Mike @ HTML All The Things

Mike @ HTML All The Things

Learning Through Teaching JavaScript w/ Yuri

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·Sep 15, 2021·

3 min read

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment, and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage to expand their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.


Community-focused live streaming and video platform that is structured for developers by developers


This is where people who code can connect, build community and find new opportunities.

What's This One About?

In this episode, Matt and Mike sit down with Yuri, a newcomer to development and Tech Twitter. Yuri recently started her programming journey after watching a single random YouTube video that showed up in her feed. Soon after starting her journey, Yuri took to Twitter to share her experiences, netting her a whopping 27.3k followers (as of writing this). The trio discusses Yuri's Twitter content, how she learns new topics, and much more!

Guest Introduction

This week we’ll be talking to Yuri, who after watching a youtube video decided to fully dive into learning how to code. After noticing that some things were not explained well she took it upon herself to fill that gap while learning the concepts herself. This paid off as she was able to gain over 25000 followers and make valuable connections on Twitter posting her content. In just two months she was able to land a job in the industry. We’ll talk about the challenges she faced and why it pays to learn through teaching.

Yuri's Twitter @codingyuri Raza and Yuri's Podcast (Episode 1)

Show Notes

3:45 - You’ve had one crazy journey, tell us about why you started learning JavaScript/development in general?

5:40 - What led you to make the jump to social media?

12:00 - Can you tell us a bit about your learning process?

14:00 - When do you decide you want to create content around something you’re learning?

18:40 - How does creating Trivia or threads on Twitter help you solidify your own skills?

25:40 - Let’s talk a bit about putting yourself out there, when you first decided to join Twitter, some crazy shit went down. Tell us that story.

32:00 - What are some tips about networking and growing your presence/community on Twitter?

34:40 - What's next for you?

Key Takeaways

  • Your perspective while learning is different and more in line with someone else that's also learning. This is why creating content and tutorials when you just learn something can be more valuable than a senior developer creating that same tutorial.
  • Building an online presence for self-taught developers can be a good alternative to the degree.
  • Explain a technical concept to a family member to get better at explaining

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