The Artistic Parallels of Coding and Music with PJ Hagerty, Senior Developer Advocate at Spotify
In this episode, PJ Hagerty, Senior Developer Advocate at Spotify, joins us to talk about why Spotify is such an interesting place to work, the parallels between coding and music and why the education system needs to change the way it teaches math and coding.
In this episode of the State of Developer Education podcast, Jon speaks with PJ Hagerty, Senior Developer Advocate at Spotify. PJ is also the Founder and Chief Community Officer at DevRelate.io, a service giving smaller organizations the opportunity to be members of the tech communities they want to be part of at an affordable cost. Not only that, but he is the Co-Host of the Community Pulse Podcast, and is a Board Member for Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI).
They delve into why Spotify is such an interesting place to work and its developer origins, unpack the parallels between music and math which unpin programming, identify some of the annoying habits of modern day developers, and why the way the education system teaches math and coding needs to be altered. They also outline the importance of coding theory and that, even though not everyone enjoys it, there are also those who do.
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