Saturday, June 22, 2024

How to Outsmart AI as a Developer [Dr. Chuck Interview #127]

Programming LanguageHow to Outsmart AI as a Developer


On this week’s episode of the podcast, freeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson interviews Dr. Chuck. He’s a software engineer and Computer Science professor at University of Michigan, which has one of the top-ranked CS programs in the world.

Dr. Charles “Chuck” Severance is also creator of many popular free learning resources like his Python for Everyone and C for Everyone, which millions of students have taken over the past decade.

We talk about:

  • What separates a Master Programmer from an average developer, and how to become one

  • Dr. Chuck’s mission to make programming knowledge freely available

  • The fundamental shortcomings of how Computer Science is currently taught at universities – even elite universities like the one he’s a professor at

  • Dr. Chuck’s theories on recent tech layoffs and what he thinks the near future holds

  • Dr. Chuck’s love of racing $500 cars that he revives from the junk yard, and flying planes

Can you guess what song I’m playing on my bass during the intro? It’s a 2015 song from an Australian musician.

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