Ask me about:
- Open source hardware integration
- Node.js electronics
- Working at Microsoft
- Getting started with programming
This AMA session is over but you can still ask questions to Suz Hinton on their Hashnode profile.
Have you had to deal with people being a butthole to you while you stream? If so, how have you handled it?
Node.js + electronics — what's the status in 2018? Is it an interesting field to pursue?
Hi Suz. Thank you so much for doing AMA. I've been watching your streams for some time and I got very interested into Nodebots, IoT and other JS stuff.
I have some general questions, as well as questions about getting started. This could be longer, but I hope you don't mind. :)
Before watching your stream I didn't know JS was that powerful. I was surprised that you can program boards, IoT and such things using JS.
So the first question -  how do you like JS for programming boards and IoT stuff, and is there some features you're missing in JS, that would make the development process easier?
 Have you ever considered (or tried) using TypeScript? Would it be possible to run project such as Avrgirl using TS?
Last, but not least.. :D You're streaming and recording videos for some time now. And you're very successful doing that! :)  Do you have any recommendations for newcomers, who want to start live coding and streaming/recording? Is there something that you would've loved to know before you started doing so?
Once again, thank you so much for everything!
Hey Suz 👋, Do you like pineapple on Pizza?
Which tools do you use for programming? What's your default system configuration? 🤔
How have you overcome the difficulties of being a self taught programmer (job wise)?
Hi Suz, thank you a lot for doing this AMA~!
What's the coolest thing about working for Microsoft? Do you have a fancy office? Special snack time?
What is your (and your colleagues') take on opensource tools, which are in direct competition with MS products? Stuff, like Linux distros, Redox, LibreOffice, MariaDB, etc. Do you embrace them, take ideas from them and use them alternatively sometimes, or are they completely banned?
What is the single most important thing in the world of IoT development you are missing? How do you think the situation could be remedied?
Hey Suz, thanks for doing the AMA - I'm also a big fan of your twitch stream!
What's your advice for women getting started with tech in 2018? 👩💻
What terminal Config do you use?
What are some of your favourite/least favourite things about your job? How does it compare to experiences you’ve had before?
Hello Suz Hinton! I’m new to your streams but I find the content fun. I have a couple questions in regard to your streams. When did you start streaming and was there any mental hurdles to get over before you started streaming?
Thanks for doing the AMA!
Have you used TypeScript for a full React app? If so, how did it go and was it worth the extra effort over plain ES6?
Hey Suz 👋 awesome AMA!
What is the wildest thing you've made and what is the wildest thing you want to make?
Does Microsoft have positions for senior nerds?
Hi Suz! You’ve inspired me to think more about a11y lately. What are your favourite resources on getting started? Do you have examples of websites that do a good job?
Hi Suz! What are the few things you have learned about beginner programmer after teaching them for so long?
- Why did you get started with coding live?
- What's the hardest part of coding live?
Hey Suz! Any news on your affiliation status on Twitch? I'm looking forward to a set-it-and-forget it way to support your streams every month!
Love your streams, Suz! I especially like how good you are at explaining things in a simple, accessible way, with a positive, open minded attitude.
I've been working in the games industry for almost 18 years now, and have in the past few years ended up on the backend/services teams of a couple of companies. I recently shipped a big product on Kubernetes/Go, and during my time working on that I found the burgeoning community of fantastic cloud/services/open source folk such as yourself. It's that supportive group of advocates and friendly Slack people that have really inspired me to potentially look at changing career paths. For someone with a lot of software/dev experience but with relative inexperience with a lot of the paradigms/best practices/conventions in this space, do you have any advice for things I could do so if I decided to make a change I'd be able to "talk shop" and potentially land a job? I'm reading Kubernetes Up and Running and Cloud Native Infrastructure, and lurking on streams and Slack channels, but are there other things I could be doing?
Hi Suz, What's your opinion on having a computer science degree in 2018? Is it required, if I want to work for a company like Microsoft?
What motivated you to start teaching LIVE on twitch? Your videos are very useful. Thank you. 🙃