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Reboot features interviews with people who have made big career transitions. Hosted by scientist-turned-management-consultant-turned-developer Adarsh Pandit.

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Reboot features interviews with people who have made big career transitions. Hosted by scientist-turned-management-consultant-turned-developer Adarsh Pandit.

    4: Jim (Engineer > Baseball > Poker)

    4: Jim (Engineer > Baseball > Poker)

    Adarsh talks to Jim Perry, a professional poker player who trained as a civil engineer and baseball pitcher, now looking at his next career adventure.



    Half Life
    Duke Baseball
    Jim's Blog
    Rounders Movie
    Magic the Gathering
    Under the Boardwalk - Monopoly Championship
    Two Plus Two Forums
    Deuces Cracked
    Independent Association of Baseball Leagues
    Worcester Tornadoes
    Ron Guidry, Red Sox Catcher
    Black Friday 2011

    • 1 hr 16 min
    3: Jessie (Camp Counselor>Bootcamp Grad>Ruby Developer)

    3: Jessie (Camp Counselor>Bootcamp Grad>Ruby Developer)

    Adarsh talks Jessie Young, who started her professional life as a political volunteer, worked in marketing, and became a developer after attending a technical bootcamp.



    PDA
    Edward "Ted" Kennedy
    Brookline, MA
    Sermo
    RailsBridge
    "Head First HTML with CSS" by Elisabeth Robson, Eric Freeman (not Kathy Sierra as I had thought)
    "Learn to Program" by Chris Pine
    Hungry Academy
    Dev Bootcamp
    Pivotal Labs

    • 1 hr 2 min
    2: Brenda (Waiter>Bartender>Lost Soul)

    2: Brenda (Waiter>Bartender>Lost Soul)

    Adarsh talks with thoughtbot designer Brenda Storer. Brenda started out as a psychology major and waitress in California, moved to New York City right after 9/11, and finally threw away her waitressing shoes to work as web designer.



    Bryant Park
    Chico State
    Brenda's Robbie Williams site from 1999
    David LaChapelle
    Tilde Club
    DreamWeaver
    BUNAC Study Abroad Program
    3Com Fountain
    Titanic
    FIT, Fashion Institute of Technology
    Quark
    Imposter Syndrome
    Girl Develop It
    Sara Chipps

    • 55 min
    0: Adarsh (Scientist > Management Consultant > Developer)

    0: Adarsh (Scientist > Management Consultant > Developer)

    In Episode 0 of Season 1 of Reboot, Chad talks to Adarsh Pandit, thoughtbot SF Managing Director & host of the Reboot podcast, about his personal journey which inspired this, our newest show.


    This episode originally aired as #125 on the Giant Robots Podcast (http://giantrobots.fm/125)



    Reboot
    "The Pickaxe"
    Agile Development with Rails
    Learn to Program
    apprentice.io
    Adarsh on Twitter

    • 43 min
    1: Gordon (Bartender > Film Editor > iOS Developer)

    1: Gordon (Bartender > Film Editor > iOS Developer)

    In episode 1 of the first season of Reboot, Adarsh talks with Gordon Fontenot, an iOS developer at thoughtbot, about his career path, moving from college dropout, to bartender, to film editor and finally iOS developer.



    Gordon Fontenot on Twitter
    Gordon’s podcast with Mark Adams on iOS development
    Waltham, Massachusetts
    Avid Video Editor
    Central Booking
    AppleScript
    Pragmatic Programmers
    Stack Overflow Careers
    Imposter Syndrome
    Dog typing on computer
    thoughtbot

    • 1 hr 2 min

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