33 episodes

Develomentor podcast is dedicated to help you learn about all careers in tech, not just software engineering! Each interview will help you learn about a specific career, what’s required to be successful in it, and how that role is changing. Stick with us and you’ll meet IT product managers with social work degrees and heads of sales with engineering degrees. You’ll meet engineers who “got all the degrees” and others who did a six week coding bootcamp and are running the show. You’ll meet academics and practitioners across a wide range of industries. You might even meet a few artists. Most importantly, we hope you’ll meet your calling. Tune in to weekly interviews!

Develomentor Grant Ingersoll

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Develomentor podcast is dedicated to help you learn about all careers in tech, not just software engineering! Each interview will help you learn about a specific career, what’s required to be successful in it, and how that role is changing. Stick with us and you’ll meet IT product managers with social work degrees and heads of sales with engineering degrees. You’ll meet engineers who “got all the degrees” and others who did a six week coding bootcamp and are running the show. You’ll meet academics and practitioners across a wide range of industries. You might even meet a few artists. Most importantly, we hope you’ll meet your calling. Tune in to weekly interviews!

    Kim Maida - Zoologist Becomes a Developer Advocate (#32)

    Kim Maida - Zoologist Becomes a Developer Advocate (#32)

    Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Kim Maida. Kim is the Head of Developer Relations at Auth0 and is a Google Developer Expert in Angular and Web Technologies. She's passionate about identity, authentication, constant learning,...

    • 50 min
    #31 Charles Max Wood - From Programmer to Full-Time Podcast Wiz

    #31 Charles Max Wood - From Programmer to Full-Time Podcast Wiz

    Charles Max Wood guides developers in being successful developers and building terrific lives through programming at maxcoders.io. He's also on a mission to create a podcast for every programming community. He loves connecting with new people, talking about code, and hanging with his family. Click Here –> For more information about tech careers Episode Summary "I've had all of mentors and people to help me build my career and I want to help other people do that too." —Charles Max Wood In this episode we’ll cover: What steps did Charles take to make podcasting profitable? Why it's essential to reach out to mentors! Charles sat next to David Heinemeier Hanson at a conference and asked him to be on a podcast How did having a podcast help Charles get clients when he was an independent contractor? Why it is still a great time to get into podcasting! Charles thinks podcasts will be much more mainstream in the future.

    • 53 min
    Tracy Lee - On Founding ThisDot and Building Communities #30

    Tracy Lee - On Founding ThisDot and Building Communities #30

    Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Tracy Lee. Tracy Lee is the Co-Founder of This Dot Labs, a consultancy focused on helping companies with digital transformations. She is also a Google Developer Expert, RxJS Core Team member,...

    • 43 min
    Daniel Tunkelang - Endeca, Search and Choosing to Freelance (#29)

    Daniel Tunkelang - Endeca, Search and Choosing to Freelance (#29)

    Daniel Tunkelang is currently an independent consultant or, in his words, a 'high-class consultant' for technology companies. Previous to this, he was a data science and engineering executive who has built and led some of the strongest teams in the software industry. Daniel studied computer science and math at MIT and has a PhD in computer science from CMU. He was a founding employee and chief scientist of Endeca, a search pioneer that Oracle acquired for $1.1B. He led a local search team at Google. Prior to this, he was a director of data science and engineering at LinkedIn, and he established their query understanding team. Daniel is a widely recognized writer and speaker. He is frequently invited to speak at academic and industry conferences, particularly in the areas of information retrieval, web science, and data science. He has written the definitive textbook on faceted search (now a standard for ecommerce sites), established an annual symposium on human-computer interaction and information retrieval, and authored 24 US patents. His social media posts have attracted over a million page views. Daniel also advises and consults for companies that can benefit strategically from his expertise. His clients range from early-stage startups to "unicorn" technology companies like Etsy and Flipkart. He helps companies make decisions around algorithms, technology, product strategy, hiring, and organizational structure.

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    Alice Albrecht - From Neuroscience to Data Science (#28)

    Alice Albrecht - From Neuroscience to Data Science (#28)

    Alice Albrecht leads the strategy and advising portions of Cloudera Fast Forward Labs. She was previously a research engineer on the team. She spends her days advising clients on all things machine learning, including developing and executing on use cases and the latest and greatest in machine learning and artificial intelligence. Prior to joining Cloudera Fast Forward Labs, Alice worked in both finance and technology companies as a practicing data scientist, data science leader, and – most recently – a data product manager. In addition to teaching machines to do cool things, Alice is passionate about mentoring and helping others grow in their careers. Alice holds a PhD from Yale in cognitive neuroscience where she studied how humans summarize sensory information from the world around them and the neural substrates that underlie those summaries.

    • 41 min
    Rikki Endsley - Journalism to Open Source Tech Writer (#27)

    Rikki Endsley - Journalism to Open Source Tech Writer (#27)

    Rikki Endsley is currently the Open Source Community Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She was previously the editor of Red Hat Developer and a 2016 recipient of an O’Reilly Open Source Award. In the past, she worked as a community manager and editor for Opensource.com; a community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards team at Red Hat; freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and UnixReview.com. Rikki has an English degree from the University of Texas (Austin) and a Master’s of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas. For her thesis, she researched how to highlight women’s contributions to open source technologies.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

burleydi ,

Great source of inspiration

It’s not just about the code — it’s about all the talent that supports any high tech company. Grant does a great job of surfacing the unique journeys talent takes to make it in tech.

AgonThalia ,

Not just a bunch of similar tech folks

The best part about this podcast is that there’s a good variety of tech career talks, from coding to NLP to design, I really like that I get to hear about different disciplines in the tech world from interesting people

Piedmont fitters ,

Perfect timing!

I just moved into the CE world from the athletic apparel industry, and this podcast has been the perfect addition to my morning and afternoon commutes.

Every episode is a mentorship in itself!

It’s already helped me navigate the new landscape, understand the complexities of the tech world, and through conversations at work, I’ve officially found an executive level mentor in my department to learn even more from.

I’d recommend this podcast to anyone looking to understand more about the tech world and to anyone who appreciates the value of mentorship in any field.

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