Crossroads is a bi-weekly podcast in which we talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, ask about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title.
7: Bootstrap Yourself (Christina Entcheva)
Natalie is joined by Christina Entcheva, recent thoughtbot apprentice turned full-developer, to discuss building one's portfolio up to become a hirable candidate, disseminating an organization's culture, and adapting to increased expectations.
6: Coding in the Coffee Shop (Tyson Gach)
Natalie speaks to Tyson Gach from thoughtbot New York about the fuzzy line between designers and developers, how to present yourself in the workforce, and the importance of accessibility.
5: Professional Learner (Sid Raval)
Natalie speaks to Sid Raval from thoughtbot New York about transforming hobbyist coding into a career, and continuing to push oneself past plateaus in their learning.
4: Building Imploding Programs (Joël Quenneville)
Natalie speaks to Joël Quenneville from thoughtbot Boston about having a Comp Sci degree, the perception that developers are all "genius nerds", and how collaboration is key to learning and personal growth.
3: Constantly Learning, Constantly Changing (Melissa Xie)
Natalie speaks to Melissa Xie from thoughtbot Boston about the big "leaps" in her career, and how community can make all the difference.
2: Bass Player, Not Rockstar (George Brocklehurst)
Natalie speaks to George Brocklehurst from thoughtbot New York about why he'd rather be a bass player than a rockstar.