Alex Booker

Alex Booker

Host of The Scrimba Podcast

Appears in 157 Episodes

The Safe Exit: How to Quit Your Job the Right Way, with Ian Douglas

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Ian Douglas ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ! Developer, DevRel, Tech Educator, Career Coach, and author of The Tech Interview Guide, Ian Douglas, has been coding professi...

Early WhatsApp Engineer Jean Lee: Keep Trying New Things in Tech!

Meet Jean Lee! She was the nineteenth engineer at WhatsApp (that was even before it got acquired by Facebook!) and then worked at Meta as an engineering manager for si...

How Not to Be Afraid of Git, with O'Reilly Author Anna Skoulikari

โœจUse this link for a free month of O'Reilly Learning and read Anna's book and any other resource on the platform! โœจ Meet Anna Skoulikari! She's a UX designer turned fr...

The (Not so) Hidden Benefits of Talking about Code, with Scrimba Bootcamp Lead Micha

โœจUse this link for a 20% discount on the Scrimba bootcamp! โœจ Meet Michaella Rodriguez! If you're already in the Scrimba Discord community, you probably know her. If no...

Neurodiversity in Tech and Why We Should Care About It, with Parul Singh

Meet Parul Singh ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! Parul is a Tech Careers & Neurodiversity Consultant, ADHD advocate, board member at Manchester Tech Festival, Public Speaker, and a former recruit...

The Only Thing Worth Investing in Is Yourself, with Scrimba Student ร–zge

Meet ร–zge Ahras ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท! ร–zge studied computer enigneering, but felt her coding skills weren't up to par. She yearned to transition into frontend development and explore cu...

How to Figure Out What You Want to Do, with Scrimba Student Amy

Meet Amy Posten ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Amy was a veterinary technician for fifteen years before she decided to switch careers. First, she discovered freeCodeCamp while on maternity leave...

Slow Down to Speed Up: Teacher-Turned-Developer Chris on Successful Adult Learning and Landing his Dream Role

Meet Chris Webster ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! Chris is a full-stack developer based in Reading. In a past life, he taught Mandarin to both children and adults and obtained a master's degree ...

The State of React (and Should You Still Learn It in 2024), with Dev Agrawal

Meet Dev Agrawal ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! With a name like that, how could he not become a developer? He's a software developer, developer advocate, and content creator. Moreover, he's a...

Everybody's Doing Their Best... Even Tech Recruiters (and This Is How to Get Their Attention), with Parul Singh

Meet Parul Singh ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! Parul is a Tech Careers & Neurodiversity Consultant, ADHD advocate, board member at Manchester Tech Festival, Public Speaker, and a former recruit...

The Making of an Industry: The Rise of AI Engineering, with Swyx

Meet Shawn Wang (Swyx) ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Swyx is a developer, writer, and startup advisor. If you listen to our show regularly, you know him as the biggest advocate for learning in ...

Passions, Skills, Environment, and Compensation: Career Coach Adam Broda's Framework for Navigating Today's Job Market

Meet Adam Broda ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Adam is a tech lead and career coach who helps career changers break into tech. He did the same - after a decade of working in aerospace engineerin...

Effective Living for Better Coding: From Retail to Software Engineering with Scrimba Student Cassie

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Cassie Lewis ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Cassie has a fine arts degree, which turned out to be too fancy for the real world. After working in different fields, from ph...

Who's Afraid of AI Agents? The Future of Automation, with Bob Ziroll

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Bob Ziroll ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Bob is Scrimba's Head of Education and one of the Internet's favorite React teachers. His latest course is on AI, but don't worr...

What Is Retrieval-Augmented Generation and How to Make AI Work for You, with Guil Hernandez

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Guil Hernandez ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! He is a developer and educator with over 15 years of experience in tech. He's also a Scrimba teacher who is a part of the te...

Demystifying AI: What Are Foundation Models (and How to Use Them), with Tom Chant

Meet Tom Chant ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! Tom is a Scrimba instructor who is a part of our in-house team that brought you a brand new career path available on Scrimba.com - the AI engineer P...

The Path to Becoming an AI Engineer with Scrimba CEO Per Borgen

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Per Borgen ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด! Scrimba's co-founder and CEO returns to the show after more than two years. In this episode, Per and Alex delve into the emergen...

What Is Productivity Anxiety and How to Beat It, with Matt and Eric from Self-Taught Devs Podcast

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Matt Ehrlich and Eric Winkelspecht ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! They are the hosts of the Self-Taught Devs podcast. And, you guessed it, they are self-taught devs and c...

How to Find Your People and the Work You Find Exciting, with Scrimba Student Anna

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Anna Ha ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท! Anna was born in Poland, where she majored in English and minored in Chinese. She then moved to South Korea and set off to learn...

Mastering Corporate Culture for New Developers

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeReady for your first dev job? Today on the podcast, you'll learn how companies work and how teams stay efficient. How does a typical team operate? W...

Nadia Zhuk: Anybody Can Code, and Your Background Doesn't Define You

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeThis is a rebroadcast of one of our most popular interviews. Meet Nadia Zhuk ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ! Nadia made a switch to coding from journalism at the age of 25. Tha...

How Johnny Learned Angular and Typescript in Three Days

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Johnny Proano ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! Johnny had a long and happy career in sales, spanning almost two decades. But, something was missing, so he decided to explor...

Changing Careers? This Is How to Defeat the Sunk Cost Fallacy, with Doctor-turned-developer Shona

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Shona Chan ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง! Shona was an anesthesiologist. Now, she's a developer. It all started when she wanted to write an app to solve a problem she h...

Learning to Code with ADHD: How Zuza Landed Her First Tech Job after Only Four Months

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Zuza Groล„ska ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ! Zuza is a recently hired new developer with a previous career in social media marketing in the music industry. She's also a ...

It's All about Your Additude: Building a Software Apprenticeship Program with Luke Hovee

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Luke Hovee ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ! After a career in the US Army, Luke didn't know what to do next. He was considering a career in construction, until he stumbled ...

Ultimate LinkedIn Guide: Listen to This If Youโ€™re Working on Your LinkedIn Profile

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeNo matter where you are in your career journey - whether you're a new developer just looking to break into the industry or an industry veteran - hav...

Treat Learning to Code Like an RPG (and You Might Get a Job in Three Business Days), with Scrimba student Tomรกลก

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Tomรกลก Lukeลก ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ! Tomรกลก is an audio engineer turned primary school teacher turned developer! In only nine months, he learned to code alongside a ...

What Are the Most Common React Mistakes? Inside a React Job Simulator with Johannes Kettmann

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Johannes Kettmann ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช! Johannes is a Fullstack JavaScript Developer from Germany who's also the mastermind behind profy.dev - itโ€™s a React Job S...

How Mohamed Landed a Dev Job Through Instagram

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Mohamed Amine Hachemi! Mohamed is a full-stack developer who recently landed his first dev job! But that's not the most amazing part of his sto...

Are You a New Developer? Follow This One Tip! (With Scrimba Student Danny)

๐ŸŽ™ About the episodeMeet Danny Vogel ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ! Danny is a lawyer-turned-developer who decided to switch careers after ten years in law! In high school, he thought he could ...

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