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Podcast #114 – Every Conference Needs a Break-Dancing Greeter

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NOTE: We will be on podcast hiatus for the month of August. Look for new episodes in September.

Welcome to The Stack Overflow Podcast episode #114 recorded Thursday July 27, at Stack Overflow Headquarters in NYC. Your hosts today are Assistant to Cobra Commander (and less importantly VP of Stack Overflow) Jay Hanlon, CTO David Fullerton, News Editor Ilana Yitzaki, and Stack Overflow’s own “Bananager” Kevin Montrose. Our sponsor today is Stack Overflow Jobs. No spam. No fake job listings. Find the perfect job so that you can build something awesome.

Listen today for nuggets such as:

  • Special guest Saron Yitbarek joins us with her amazingly interesting and insightful Developer Story. She started with a failed attempt at learning to code, but came back, eventually founding CodeNewbie, the most supportive community of programmers and people learning to code. She also produces the Codeland tech conference and hosts the CodeNewbie Podcast. On CodeNewbie users, “Little touches… have really helped make a community that enjoys really over-the-top positivity.” She also wore a t-shirt to her wedding. Not all heroes wear capes.
  • Kevin’s rant is all about… Kevin. “Why? Why everything?”
  • David bought the new Kindle Voyage. Verdict: Meh, it ain’t worth it. Just get a Paperwhite.
  • Introducing the Stack Overflow Mentorship Research Project. Tell us what you think on Meta!

This week’s Constitution question comes from Twitter user @_tbirrell. “When commenting code, comments should be inline, instead of above the line.” Vote PRO if you think that comments should be inline, and CON if you think it can be above the line. Post your answer to twitter using the Hashtag #stackoverflowpodcast, with either PRO or CON and your explanation, short but deadly, like a smurf with a black belt in krav maga. The best explanation, whether on the winning side or the losing side, will be read on next week’s podcast and win a STACK OVERFLOW STICKER, courtesy of the us.

Last week’s winner is longtime SO contributor @MonicaCellio! Thanks Monica, you get some stuff.

Thanks everyone for listening. We’ll be back in September!

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