A podcast sharing the unique and amazing journeys of non-traditional software engineers, those who studied via any path outside a 4 year Computer Science degree, and the apprenticeships that helped them grow and thrive in their high paid technology roles. We're building a movement and community advocating for educational equity in technical hiring in the United States.
Saron Yitbarek from thoughtbot + CodeNewbie
Saron shares the highs and lows of her journey as an entrepreneur and community organizer in tech, after attending Flatiron and completing the thoughtbot apprenticeship program.
Grace Macjones from Microsoft
In this masterclass on mindset, learning, and growth, Grace shares her journey from Nigeria to Seattle where she became a Support Engineer at Microsoft through the LEAP apprenticeship. Don't miss Grace's own podcast show called Tech Unlocked!
Jenna Ritten from IBM
Jenna shares her journey from being bullied as a kid growing up in Detroit, to finding her place as a Cloud Developer Advocate at IBM via their apprenticeship.
Sandy Cao from Twitter
With laughs the whole way, Sandy talks about not knowing what she wants to do in her career, being an angsty art nerd, and transitioning to software engineering in the Twitter apprenticeship.
Yuridia Larios from Indeed
Coming from a small town in Mexico, Yuridia shares what it's like to transition to life in the United States, learning software engineering at Techtonica, and the Indeed apprenticeship. Today, she's a Software Engineer focused on accessibility at Indeed.
Ian Carroll from 8th Light
A self-taught software engineer and theatre major in college, Ian shares how he went from studying Daoism and tea rituals, to repairing Barnes & Nobles Nook tablets, to the 8th Light apprenticeship program. Today, he's a Senior Software Engineer at 8th Light.