A weekly podcast that aims to interview career changers & folks that are diversifying the tech industry. Sharing stories about the different routes people have taken to enter the industry and chatting about the skills they learned in their prior jobs, schooling, or life experiences & how they apply them to their current roles in tech. https://WeBelongPodcast.com/
Tali Herzka: From Molecular Biology to Software Engineering
Tali and Lauren discuss her journey of learning to code after studying molecular biology her whole life.
Kilo Loco: Self Taught Sr. Developer Advocate at AWS
Kilo and Lauren discuss how he learned to code and started a YouTube channel to share his learnings and journey with his community.
42. Lucy Suddenly: There's Room at the Table for Everyone
Lucy shares the advocacy work she is doing in tech and how the lessons she learned while in the box office industry translate to her current role as a Sr. Software Engineer.
41. Alex Trost: Horsing Around with this Frontend Dev🐴
Alex shares with Lauren his journey of switching from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset and learning to code.
40. Dacey Nolan: The Power of Community While Searching For Your First Coding Role
Dacey shares her story of learning to code and searching for her dream job in tech.
39. Frank Foster: Persistence Pays Off After 100+ Interviews for this iOS Software Developer
Frank shares his recent story of interviewing and submitting over 100 job applications and what it takes to overcome imposter syndrome and how to finally land your dream job.
These stories need to be told!
Thank you for sharing some of the many stories out there of folks who have taken unconventional paths to tech. This makes me feel like I belong! Keep it up!
Inspiring and Insightful!
I’m so grateful to Lauren for putting this project out into the world. For those who are thinking about making a transition and need to “see to believe,” this is a perfect podcast. Show notes are great resources for taking that first step towards a career in tech.
Thoughtful and engaging
This is an interesting podcast and I’m really glad Lauren is helping these people tell their stories!