Learn With Us

by Ken Howard, Nikos Katsikanis

Learn With Us
  • Language: eng
  • Episodes: 19
  • Last: 19 Feb 2018
Software developers exploring learning and education in programming. Hosted by web developers and teachers Ken Howard and Nikos Katsikanis.

Episodes (19)

  • #19 - Picking JavaScript
    #19 - Picking JavaScript
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    Published: 19 Feb 2018 Duration: 28:45
    Nikos and Ken chat about JavaScript and how they picked it as their language of choice. Amy Carney asks: "As I try to get through the fog of JavaScript, I'm left wondering... how did you decide that was your language? What were (or are) th... Read more →
    Nikos and Ken chat about JavaScript and how they picked it as their language of choice. Amy Carney asks: "As I try to get through the fog of JavaScript, I'm left wondering... how did you decide that was your language? What were (or are) th... Read more →

  • #18 - Data Science and Machine Learning with Dr Stylianos Kampakis
    #18 - Data Science and Machine Learning with Dr Stylianos Kampakis
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    Published: 11 Jan 2018 Duration: 22:08
    In this episode, my friend Stylianos and I go on a whistle-stop tour of data science from a real authority in the field. Dr Stylianos Kampakis joins us to talk about how he got into machine learning and data science. His LinkedIn and websit... Read more →
    In this episode, my friend Stylianos and I go on a whistle-stop tour of data science from a real authority in the field. Dr Stylianos Kampakis joins us to talk about how he got into machine learning and data science. His LinkedIn and websit... Read more →

  • #17 - Day Trading
    #17 - Day Trading
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    Published: 27 Dec 2017 Duration: 24:03
    In this episode Nikos shares his knowledge of bitcoin and other crypto currencies and how to get started. Security Now Podcast Litecoin Enjin Coin IOTA Binance (Nikos's Referral Link)
    In this episode Nikos shares his knowledge of bitcoin and other crypto currencies and how to get started. Security Now Podcast Litecoin Enjin Coin IOTA Binance (Nikos's Referral Link)

  • #16 - Business Decisions
    #16 - Business Decisions
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    Published: 8 Dec 2017 Duration: 29:55
    Ken talks with Nikos about his new business endeavors. There's some discussion around bitcoin, react, and taking breaks from social media when arguments arise. Nikos is looking for new clients. If you are a startup in London be sure to reac... Read more →
    Ken talks with Nikos about his new business endeavors. There's some discussion around bitcoin, react, and taking breaks from social media when arguments arise. Nikos is looking for new clients. If you are a startup in London be sure to reac... Read more →

  • #15 - Interview With Juho Vepsäläinen of survive.js
    #15 - Interview With Juho Vepsäläinen of survive.js
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    Published: 20 Nov 2017 Duration: 26:28
    Juho Vepsäläinen joins us to talk about Webpack, developer branding and how to be a technical author. His main website: survivejs.com His Github and Twitter His bluebrint for success We also cover ideas about How to price your consulting bu... Read more →
    Juho Vepsäläinen joins us to talk about Webpack, developer branding and how to be a technical author. His main website: survivejs.com His Github and Twitter His bluebrint for success We also cover ideas about How to price your consulting bu... Read more →

  • #14 - Public Speaking and Various Things
    #14 - Public Speaking and Various Things
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    Published: 10 Nov 2017 Duration: 29:30
    Nikos shares details about his presentation at the Data Visualisation Summit in London. We cover a bunch of different topics ranging from Data Visualisation (Visualization), Front End Frameworks, Music, Podcasting, and building teams of dev... Read more →
    Nikos shares details about his presentation at the Data Visualisation Summit in London. We cover a bunch of different topics ranging from Data Visualisation (Visualization), Front End Frameworks, Music, Podcasting, and building teams of dev... Read more →

