Xcoders Podcast, March 2021

This month, indie dev Leo Dion joins the show in the conclusion of a 2-part series with Xcoders and Leo’s podcast Empower Apps. The guys talk about automation and Swift Package Manager, and Leo shares a bit about his apps & projects. They conclude by sharing some of their 2021 Apple Wishlist.

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Xcoders Podcast, February 2021

This month, Vancouver Xcoders organizer Malin Sundberg joins the show to talk about her world-traveling background, the upcoming Xcoders online gathering on 2/25 (where she also puts Jared on the spot about giving a talk too), and what she’s excited for from Apple in 2021.

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Got a question about iOS development, Mac development, Apple, or working in software (or something else entirely)? We’re doing a Q&A episode of the Xcoders podcast to kick off 2021. Send your questions our way!

Xcoders Podcast, November 2020

This month, long-time Xcoder Jake Savin joins the show to chat about going from a music career to the tech industry, eventually winding up at UserLand Software, and making his way up to Seattle. Later Jared and Jake talk a bit about the consulting industry and Jake has some helpful tips for current (or future) consultants – and really anyone dealing with any kind of customer.

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Xcoders Podcast, October 2020

This month, Rick Wolter joins the show to talk about his experience learning how to code while imprisoned, and the new group he’s started up to help formerliy incarcerated people transition into careers in the software industry. If you’re interested in Underdog Devs, please reach out to them on Twitter.

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Black Lives Matter

(The below statement was written for our meeting tonight — but it should be said publicly as well, to help make sure it’s not missed.)

We’d like to take a moment to express Xcoders’ support for the Black Lives Matter movement and the continuing protests in Seattle and around the country. Xcoders believes in justice for the Black members of our community.

As a group, Xcoders remains dedicated to offering a welcoming space for members of the tech community interested in sharing their work. Especially now, we would be thrilled to help increase the visibility of Black members (old or new) wanting to share their skills or experience by hosting talks, offering podcast appearances, or publicizing blog posts.

As individuals, many Xcoders attendees have an extraordinary amount of privilege, and the ability to effect change in our teams, companies, and cities. We’d like to ask everyone here tonight to take some time to think about how you can engage with these issues. Whether that means educating yourself on the challenges facing Black Americans, fixing an injustice in your workplace, setting up a recurring donation, or participating in tomorrow’s Black Lives Matter march in Seattle, we encourage everyone to show their own support.

Xcoders Podcast, May 2020

This month, Jared is joined by Brian Covey, former Support Human at the Omni Group and current free agent in the job market. He shares a bit of what he did at Omni, what he’s looking for in his next role, and his (relatively recent) history with Xcoders. You should hire him!

If you are looking for a job and want to be on the show, please send an email so we can talk!

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Online meeting tonight! Let’s all go to the Xcoders Slack group at 7 pm Pacific, in the #general channel, where we’ll catch up with each other — and also talk about ideas for future meetings.

Maybe we’ll start doing video things? Let’s figure it out. 👍

Please Help This Great Xcoders Supporter

The soon-to-be-renamed Wayward Coffeehouse has been the home of NSCoder Night for years. They’ve been so great to us: asking little and providing so much.

But, like many businesses, they’ve been hit hard by the public health crisis. They’ve put up a GoFundMe page: Keep our Geeky Gathering Grounds in business.

If you can help them get through this rough patch, they’d appreciate it, and Xcoders would appreciate it. They’re a big part of our community.

Thank you!

Canceled: Next Xcoders, Next NSCoder Night

Due to public health risks, we’re canceling NSCoder Night, normally every Tuesday, and the next Xcoders (March 12).

We don’t know when we’ll be able to hold these meetings again, but we’ll continue to reassess as conditions change, and we’ll make announcements here.

It’s NSCoder Night Seattle tonight! It’s at the (soon-to-be-renamed) Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE). From 7 to 10 pm.

Please attend at your own discretion, and be sure to consider the health of other people besides your own.

It’s NSCoder Night Seattle tonight! Like every Tuesday night, it’s at the (soon-to-be-renamed) Wayward Coffeehouse (6411 Roosevelt Way NE). From 7 to 10 pm.

Bring a laptop and a project. Come hang out with humans — we think you’ll find that humans can actually be delightful. :)