23 episodes

Bits and Bytes is hosted by Jean Yoon from Launch, where she connects with others in the start-up community using food as the catalyst. Armed with a sadistic sense of food humour, anyone is fair game to Jean's unique food challenges. Bits & Bytes will bring in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup.

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Bits and Bytes is hosted by Jean Yoon from Launch, where she connects with others in the start-up community using food as the catalyst. Armed with a sadistic sense of food humour, anyone is fair game to Jean's unique food challenges. Bits & Bytes will bring in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup.

    From High School Singer to Tech Co-Founder to Assistant Professor at Berklee

    From High School Singer to Tech Co-Founder to Assistant Professor at Berklee

    Sherry Li got into music because of her school crush, and ended up as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music and Co-Founder of ICTUS Audio, a full-service audio production house. In this Bits & Bytes episode, she talks about her journey from a high school student to an award-winning music producer and sound designer who has written for Mercedes-Benz, YSL, Xiaomi, and Steve Aoki.

    About Bits & Bytes:

    Hosted by your favourite Jean Yoon & Sam Chan from Launch, season 3 of Bits & Bytes brings in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first-time interns to really spill the beans on what it’s really like to work within a startup while going through Jean’s unique food challenges!

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    • 51 min
    Why This Young Person Left Child and Youth Care To Work in Tech

    Why This Young Person Left Child and Youth Care To Work in Tech

    Starting his career in sound design and then moving to child and youth care, Samson Li didn’t expect he would land a job in tech. In this episode of Bits & Bytes podcast, our community manager shares what his job looks like and participates in Jean’s trivia, revealing the facts you probably didn’t know about Launch Academy.

    About Bits & Bytes:

    Hosted by your favourite Jean Yoon & Sam Chan from Launch, season 2 of Bits & Bytes brings in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first-time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup while going through Jean’s unique food challenges!

    Listen to more episodes of Bits & Bytes: https://pod.link/1501887543

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    • 52 min
    The journey of a software engineer from opera singing to coding | Zainen Suzuki, ECAD Labs Inc.

    The journey of a software engineer from opera singing to coding | Zainen Suzuki, ECAD Labs Inc.

    After years of opera singing, Zainen Suzuki made a career switch and dived into coding with the help of Lighthouse Labs’ Bootcamp. In this episode of Bits & Bytes podcast, he explains why he left music for a career in software development, what skills are necessary for coding, and what the potential of Web3 is.

    About Bits & Bytes:

    Hosted by your favourite Jean Yoon & Sam Chan from Launch, season 2 of Bits & Bytes brings in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first-time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup while going through Jean’s unique food challenges!

    Listen to more episodes of Bits & Bytes: https://pod.link/1501887543

    Find out more at https://bnb.pinecast.co

    • 45 min
    Creating DiamondHandBag a Digital-First Luxury Fashion Brand | Angel Pui, DiamondHandBag

    Creating DiamondHandBag a Digital-First Luxury Fashion Brand | Angel Pui, DiamondHandBag

    The latest episode of Bits & Bytes features Angel Pui, 3x VC-Funded Tech Founder, Head of Strategic IP Partnerships at Big Head Club, and Mentor at Launch Academy. She shares how her passion for computer science and fashion led her to web3 and creation of a digital-first luxury brand, DiamondHandBag.

    About Bits & Bytes:

    Hosted by your favourite Jean Yoon & Sam Chan from Launch, season 2 of Bits & Bytes brings in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first-time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup while going through Jean’s unique food challenges!

    Listen to more episodes of Bits & Bytes: https://pod.link/1501887543

    Find out more at https://bnb.pinecast.co

    A Project Manager’s Journey From the Arctic to the Tech Industry | Nick Wilkinson, TTT Studios

    A Project Manager’s Journey From the Arctic to the Tech Industry | Nick Wilkinson, TTT Studios

    Bits & Bytes podcast is back for a brand new season! Hosted by your favourite Jean Yoon & Sam Chan from Launch, season 2 will yet again bring in guests ranging from serial entrepreneurs to first-time interns to really spill the beans on what it's really like to work within a startup while going through Jean’s unique food challenges!

    The first episode features Nick Wilkinson, Director of Project Management at TTT Studios. Previously having worked for NASA and the Canadian Space Agency Nick shares his journey into project management, the required skill set, the difference between project and product management, and why you don’t need to be a developer to become a project manager.

    Listen to more episodes of Bits & Bytes: https://pod.link/1501887543

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    Putting our Programs Specialist on the Hot Seat & Launch Team Reflections | Camille Bonnet, Launch

    Putting our Programs Specialist on the Hot Seat & Launch Team Reflections | Camille Bonnet, Launch

    Our very own program specialist Camille Bonnet joined our hosts Jean and Sam for a special Bits & Bytes episode as they talk about her experience at Launch, the dynamics of working remotely; in-person vs online meetings, mental health, and her reason to make the move to Vancouver from France.

    Watch on for this super fun episode to find out if Camille passes Jean's food challenge, as she tries the worlds most sour candy, and some other really 'interesting' flavours!

    Listen to this episode on your favourite podcast network: https://pod.link/1501887543

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    Learn more about Launch: https://launchacademy.ca/

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    • 57 min

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