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Episode 4 – The Inner Workings of InterNetworking

It’s not what you know, but who you know! Wait, whaaat? I have to interact with PEOPLE? In PUBLIC?!? I’m only here for the food!!

In this episode we share stories, tips, and tactics from the much maligned world of networking.

0:53 – Sharpening the Toolbox
Erin: Treehouse – Front End Web Development track, Bootstrap, AJAX basics

Dave: Teaching – You haven’t really mastered something until you can teach it to others.

Jason: Angular 2/4 Resources
Mash Hamedani’s Angular course – build an ecommerce site

Learning Angular – a Hands on Guide – by the Dayley brothers

 

5:45 Opening the Toolbox – Networking!

What exactly is networking? And why does nobody apparently like to do it?

  • Networking: to interact with other people to exchange information and develop contacts, especially to further one’s career.

Almost nobody likes doing it because:

  • Many people don’t like talking to strangers
  • It can feel sleazy or awkward, like everyone has an ulterior motive
  • Knowing who the “right” people to try talking with is difficult, or even if you know who you’d like to talk to, grabbing them when they have a free minute or trying to insert yourself into a conversation with them where they may be talking to a group is difficult.
  • It’s exhausting, even for “extroverted” people. Remembering names, stories, and details about the many people you meet on a daily or weekly basis takes a lot of effort.

11:29 Wait. There are beer tasting meet-ups?!

Check out this updated book originally written by Dale Carnegie called, “How win friends and influence people in the digital age”

It’s important to begin to network with people in your field as early as you can, especially before you need a job. It’ll be easier to connect with people, and make the connection feel more genuine, based on mutual interests and have casual conversations versus going into an interaction looking for a way that someone can help you get a job or further your career.

General tips:

  • 9:45 – Find genuine connections based on mutual interests
  • 12:20 – Tricks for remembering names
  • 15:08 – What to do with all those business cards
  • 18:46 – If you get someone talking about themselves, they will remember you as being fascinating.

 

25:15 – Dave, Erin, and Jason talk about their first tech networking experiences.

30:32 – People are here to mingle with other people…It’s a mingling kind of environment.

It helps to go in with a mindset where you know you’re probably only going to be talking to an one individual for a maximum of 10-15 minutes. If you find a deeper connection on mutual interests, then by all means extend the conversation through LinkedIn, e-mail, and other communication mediums.

37:40 – I didn’t get the job because I know somebody, I was able to demonstrate my skills and prove that, but maybe I wouldn’t have gotten that look or gotten past HR if it weren’t for that personal connection.

38:00 – Erin’s Job Hunt

Erin updates us on where’s she’s at with her job hunt. We discuss some interview questions she was asked, some things to look out for when job hunting, and perhaps most importantly, make sure both your phone and your computer are on mute or Do Not Disturb mode during an interview!

 

Terms of the Trade

00:44 – Bootstrap 4 – The most recent version of the popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework.

 

1:45 – AJAX – Ascynchronus JavaScript and XML – a client side technique for communication with a web server. In other words, it allows you to fetch data ‘in the background’ without having to reload a whole page.

A Beginner’s Guide to AJAX with jQuery

AJAX Tutorial Web Development – Code Mentor

 

3:38 – Angular 2/Angular 4 – Angular is a platform that makes it easy to build applications with the web. Angular combines declarative templates, dependency injection, end to end tooling, and integrated best practices to solve development challenges. Angular empowers developers to build applications that live on the web, mobile, or the desktop. Angular 2 and 4 have both been released in quick succession within the last 2 years. See Jason’s Sharpening the Tools section for links on learning Angular 2.

 

44:56 – Serialization – the process of converting an object into a stream of bytes in order to store the object or transmit it to memory, a database, or a file. Its main purpose is to save the state of an object in order to be able to recreate it when needed. The reverse process is called deserialization.

Serialization – Microsoft Docs

 

42:06 – Encryption – The translation of data into a secret code. Encryption is the most effective way to achieve data security. To read an encrypted file, you must have access to a secret key or password that enables you to decrypt it. Unencrypted data is called plain text; encrypted data is referred to as cipher text.

What Is Encryption? – TechTarget

 

42:09 – Hashing – any function that can be used to map data of arbitrary size to data of fixed size. The values returned by a hash function are called hash values, hash codes, digests, or simply hashes. One use is a data structure called a hash table, widely used in computer software for rapid data lookup.

Hashing – TechTarget

Hash Tables Tutorial Complete Beginners – Go 4 Expert

What Is the Difference Between Hashing and Encryption – Security Innovation Europe

 

45:26 – Coupling – the degree of interdependence between software modules.

Coupling – Webopedia

Cohesion & Coupling – Stack Overflow

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