009 : Speaking Tech, the required language of the future with Vinay Trivedi

Vinay headshotWhen you come from a non-technical background, listening to developers speak can sound a lot like FDJKFJ CJ KCDJK REJISJ KLSSJ K  SKD.

Fortunately, my guest this week is here to help. Vinay Trivedi is the author of How to Speak Tech: The Non-Techie’s Guide to Technology Basics in Business. In this episode, we talk about specific things that non-technical people should learn in order to remain relevant in the workforce.

When you’re a novice, sometimes you don’t even know what questions you should be asking. Vinay helps lay a solid tech foundation so that you’ll be able to use where ever your learning takes you in the future. If you’re ready for developers to stop sounding like they’re speaking in tongue, it’s time to listen up.

Here’s what we chat about:

  • Why it’s more important than ever to understand technology
  • Using How to Speak Tech as a jumping-off point to getting a job in tech
  • How learning about technology takes “magic” out of your favorite websites, and why that’s a good thing
  • The difference between front end and back end programming languages
  • Low level languages versus higher level languages
  • What is an API? How can you use them? Where to find them?
  • What the heck is version control and what is Github?
  • Why getting your product back from your developers is not the end
  • What does it mean for a website to be secure?

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