28 episodes

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/

We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech Lauren Lee @LoLoCoding

    • Technology
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

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/

    Ep. 27 - Bryan Robinson: From Philosophy to Designer, Developer & Teacher

    Ep. 27 - Bryan Robinson: From Philosophy to Designer, Developer & Teacher

    Bryan shares with Lauren his journey from studying philosophy and working in journalism to becoming a designer, developer, educator, and community advocate.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 26 - Sia Karamalegos: From Semiconductor Process Engineer to Tech Founder and CEO

    Ep. 26 - Sia Karamalegos: From Semiconductor Process Engineer to Tech Founder and CEO

    Sia tells Lauren about how she started her career as a semiconductor process engineer and eventually ended up starting her own web development agency and everything in between.

    • 31 min
    Ep. 25 - Angela and Dana Chou: How Learning to Code Made Me a Better Product Manager

    Ep. 25 - Angela and Dana Chou: How Learning to Code Made Me a Better Product Manager

    Dana and Angela share with Lauren how they started their podcast and how learning to code has made Angela a more empathetic Product Manager.

    • 44 min
    Ep. 24 - Alexandra Leisse: From Singing Opera to All Things Product

    Ep. 24 - Alexandra Leisse: From Singing Opera to All Things Product

    Alexandra and Lauren discuss how she transitioned from opera singing into tech and now does all things product for a startup in Norway.

    • 34 min
    Ep. 23 - Paula Muldoon: A Professional Violinist's Journey to Learn to Code

    Ep. 23 - Paula Muldoon: A Professional Violinist's Journey to Learn to Code

    Paula and Lauren discuss her journey of learning to code after playing violin professionally her whole life.

    • 22 min
    Ep. 22 - PJ Hagerty and His Journey to DevRel

    Ep. 22 - PJ Hagerty and His Journey to DevRel

    PJ and Lauren discuss how he helped define the DevRel space and started his own company after working at a deaf school and as a musician for many years.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

rachypoo ,

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!

KDM047 ,

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.

lukehunting ,

Thoughtful and engaging

This is an interesting podcast and I’m really glad Lauren is helping these people tell their stories!

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