MJS 049: Sean Merron

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    Panel: Charles Max Wood

    Guest: Sean Merron

    This week on My JavaScript Story, Charles speaks with Sean Merron. Sean is currently in Austin, Texas and is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia. He is a full-time software engineer, and has been for a little over 15 years now, and runs a podcast called 2 Frugal Dudes. He first got into programming when he was in high school and went to a trade school for computer networking. This trade school really gave him a leg up with his certifications and led him to his first job where he did tech support for an office. Sean urges new programmers to always have a project and to never be afraid to learn something new.

    In particular, we dive pretty deep on:

    • 2 Frugal Dudes
    • How did you get into programming?
    • CCNA and A+ certification
    • Frist experience learning programming
    • AP Computer Science
    • C++ and Java
    • How did you get into JavaScript?
    • Gaming led to him wanting to build websites
    • GeoCities
    • HTML files
    • HTML application
    • Any advice for new programmers?
    • Scripting
    • Life-long learning
    • What have your contributed to the programming community?
    • Teaching, meetups, and conferences
    • How did 2 Frugal Dudes come about?
    • The importance of learning about finances
    • The goal of podcasts
    • His podcast audience demographics
    • They discuss finances in layman’s terms
    • What are you working on now and what are your future plans?
    • And much, much more!

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