  • #13 - Getting started with Data Science and Secrets of World Class Developer teams
    #13 - Getting started with Data Science and Secrets of World Class Developer teams
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    Published: 30 Oct 2017 Duration: 29:13
    We discuss how to get into Data Science and Leading Software teams both from a JavaScript developer perspective. We discuss R https://www.r-project.org/ R for Webstorm https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/6632-r-language-support Good learni... Read more →
    We discuss how to get into Data Science and Leading Software teams both from a JavaScript developer perspective. We discuss R https://www.r-project.org/ R for Webstorm https://plugins.jetbrains.com/plugin/6632-r-language-support Good learni... Read more →

  • #12 - Interview With Ryan Brown of serverlesscode.com
    #12 - Interview With Ryan Brown of serverlesscode.com
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    Published: 15 Oct 2017 Duration: 25:25
    Ryan Brown joins us to talk about AWS Lambda and Serverless applications. Living with DynamoDB from Amazon Choosing the Right DynamoDB Partition Key Serverless Stack Book: Serverless Patterns Of Modern Application Design Book: Serverless Ar... Read more →
    Ryan Brown joins us to talk about AWS Lambda and Serverless applications. Living with DynamoDB from Amazon Choosing the Right DynamoDB Partition Key Serverless Stack Book: Serverless Patterns Of Modern Application Design Book: Serverless Ar... Read more →

  • #11 - Vanilla JavaScript/TypeScript vs JavaScript frameworks
    #11 - Vanilla JavaScript/TypeScript vs JavaScript frameworks
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    Published: 30 Sep 2017 Duration: 29:46
    Every JavaScript developer is faced with the symptoms of framework fatigue. In this Episode, we discuss various frameworks and their approaches and compare against just using VanillaJS. We discuss angular, ember, react and various Vanilla T... Read more →
    Every JavaScript developer is faced with the symptoms of framework fatigue. In this Episode, we discuss various frameworks and their approaches and compare against just using VanillaJS. We discuss angular, ember, react and various Vanilla T... Read more →

  • #10 - Incremental vs Big-Bang
    #10 - Incremental vs Big-Bang
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    Published: 24 Sep 2017 Duration: 26:34
    Nikos and Ken discuss making massive changes in software and argue that it's better to do changes incrementally rather that doing it in one big bang. NOTICE: The audio quality in this episode is terrible. Ken was using his headset microphon... Read more →
    Nikos and Ken discuss making massive changes in software and argue that it's better to do changes incrementally rather that doing it in one big bang. NOTICE: The audio quality in this episode is terrible. Ken was using his headset microphon... Read more →

  • #9 - Talking About Serverless
    #9 - Talking About Serverless
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    Published: 10 Sep 2017 Duration: 35:01
    In this episode Ken and Nikos talk about Serverless, a command line tool for creating and deploying AWS lambda, Azure, and Google Cloud functions. serverless.com Serverless is your toolkit for deploying and operating serverless architecture... Read more →
    In this episode Ken and Nikos talk about Serverless, a command line tool for creating and deploying AWS lambda, Azure, and Google Cloud functions. serverless.com Serverless is your toolkit for deploying and operating serverless architecture... Read more →

  • #8 - Making Chrome Extensions
    #8 - Making Chrome Extensions
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    Published: 24 Jul 2017 Duration: 25:01
    Nikos and Ken discuss the process of making a Chrome extension and common extensions. They also briefly cover Ember-cli Typescript and giving talks at programming meetups. Chrome extensions we use: Test Recorder Rescue Time Youtube Playback... Read more →
    Nikos and Ken discuss the process of making a Chrome extension and common extensions. They also briefly cover Ember-cli Typescript and giving talks at programming meetups. Chrome extensions we use: Test Recorder Rescue Time Youtube Playback... Read more →

  • #7 - Integration Tests
    #7 - Integration Tests
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    Published: 11 Jul 2017 Duration: 31:54
    Nikos and Ken discuss integration tests and a project for recording interactions. They also discuss ergonomics and workplace posture. Test Recorder Smart Table
    Nikos and Ken discuss integration tests and a project for recording interactions. They also discuss ergonomics and workplace posture. Test Recorder Smart Table

