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Dev Interview: Scott Tolinski

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We got Scott Tolinski on the show!

For the uninitiated, Scott is one half of the Syntax podcast and runs his own course platform at Level Up Tutorials.

Scott agreed to come on the show and answer all our questions about web development, kung-fu movies, breakdancing, and a few other things. We were a little nervous having someone like Scott for our first interview episode, but it turned out pretty well I think!

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Show Notes:

  • 1:00 - React Native
  • 5:30 - Daily Rituals
  • 11:00 - Getting Acclimated to being on Camera
  • 14:30 - Impostor Syndrome
  • 16:00 - Getting Nitpicked on tutorials
  • 17:55 - Scott's Teaching Philosophy
  • 21:50 - Content for Beginners
  • 23:00 - How Scott Picks Topics/Tech to Cover
  • 25:30 - How Level Up Tutorials started
  • 29:42 - Getting Kids to Code

  • 36:00 - Scott's Learning Methods/Style
  • 38:30 - Redux/Context API

  • 44:15 - Content Management Systems for the JS dev
  • 50:00 - Scott talks about his hobbies. Breakdancing, Kung-Fu Movies, and video games

  • 1:00:00 - Scott describes an awesome puzzle game called Baba is You
  • 1:01:45 - Scott's origins as a Developer
  • 1:07:00 - How would Scott break into the Tech Industry today?
  • 1:13:32 - Scott Shamelessly Plugs Level Up Tutorials
  • 1:16:27 - Nerd Minute! Scott weighs in on Game of Thrones and talks Mario Maker 2
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Wed, May 29, 2019, 6:00 PM UTC