We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech
Summary: A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. 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. https://WeBelongPodcast.com/
Tim and Lauren discuss how he applies the lessons he learned from music and nursing to his role today as a Director of Web Development.
Bryan shares with Lauren his journey from studying philosophy and working in journalism to becoming a designer, developer, educator, and community advocate.
Sia tells Lauren about how she started her career as a semiconductor process engineer and eventually ended up starting her own web development agency and everything in between.
Dana and Angela share with Lauren how they started their podcast and how learning to code has made Angela a more empathetic Product Manager.
Alexandra and Lauren discuss how she transitioned from opera singing into tech and now does all things product for a startup in Norway.
Paula and Lauren discuss her journey of learning to code after playing violin professionally her whole life.
PJ and Lauren discuss how he helped define the DevRel space and started his own company after working at a deaf school and as a musician for many years.
Elyse and Lauren discuss how she overcame many life obstacles including abuse, substance abuse, and issues of mental health to follow her dreams of learning to code.
Becca and Lauren discuss her passion for React and CSS and how she uses the lessons she learned in Marketing to her role as a developer today.
Kristen and Lauren discuss how she applies the lessons she learned as a professional career sampler as a senior software developer in Toronto.
Aisha and Lauren discuss how she applies the lessons she learned from volunteering in Detroit and teaching at a coding bootcamp to today as an Application Developer.
Tiffany and Lauren discuss how she applies the lessons she learned from business, finance, and homeschooling her children as a stay at home mom to her career today as a software engineer.
Bekah and Lauren chat about her transition into tech after being a community organizer and an English instructor and how she applies the lessons she learned to her role today as a software engineer.
Michelle and Lauren discuss how she promotes diversity and inclusion and how she taught herself to code while on the job as a support engineer.
Chris and Lauren chat about how he applies the lessons he has learned after 30+ years in the industry as a Architect at Microsoft today.