EP#24 Cyber Security

November 13, 2018

This is our 2nd last week with Mark, we will be talking about cyber security, we will touch on why this is such a big topic right now. Mark Harding will be explaining the meaning of  Encryption, tune in to hear me make a fool out of myself by saying “ensciption” instead of  “Encryption” . Mark will touch a bit more on Minds.com.

https://www.minds.com/

You can connect with Mark here

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-harding-43303938/

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EP#23 Brief talk on React and Advice for developers looking to go to the next level…

November 6, 2018

EP#23Brief talk on React and Advice for developers looking to go to the next level…

Continuing our talk with Mark Harding, we will be talking about React, it’s pro’s and cons. Mark will also be sharing his view on junior developers as well as the best approach for those who want to become polygon developers.

You can connect with Mark here

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-harding-43303938/

 

 

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EP#22 World Mental Health  With Mike McDonald.

October 30, 2018

Todays Podcast we are joined by Mike McDonald who has been a  Senior Mental Health Practitioner for the past 30 years. He is deeply rooted in the Mental Health community and has  also been  a volunteer at  Samaritans for a number of years.  On topic for World Mental Health Day  we will be discussing  Mental Health in the work place from both a employee and employer perspective. Mike provides an in-depth look at why Mental health is such a taboo topic within working culture and gives some great insight into his experiences throughout his 30 years. We will also discuss practical steps for businesses to improve their culture around mental health and some great tools for employees to deal with the challenges of the modern working arena. 

 

https://www.samaritans.org/

https://www.headstogether.org.uk/

https://www.mind.org.uk/

https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

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EP#21 Speaking With Mark Harding - CTO at Minds.com

October 23, 2018

In our new series, we will be speaking to Mark Harding, he is the  CTO of crypto social network Minds.com . Mark has nearly 10 years of experience in software development and design and holds a B.A. from the Royal Convervatoire of Scotland. We will touching on current state of  PHP, Angular as well as touch on frameworks. We will talk about deployment and what this means. Tune in next week for an in-depth conversation with Mark.

You can connect with Mark here

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-harding-43303938/

 

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EP#20 How Should Companies Address Remote Working

October 19, 2018

Dan is currently Head of Engineering and responsible for a number of developers. We will be discussing  the benefits for remote working? What are the disadvantages? Can this be done effectively for it to be beneficial for both the company and the employee? We will be discussing some of the issues that arise when remote working is mentioned and get Dan's view on this topic. 

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EP#19 What Do Companies Need To Do To Keep Their Developers?

October 19, 2018

Continuing from last week, we will be speaking on what companies need to do  to retain their developers. Some  companies may think throwing money at the problem will solve the problem and some times it may do, however for most companies, they want to be able to solve this long term and be cost effective as possible. We will be discussing on some things companies can do and look out for to assure they retain their developers.

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EP#18 Testing Developers

October 19, 2018

Most companies have some form of testing process they require developers to do, however many times there seems to be some problems ; 1. Some tests are really easy and the questions can be copied and pasted which proves nothing if developers pass. 2. Some tests have very little to do with the day to day for the job being tested. 3.Some tests do not evaluate the true ability and at times they can be used to turn away good candidates. 4. Every environment is different and it’s hard to assess how someone actually codes unless you ask good well thought out questions as well as spending time them whilst they code etc. We will be hearing Dan’s view and advice on this topic. 

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EP#17 Should Employed Developers Work On Side Projects?

October 19, 2018

EP#17 Should Employed Developers Work On Side Projects?

Many developers have side projects for different reasons, some companies really encourage it whilst others discourage it. We will be discussing on how both parties can find a middle ground as opposed to having a Yes or No approach, a middle ground which will be  beneficial for both parties.

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EP#16 Are Web Developers Anti Social?

October 19, 2018

This is another session with Dan Blows ,Currently  Head of Engineering and has held positions such as Senior developer as well as a Tech lead. Dan  has done some really cool stuff, he's in the top 3% on stack overflow, in the top 10% of PHP developers in Europe, speaking at meet ups , spoke in the European conference in front of 100's of people, hiring, training and mentoring developers and many more.

This is a continuation from last week, we will discussing the stereo type that developers are anti social , is this true? Dan will be sharing his experience on this subject. If this the case with you, what you can do to overcome this?

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EP#15 What Is A Senior Developer?

October 19, 2018

This month we will be running a new session with Dan Blows ,Currently  Head of Engineering and has held positions such as Senior Developer as well as a Tech Lead. Dan  has done some really cool stuff, he's in the top 3% on stack overflow, in the top 10% of PHP developers in Europe, speaking at meet ups , spoke in the European conference in front of 100's of people, hiring, training and mentoring PHP Developers and many more. He is also currently responsible for leading a number of developers. 

In this first session we will discuss his view on what defines a Senior Developer,  some of the attributes, characteristics and skills. We will be covering questions such as How important is communication skills for a Senior Developer? How many years do you need to have in order to be classed as a Senior Developer? Would contracting accelerate your journey as a Senior Developer? and many more. 

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