  • #6 - Becoming A Front End Developer
    #6 - Becoming A Front End Developer
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    Published: 3 Jul 2017 Duration: 33:15
    In this episode we discussed getting started as a front end web developer. Blog Post: Getting Started As As Front-End Developer CSS Tricks A List Apart A Book Apart Jeffrey Zeldman Shop Talk Show Online education: Pluralsight Code School Tr... Read more →
    In this episode we discussed getting started as a front end web developer. Blog Post: Getting Started As As Front-End Developer CSS Tricks A List Apart A Book Apart Jeffrey Zeldman Shop Talk Show Online education: Pluralsight Code School Tr... Read more →

  • #5 - Module Imports + Other Languages
    #5 - Module Imports + Other Languages
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    Published: 28 Jun 2017 Duration: 35:15
    In this episode Ken and Nikos talked about module imports in TypeScript for use in the Chrome web browser. We touched on dynamic module imports, non-JavaScript languages that compile to JavaScript, online training vs. in-person training, an... Read more →
    In this episode Ken and Nikos talked about module imports in TypeScript for use in the Chrome web browser. We touched on dynamic module imports, non-JavaScript languages that compile to JavaScript, online training vs. in-person training, an... Read more →

  • #4 - Contributing to Open Source
    #4 - Contributing to Open Source
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    Published: 19 Jun 2017 Duration: 40:11
    This week Ken and Nikos talked about: Open source license agreements for GitHub Nikos's Projects: Solar Popup Vanilla TypeScript Ken's Projects: Visual Studio Code Gist Extension FitVids.JS HackHands (by PluralSight) 5 X 60 mental arithmeti... Read more →
    This week Ken and Nikos talked about: Open source license agreements for GitHub Nikos's Projects: Solar Popup Vanilla TypeScript Ken's Projects: Visual Studio Code Gist Extension FitVids.JS HackHands (by PluralSight) 5 X 60 mental arithmeti... Read more →

  • #3 - Teaching Ember + Mobile Applications
    #3 - Teaching Ember + Mobile Applications
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    Published: 11 Jun 2017 Duration: 40:40
    This week Ken and Nikos talked about: Teaching Ember Mob Programming Progressive Web Apps Krav Maga (self-defense) training .NET Fringe Julian Assange TypeScript Tips You might not need to transpile your JavaScript HTTP/2 Bobby Johnson - Pr... Read more →
    This week Ken and Nikos talked about: Teaching Ember Mob Programming Progressive Web Apps Krav Maga (self-defense) training .NET Fringe Julian Assange TypeScript Tips You might not need to transpile your JavaScript HTTP/2 Bobby Johnson - Pr... Read more →

  • #2 - Modern JavaScript + World Issues
    #2 - Modern JavaScript + World Issues
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    Published: 7 Jun 2017 Duration: 32:42
    This weeks episode was a bit darker than we would have liked. We pushed on. Our discussion was mostly centered around teaching the latest features in JavaScript and challenging ourselves to disprove Stack Overflow answers. We made a point t... Read more →
    This weeks episode was a bit darker than we would have liked. We pushed on. Our discussion was mostly centered around teaching the latest features in JavaScript and challenging ourselves to disprove Stack Overflow answers. We made a point t... Read more →

  • #1 - An Introduction + Teaching JavaScript
    #1 - An Introduction + Teaching JavaScript
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    Published: 24 May 2017 Duration: 29:28
    Ken and Nikos talk about teaching JavaScript fundamentals and what they wish to accomplish in the next week. Nikos is teaching a group of 8 developers. Ken and Nikos review the challenges of learning frameworks and what you should know prio... Read more →
    Ken and Nikos talk about teaching JavaScript fundamentals and what they wish to accomplish in the next week. Nikos is teaching a group of 8 developers. Ken and Nikos review the challenges of learning frameworks and what you should know prio... Read more →