135: Intentional Learning with Saron Yitbarek

June 19th, 2019 · 1 hr 4 mins

About this Episode

01:24 - Saron’s Superpower: Being able to figure out what people need + read people.

02:26 - Codeland Conference

July 22nd, 2019 in New York City!

Episode 026: Codeland, Capitalism, and Creating Inclusive Spaces with Saron Yitbarek

03:23 - Offering Free Onsite Childcare at Conferences

07:02 - CodeNewbie

08:18 - Expertise in Newbie-ism

14:55 - Learning and Teaching

Conversation Theory

Virtual Reality


22:27 - Encouraging Asking, Psychological Safety, and Being Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

29:48 - Building a Supportive Community and Advice for Code Newbies


34:12 - Dealing with Bad Actors

Episode 038: Category Theory for Normal Humans with Dr. Eugenia Cheng (Congressive/Ingressive Behavior Conversation)

42:35 - Coding as a Reflection of People

49:23 - Lexicon and Creating a Shared Language

Mitigated Speech


Chanté: Everyone is a Newbie, and the living room metaphor.

Rein: How much ego investment in our work is appropriate?

Arty: Growing the magical living room.

Saron: Thinking about mitigation speech.

Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

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