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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/

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  • Artist: Lauren Lee @LoLoCoding
  • Copyright: ℗ & © 2019 We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech

Podcasts:

 Ep. 21 - Elyse Segebart: Conquering Life's Obstacles and Following Your Dreams | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1590

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.

 Ep. 20 - Becca Lee: Lessons from Marketing Applied to Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1307

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.

 Ep. 19 - Kristen Spencer: How Sampling ALL of the Careers Led Her to Software Engineering | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1782

Kristen and Lauren discuss how she applies the lessons she learned as a professional career sampler as a senior software developer in Toronto.

 Ep. 18 - Aisha Blake: A Community Minded App Developer in Detroit | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1478

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.

 Ep. 17 - Tiffany Pena: Balancing Life as a Mom and Learning to Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 882

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.

 Ep. 16 - Bekah Hawrot Weigel: The Parallels Between Teaching English Literature & Code | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1802

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.

 Ep. 15 - Michelle Brenner: How She Became a Sr. Backend Engineer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1240

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.

 Ep. 14 - Chris Evans: Lessons from 30 Years in the Biz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2320

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.

 Ep. 13 - Lauren Granger: From Social Services to Software Engineering & the Power of Doing Good | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2488

We discuss how Lauren Granger applies the lessons they learned from spending a decade in social services to their career today as a software engineer.

 Ep. 12 - Jessica Dene Earley-Cha: Community & Developer Advocacy at Google | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1545

Jessica and Lauren chat about how she applies the lessons learned from teaching and working in the nonprofit world to her role as a Developer Advocate at Google today.

 Ep. 11 - Becca Rosenthal: How to Find your People and Pull Each Other Up Together | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2482

Becca and Lauren discuss how she builds community and how she infuses puns into her day to day life as a software engineer.

 Ep. 10 - Jessica Owens: The Parallels Between Knitting & Coding | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2085

Jessica and Lauren discuss how she applies the lessons she learned from spending a decade as a fiber arts professional to her career today as a software engineer at Snapchat.

 Ep. 9 - Abby Tiffany: From Sign Language to Coding Language | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1732

Abby and Lauren chat about her transition into tech after being an ASL interpreter and how she applies the lessons she learned to her role today as a software engineer.

 Ep. 8- Nora Peters: From Americorps to Amazon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1849

Nora and Lauren chat about how she applies the lessons she learned from the non-profit world to her role as a software engineer at Amazon today.

 Ep. 7 - Jamie Pilgrim: From Bootcamp Instructor to Software Engineer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1729

Jamie and Lauren discuss her transition from being a Coding Bootcamp instructor to a Software Engineer today

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