12 episodes

From the Source is a collection of true stories from tech veterans and the wide array of their day-to-day challenges. Our guests will help demystify the variety of tech jobs from large technology companies started 5 years ago to traditional industries with 100-year-old companies that have tech teams. A job with the same name can be very different in a large company in California to a startup in North Dakota. We will reveal the boring parts that go along with the exciting challenges. We will also discuss the skills they actually use and what they thought they would use but don’t.



Our audience is people who are exploring a career in tech as well as those who are fascinated by how the tech we love is made.

From the Source Michelle Brenner

    • Technology
    • 4.8, 4 Ratings

From the Source is a collection of true stories from tech veterans and the wide array of their day-to-day challenges. Our guests will help demystify the variety of tech jobs from large technology companies started 5 years ago to traditional industries with 100-year-old companies that have tech teams. A job with the same name can be very different in a large company in California to a startup in North Dakota. We will reveal the boring parts that go along with the exciting challenges. We will also discuss the skills they actually use and what they thought they would use but don’t.



Our audience is people who are exploring a career in tech as well as those who are fascinated by how the tech we love is made.

    From The Source – Ep 13: Information Science Specialist Camille Mathieu

    From The Source – Ep 13: Information Science Specialist Camille Mathieu

    Camille Mathieu is an Information Science Specialist with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her focus is on knowledge management, metadata development and standardization, intranet search improvement, and internal information organization.

    We talk about how she uses her Masters in Library and Information Science to capture, organize and search the enormous amount of data created by the scientists at JPL.

    twitter: @searchbrarian

    linkedin: camillemathieu

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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    • 25 min
    From The Source – Ep 12: Senior Developer Brendan Adkins

    From The Source – Ep 12: Senior Developer Brendan Adkins

    Brendan Adkins is a senior web and mobile developer currently with ThinkShout, a Portland-based agency focusing on inclusive, accessible sites for progressive and advocacy organizations. We talk about the challenges of an agency, the importance of working on what you value and figuring out your career path. He even turns the tables on me to talk about how I went from art school to engineering.

    You can’t find him on social media, but you can reach out via email b at brendanadkins.com. You can also hear him in his comedy podcast all the way from 2009, Children’s Hour of Knowledge.

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 34 min
    From The Source – Ep 10: Cloud Advocate Tanya Janca

    From The Source – Ep 10: Cloud Advocate Tanya Janca

    Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is a senior cloud advocate for Microsoft, specializing in application and cloud security; evangelizing software security and advocating for developers and operations folks alike through public speaking, her open source project OWASP DevSlop, and various forms of teaching via workshops, blogs, public speaking and community events. As an ethical hacker, OWASP Project Leader, Women of Security (WoSEC) chapter leader, software developer and professional computer geek of 20+ years, she is a person who is truly fascinated by the ‘science’ of computer science.

    We had a wide ranging conversation from how much fun it is to code and mentor, to the challenges of being a public figure.

    She can be found at

    twitter: @shehackspurple

    dev.to: shehackspurple

    medium: @shehackspurple

    youtube: shehackspurple

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 43 min
    From The Source – Ep 09: Software Developer Erin Scott

    From The Source – Ep 09: Software Developer Erin Scott

    Erin Scott is a software developer for RS21, a big data visualization company in Albuquerque, NM. She is a hot yoga enthusiast and big proponent of diversity in tech. If you want to work with her you can apply here.  You can also reach Erin directly at erinscottabq or @dot_of_scott

    We talk about being a being a career changer, having a positive impact with her work, how to choose the right bootcamp and much more!

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 32 min
    From The Source – Ep 08: Tech Educator Taye Johnson

    From The Source – Ep 08: Tech Educator Taye Johnson

    Taye is a Tech Educator that soothes the curiosity of those who want to learn more about Tech, but who do not know where to begin. She is a proud introvert who spends most of her time divulging in a sea of data. Her love of data has propelled her on her mission to educate the masses. We talk about the biggest technology challenges facing non-profits and how she helps solve them. She can be reached at www.linkedin.com/in/taye

    This episode includes a disclaimer about an organization. As promised, you can find more information here.

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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    • 19 min
    From The Source – Ep 07: Accounting System Analyst II Nina Kin

    From The Source – Ep 07: Accounting System Analyst II Nina Kin

    Nina has been working in the government as a technologist for 12 years, ever since graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. She is heavily involved in the volunteer civic tech space and in improving the way government does technology. She’s the co-captain of Hack for LA, a member of the National Advisory Council for Code For America‘s Brigade Network, and a newly elected member of the SoCal ACLU. She can be reached on Twitter and Instagram @ninakin9.

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

     

    • 47 min

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Scmami83 ,

Good info!

This is a great concept! I’d love to hear more. Government software engineers, Big (insert acronym) engineers, and agency/consultants would all be interesting! Thanks for the heads up in WWCODE!

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