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A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. Sharing stories about the different paths people have taken to enter the industry and chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech.

A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. Sharing stories about the different paths people have taken to enter the industry and chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech.
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United States

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A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. Sharing stories about the different paths people have taken to enter the industry and chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech.

Twitter:

@lolocoding

Language:

English

Contact:

8479623979


Episodes

Ep. 7 - Jamie Pilgrim: From Bootcamp Instructor to Software Engineer

4/7/2019
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Jamie & Lauren talk today about her path to attending a coding bootcamp after feeling frustrated with the traditional 4-year college path that so many are encouraged to take. She calls for a rethinking of the way we push that route onto young adults as the expected route and encourages us all to consider exploring our interests and passions to help discover what we will be good at but more importantly, what will bring us joy. In 2014, Jamie attended a program called Dev Bootcamp and went on...

Duration:00:28:49

Ep. 6 - Kate Spitzer: From Fashion Design to Software Engineering

3/30/2019
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Today, Kate and I talk about her time a fashion designer and her eventual desire to find a career that surprisingly or not, demanded even more creativity: software engineering. We chat about her decision making process behind choosing backend over frontend development and the magic that it holds. She explains the many overlapping parallels between fashion design and engineering and we discuss vocational training programs versus more formal four-year programs. Kate implores listeners to do...

Duration:00:20:35

Ep. 5 - Megan Slater: From French Horn to Full Stack

3/28/2019
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Today Megan and I talk about her upbringing in Montana, her education and pursuit of playing the french horn professionally, how she wound up working full time in finance before ultimately finding a career counselor and seeking advice on how to apply all of her interests and skills towards a new career. She discovered tech and decided to take a leap of faith to attend Code Fellows in 2015. She now works for a really neat consulting firm in Seattle called GenUI as a Full Stack Web...

Duration:00:31:08

Ep. 4 - Kate Pond: From Alaskan Park Ranger to Programmer at Alaska Airlines

3/28/2019
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Kate recently graduated from Ada Developers Academy and is a Developer Apprentice at Alaska Airlines. She has an infectious laugh and such a zest for life that it’s hard not to smile while listening to her talk about her journey today. Although she eventually transitioned to tech, she studied to become a park ranger from a very early age and has her Masters in Environmental Education. Today she shares with me her obsession with nature and her love for storytelling, all Meetups, and...

Duration:00:33:41

Ep. 3 - Stephanie Wilkinson: Blending a Love for Education with Tech

3/22/2019
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Stephanie and I have a shared passion for education and technology and she talks today about how fun it is to have found a role that balances those two worlds. As the Director of Systems Architecture for the National Association of Independent Schools, Stephanie thrives as she manages, innovates, and inspires her distributed team each day. She tells the story of facing a gatekeeper in college and the reasons behind not pursuing a more traditional educational path to tech. She's...

Duration:00:25:12

Ep. 2 - Severin Wiggenhorn: From Congress to Code

3/19/2019
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Severin and I talk today about all things ballet dancing, law school, and her passion for logic problems and patterns! We discuss our shared experience as students at Ada Developers Academy, our mutual feelings of imposter syndrome, celebrate the fact that we’ve both cried in front of our managers, and unfortunately discover that neither one of us were ever encouraged to explore a career in tech when we were young. Severin dives deep on the importance of internships, asking questions, and...

Duration:00:35:45

Ep. 1 - Ben Greenberg: From Rabbi to Developer Advocate

3/18/2019
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Today Ben & I talk about the lessons he learned from his time as a community organizer and Rabbi and how he applies them in his role today as a Developer Advocate at Nexmo, the Vonage API platform. He shares the story of his brave decision to pursue his dreams and learn to code by attending the Flatiron School. He and I discuss the value of embracing the qualities that make us different in addition to the importance of diverse perspectives and backgrounds on a technical team. His passion...

Duration:00:32:42

Ep. 0 - Introducing: We Belong Here

3/10/2019
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Introduction to the new podcast, We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech Sharing stories about the different routes people have taken to enter the industry and chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech. Checkout out our website: https://webelongpodcast.com/

Duration:00:01:19