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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

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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.

    Software Engineer Frances Coronel

    Software Engineer Frances Coronel

    Frances Coronel is a Software Engineer at Slack where she specializes in Customer Acquisition. We talk about her work on the open-source project to list tech apprenticeships. Frances helps run Techqueria, a nonprofit that serves the largest community of Latinx in Tech. We talk about lowering barriers in tech and how many D&I initiatives fail. I mention in the episode learning the ketchup story from this podcast about how Leslie Miley went from being a college dropout to Twitter’s only black engineer in a leadership position.

    Frances can be found at:

    twitter: @fvcproductions

    website:  https://fvcproductions.com/

    tech queens podcast: https://fvcproductions.com/podcast/

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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    • 38 min
    From The Source: IT Manager Eliza Barrios

    From The Source: IT Manager Eliza Barrios

    Eliza Barrios is an IT Manager at the Wikimedia Foundation, helping to make free knowledge available to anyone, everywhere. She is also a practicing artist.  We talk about how satisfying it is to empower her colleagues to solve problems and how she integrates her art into a technical space.

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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    • 35 min
    From The Source: Information Science Specialist Camille Mathieu

    From The Source: 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)

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    • 25 min
    From The Source: Senior Developer Brendan Adkins

    From The Source: 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)

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    • 34 min
    Cloud Advocate Tanya Janca

    Cloud Advocate Tanya Janca

    Tanya Janca, also known as SheHacksPurple, is the author of ‘Alice and Bob Learn Application Security’. She is also the founder of We Hack Purple, an online learning academy, community and podcast that revolves around teaching everyone to create secure software. Tanya has been coding and working in IT for over twenty years, won numerous awards, and has been everywhere from startups to public service to tech giants (Microsoft, Adobe, & Nokia). She has worn many hats; startup founder, pentester, CISO, AppSec Engineer, and software developer. She is an award-winning public speaker, active blogger & streamer and has delivered hundreds of talks and trainings on 6 continents. She values diversity, inclusion and kindness, which shines through in her countless initiatives.

    Founder: We Hack Purple (Academy, Community and Podcast), WoSEC International (Women of Security), OWASP DevSlop, OWASP Victoria, #CyberMentoringMonday

    twitter: @shehackspurple

    dev.to: shehackspurple

    medium: @shehackspurple

    youtube: shehackspurple

     

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    “Fearless First” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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    • 43 min
    From The Source: Software Developer Erin Scott

    From The Source: 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)

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    • 32 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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