46 min

Jem Hilton - Up the Stack Day as a Dev

    • Technology

Show DescriptionJem Hilton is a former philosophy instructor, turned software developer, and offers a story all the way up the stack. From coding bootcamp, through years in the Chicago startup world, to the Pacific Northwest, Jem's made deliberate choices throughout his career, and is now managing a team of engineers at Leafly, the largest cannabis website in the world.


On the show, we detail tactics and strategies for forwarding a career. From landing a job in tech, through negotiating an offer letter, to managing up, this episode is packed with takeaways.

Time Jumps03:37 Day as a Bootcamper.
07:07 Pivoting towards a career in tech.
12:30 Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.
14:49 Capacity, desire, and a laser focused intention.
18:07 Software engineering as a new trade.
19:02 Experience, over education.
20:54 Managing up.
31:51 Negotiating your offer letter.
36:24 The unexpected consequences of going remote.
40:27 Force multiplication, and changing responsibilities.
For expanded show notes on this episode, head on over to https://www.dayasadev.com/episodes/up-the-stack-with-jem-hilton.

Show DescriptionJem Hilton is a former philosophy instructor, turned software developer, and offers a story all the way up the stack. From coding bootcamp, through years in the Chicago startup world, to the Pacific Northwest, Jem's made deliberate choices throughout his career, and is now managing a team of engineers at Leafly, the largest cannabis website in the world.


On the show, we detail tactics and strategies for forwarding a career. From landing a job in tech, through negotiating an offer letter, to managing up, this episode is packed with takeaways.

Time Jumps03:37 Day as a Bootcamper.
07:07 Pivoting towards a career in tech.
12:30 Luck is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.
14:49 Capacity, desire, and a laser focused intention.
18:07 Software engineering as a new trade.
19:02 Experience, over education.
20:54 Managing up.
31:51 Negotiating your offer letter.
36:24 The unexpected consequences of going remote.
40:27 Force multiplication, and changing responsibilities.
For expanded show notes on this episode, head on over to https://www.dayasadev.com/episodes/up-the-stack-with-jem-hilton.

46 min

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