A podcast sharing the unique and amazing journeys of non-traditional software engineers, those who studied via any path outside a 4 year Computer Science degree, and the apprenticeships that helped them grow and thrive in their high paid technology roles. We're building a movement and community advocating for educational equity in technical hiring in the United States.
Ian Carroll from 8th Light
A self-taught software engineer and theatre major in college, Ian shares how he went from studying Daoism and tea rituals, to repairing Barnes & Nobles Nook tablets, to the 8th Light apprenticeship program. Today, he's a Senior Software Engineer at 8th Light.
2021 Interview: Amelia Padua from Trunk Club
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Amelia tells us about leaving the full time workforce (for now!) and her growing family. Yes, we learn about remote preschool.
2018 Interview: Amelia Padua from Trunk Club
In this time capsule episode, Amelia talks about struggling in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, her career in project management, and returning to software engineering in the Trunk Club apprenticeship program.
2021 Interview: Lupita Davila from Twilio
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Lupita tells us that this chapter has been the hardest period of her life. We dig into what's happened and how she's learned and grown.
2018 Interview: Lupita Davila from Twilio
In this time capsule episode, Lupita discusses her journey from struggling in her Computer Science program, to 3 years in web design, and making her way back into software engineering in the 1st cohort of Twilio's Hatch apprenticeship program.
2021 Interview: Meredith Jones from LinkedIn
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Meredith talks about her promotion to Senior Software Engineer, and how she's adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.