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Steercast: A weekly podcast about development, design, and everything in between. For those of you finding your footing in the development world, Steercast brings you snippets of tips and talks to guide you through it all.

Made by Steer for people learning to code.

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Latest Episode

Swift has been voted the most loved language of 2015, which is impressive for a 2yr old language.

Katie & Louise do their roundup of their best things of 2015

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47: Beyond Conf Roundup

Sam & Sam talk about Beyond Conference, Steer’s first conference for junior developers

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46: An Interview with Mike McQuaid, GitHub Engineer

Sam interviews Mike McQuaid on Git, GitHub and the Patchwork workshop at Beyond Conference.

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45: An Interview with Andy Appleton

Amelia interviews Andy Appleton from Heroku about getting started with node.js, remote working and the importance of typing correctly.

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44: An Interview with Una Kravets

Amelia interviews Una Kravats on the Sass Community, CSSgram, personal projects and her upcoming Beyond Conf talk.

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43: First Experience With Coding and Web Animation

Sam and Louise talk to Matt, a student visiting Steer on work experience.

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42: An Interview with Alana Wood - Studio Design Lead Ustwo

Amelia is joined by Alana Wood, studio design lead at Ustwo, who discusses how to get ahead in your career and make apps people love to use.

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41: Taming the CSS Beast

Sam M and Sam B discuss ways they try to keep CSS under control on large projects.

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40: The Last 10% Problem

Sam M and Sam B discuss some of the challenges faced when getting to the end of a project.

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39: Tech Talks and Sam M at WXG

Sam M and Sam B discuss some thoughts on giving talks as a developer after Sam Mason’s recent talk at WXG Conference.

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38: Should I be an iOS or Web Developer?

Sam B, Alice M and Louise B discuss some student questions about becoming a developer.

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37: Beyond - The conference for coders in development.

Today we’re excited to introduce the Steercast listeners to Beyond Conference.

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36: A journey of learning with Saul Hardman

Sam B & special guest Saul Hardman discuss how learning a bit of everything led them both to web Development.

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35: Snail Racing and App Provisioning

LB and SB Talk about how to launch an iOS App on the App Store

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34: Listener Questions and Static Sites

This week Sam M and Sam B answer some listener questions about static site generators and how they compare with other CMS’s like Wordpress all from our new home at WeWork Moorgate.

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33: When Things Go Wrong

This week Sam B talks with Katie, Tim & Louise about experiences they’ve had as developer when things have gone wrong.

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32: Who the hell is JSON?

This week Sam B and Sam M talk about API’s what they are, how to use them and where to get started.

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31: Tea Trains and Tech Stacks

This week Sam B talks to Alice, Katie and Sam M about some of their daily tasks and the tools they use.

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30: Three Ways To Improve Your Workflow

This week Sam M & Sam B talk about three ideas they use to improve their workflow.

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29: Three Design Decision Tips

This week Alice M & Sam B give three tips to help you make design decisions for your next website.

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28: Quickfire Questions with Sam M

This week Sam B asks Sam M some quick fire questions about adventures and where he thinks the future of web development will be in 5 years time.

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27: Quickfire Questions with Sam B

This week Sam M asks Sam B some quick fire questions covering everything from VR to sleep patterns and productivity tips for budding developers.

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26: We are 1/2 a year old!

This week we interview all of Team Steer about what lessons they have learnt in the past 6 months, ranging from lifestyle advice to knowing it’s not naked JavaScript.

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25: The story so far with Harry Roberts (CSS Wizardry)

This week Sam talks with special guest Harry Roberts about how he got started in the industry and what advice he would give a person starting off in the industry today.

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24: How do designers and developers solve problems?

This week Katie & Alice talk about how they both approach problem solving from the point of view of a developer and a designer.

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23: When Copying is Stealing

This week Sam M & Sam B discuss some of the legal and moral challanges around copying code.

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22: Finding Your Feet

This week Katie G & Sam B talk about some of the challanges you might go through in your first year as a web developer.

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21: Five Programming Myths - Busted

This week Tim & Sam B discuss 5 common programming myths. Is programming hard? Is programming creative?

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20: Money can't buy you time

This week Sam & Sam go off-piste and discuss what they feel practise and time management means to them as developers.

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19: Talking Sketch with Chris Downer from Bohemian Coding

This week Sam Mason chats with Chris Downer a designer at Bohemian Coding the makers of Sketch, about building the next generation of design apps.

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18: The Coding Food Chain

This week Sam & Sam share ideas on when to know how and when to know what. An exploration of coding as a toolset for problem solving.

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17: Some tips to land your first development job

This week Sam & Sam share their top ten tips on going from your first exploration into code to landing your first development job.

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16: Feeling Overwwwhelmed with Ben Howdle

This week Sam talks with special guest Ben Howdle about the pressures of keeping up with all the new libraries & frameworks and how to find your personal tech stack.

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15: We need a tech Mr.Motivator

This week Sam & Sam talk about motivation. More specifically, what are some ways of staying motivated throughout a project and delving into some of the different reasons people are motivated.

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14: We've come so far, but there is still a way to go

This week Alice & Louise talk about women in tech and the issues they have faced in their time in the industry as well as some ways of tackling it.

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13: Episode 13_Final_Final_v2

This week Sam & Tim talk talk about why you should use version control and why Git is great as well as how to dive into the open source community.

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12: Surviving Your First Conference

This week Sam & Tim talk talk about how to survive your first coding conference and dive a little deeper into Ruby and the Text Editor Vim.

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11: A List For Life

This week Sam & Sam talk about how to navigate the choices of frameworks & languages you have as a new developer and which ones to tackle and when.

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10: Coding To A Degree

This week Sam & Sam talk about the many ways into the tech sector and our personal experiences getting to where we are today.

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09: The Good, the Bad and the Bootstrap

This week Sam & Sam talk about CSS frameworks, what they are, what they are good for and why are certain people dead against using them.

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08: The differences between iOS & Hybrid apps

Sam is joined by special co-host Louise Bishop, Steer’s iOS teacher. We talk about switching from Android to iOS, moving from Objective-C to Swift and what resources are out there to help beginners.

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07: Designing in the browser

This week we are joined by a special co-host Alice Mollon a Designer and Customer Experience Manager at Steer to talk about learning to design in the browser.

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06: Making a podcast without a shed

This week Sam & Sam talk about what goes into making a podcast, everything from the equipment and software we use all the way up to getting your episode downloads tracked.

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05: Remember to flush your cache

Sam and Sam continue talking about blogging by delving into the more technical aspects of how database CMS’s work as well as how advertising platforms work.

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04: Jekyll is for coders. Wordpress is for writers

Sam and Sam chat blogging; what it is, what platforms are out there and what are the potential pitfalls and advantages of each one.

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03: Nobody needs Twitter in their fridge

Sam and Sam talk about the fast growing internet of things, what it is, what you can do with it and what resources are out there to help you get started. We also answer some of your listener questions.

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02: Making the grade

Sam Mason and his co-host Sam Billingham discuss the introduction of coding to the national curriculum, and what it could mean for developers and people learning to code. They also take some time answering your questions on coding & tech.

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01: A few of our favourite things

The very first Steercast podcast, this episode introduces Sam Mason & Sam Billingham as they share their go-to development tools, favourite resource sites, and of course, why they love to code.

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