Dave Balzer, Pat Toner, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Randall Clapper & Phil Williams talk about the state of current mobile devices and development for these devices.

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Be warned, most of this episode is absolute nonsense.  We laughed a lot sitting down with our special guests.  We did cover a few actual topics though including:

  • Code.org credited for increase in diversity for college placement in CS programs.
  • NBC launches news snapchat style.
  • New Java tooling from JetBrains
  • Mobile development options

This episode features hosts Dave Balzer, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Pat Toner and Matt LoPiccolo.

Our guests for this episode were Kristen Pietsch, William Lopez, and Ian McPhie.

In this episode, the DevCoaches had the opportunity to host a panel discussion on Cyber Security.  The episode was recorded live at the Software Guild in Akron, Ohio and featured the following speakers:

Melanie McKean of Westfield Insurance

Alicia Alto of ABB

Ariel Cohen of HackerUSA

Eric Ward of The Software Guild

John Schick of CardinalCommerce a Visa Company

Moderated by:
Pat Toner of The Software Guild and The DevCoaches Podcast


The show touched on many issues surrounding cyber security and coincidentally was recorded the day before the news broke of the latest major security breach involving Equifax. The topic could not have been more timely.

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What is the big deal with Net Neutrality?  Why are so many people talking about this lately?  The DevCoaches get into this very important and timely topic in this episode. This is a vital topic for anyone involved in technology from the developer to the standard user.

DevCoaches own Sarah (sadukie)Dutkiewicz has written a really cool parody called Come Write the Code inspired by the song Come Sail Away by Styx.  Check it out on sadukie’s blog.

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What is the difference between a Junior, Mid-level, and Senior developer?  How do you navigate your career to move through these levels?  The Dev Coaches sit down and discuss this topic on episode 17.