Episode 407 | Sarah Withee - Open Learning (Jan 21st, 2019)

Developer On Fire


Guest:





Sarah Withee talks with Dave Rael about teaching, being a geek, sharing secrets and vulnerability, and the rewards of learning


Sarah Withee is a polyglot software engineer, public speaker, teacher and mentor, and hardware and robot tinkerer located in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a passion for technology, and has ever since she wrote her first computer programs in elementary school.

Sarah has given incredibly popular conference technical talks as well as powerful talks capable of making people laugh and cry at the same time. She's given workshops to teach programming and hardware building to women in tech, as well as to students of all ages. She's mentored middle and high school robotics teams to world championships. She's even helped organize six conferences, and is presently the director of programming for Abstractions conference. She has even been on a Google Year in Search video, and started the viral hashtag #SpeakerConfessions. She passionately tries to connect with people and communities, both online and offline, and encourage and support new people going in tech.






Sarah's book recommendation:




Sarah's top 3 tips for delivering more value:


  1. Remember empathy

  2. Keep learning

  3. Be kind



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