots
- Wes: Logitech MX Master 2S Wireless Mouse
- Harry: Twitter Demetricator
- Harry: CAMP LIFE: BIG JOHN FURY GIVES TOUR OF VINTAGE CARAVAN
- Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off!
- Scott: Dev Tools and Debugging and Gatsby and E-commerce
- Scott’s Instagram
- LevelUpTutorials Instagram
- Wes’ Instagram
- Wes’ Twitter
- Wes’ Facebook
- Scott’s Twitter
- Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets