Episode 22 – Katlyn Beck

Katlyn is a young software developer that got her start to software developing and programming in a unique way. She is passionate about the work that she does and where she is going in her career. She shares her challenges overcoming being “painfully introverted” (her words, not mine!) and is an avid golfer.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions, and Fact Check

UTC – Utilities Technology Council – a global association focused on the intersection of telecommunications and utility infrastructure. UTC gives voice to the men and women in the utility workforce who create and maintain critical communications systems that help keep the lights and the water flowing. (www.utc.org)

The Starbucks College Achievement Plan, first introduced in June 2014, is a first of its kind partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) that creates an opportunity for all eligible U.S. partners (employees) to earn their bachelor’s degree with full tuition coverage all the way to graduation at ASU’s top-ranked online degree program. (https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2015/starbucks-college-achievement-plan-frequently-asked-questions/)

OKCupid – A U.S.-based, internationally operating online dating, friendship, and formerly also a social networking website and application. It features multiple-choice questions to match members. (wikipedia)

Python – an interpretedhigh-level and general-purpose programming language. Created by Guido van Rossum and first released in 1991, Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability with its notable use of significant whitespace. Its language constructs and object-oriented approach aim to help programmers write clear, logical code for small and large-scale projects. (wikipedia)

Code Academy – an American online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

Hello World, by Warren Sande and his son, Carter – A gentle but thorough introduction to the world of computer programming. It’s written in language a 12-year-old can follow, but anyone who wants to learn how to program a computer can use it. Even adults. (wikipedia)

Java Script – a programming language that conforms to the ECMAScript specification. JavaScript is high-level, often just-in-time compiled, and multi-paradigm. It has curly-bracket syntax, dynamic typing, prototype-based object-orientation, and first-class functions. (wikipedia)

HTML – Hypertext Markup Language is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. It can be assisted by technologies such as Cascading Style Sheets and scripting languages such as JavaScript.

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used for describing the presentation of a document written in a markup language such as HTML. CSS is a cornerstone technology of the World Wide Web, alongside HTML and JavaScript. (wikipedia)

Perl – a family of two high-level, general-purpose, interpreted, dynamic programming languages. “Perl” refers to Perl 5, but from 2000 to 2019 it also referred to its redesigned “sister language”, Perl 6, before the latter’s name was officially changed to Raku in October 2019. (wikipedia)

Fortran – a general-purpose, compiled imperativeprogramming language that is especially suited to numeric computation and scientific computing. First appeared in 1957. (wikipedia)

COBOL – an acronym for “common business-oriented language”) is a compiled English-like computer programming language designed for business use. It is imperativeprocedural and, since 2002, object-oriented. COBOL is primarily used in business, finance, and administrative systems for companies and governments. COBOL is still widely used in applications deployed on mainframe computers, such as large-scale batch and transaction processing jobs. (wikipedia)

100 Days of Code: A challenge to code on a regular basis in order to get in the habit of coding. There are two rules: 1) Code minimum an hour every day for the next 100 days. 2) Tweet your progress every day with the #100DaysOfCode hashtag. (www.100daysofcode.com)

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