The Data Standard
Discussions about learning to code and working as a programmer often focus on the perks and benefits associated with the field—things like flexible job schedules, high pay (even for entry-level positions), and opportunities to work remotely. But what about the job itself? From the outside looking in, coding can seem like endless hours of typing gibberish onto a computer screen—a task that, quite frankly, sounds pretty boring. Do coders put up with fundamentally boring work just to get those perks and benefits? Or is the work of coding significantly different than what a newcomer might think? To get a solid answer, we spoke with Cary Huang. The short answer to the question “is coding boring?” is—quite simply—”no.” Of course personal preferences can vary, but coding is so not boring for so many people that you’ll even find coders jumping to the profession from much flashier sounding backgrounds.
In this episode, guest Cary Huang sits down with TDS to discuss what he does to make coding an exciting thing to watch. We tried to round up some essential tips to help you have fun while programming in this podcast.
Meet The Host
Co-Founder & Board Member of HiQ Labs
Darren Kaplan is 2x Founder and recognized as one of the Top 20 Data Science Influencers in 2020. Darren is the co-creator of The Data Standard, the premier networking user-community for data-science, data engineers, and cybersecurity enthusiasts.
Meet The Guest
4th-year undergrad at Stanford University