No Zero Days - An Audio Essay

No Zero Days - An Audio Essay

Hello! Did you miss me? Welcome to the first episode of 2018! I'm sorry it's been a long break, real life got in the way, but I have good news to share. We are going to continue on with the panelist stories but I wanted to kick off 2018 sharing my own story. I wrote it up for Hacker Noon over the Winter break and the response has been phenomenal, 4k claps and a lot of great conversations on Medium and on Twitter. I was really inspired by Haseeb Qureshi's recent audio essay about negotiating. So for this episode I'm going to just read my essay which I've also linked in the show notes. If you're starting a similar career transition from finance into coding, I have a lot of guiding principles that might help you in your journey! If you've found this podcast from the essay, feel free to skip it and I'll see you at the next Checkin.

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29: Capstone Checkin: Ranjeet Sodhi

29: Capstone Checkin: Ranjeet Sodhi

"Even developers who are even remotely curious about a bootcamp should do it"

I sat down with Ranjeet on the last day of the bootcamp to recap his Capstone site PointBreak. Not everything at a bootcamp always goes well so we do get into a little bit of a tirade about the problems with group work but please know that we both came out of it with very good experiences regardless. One thing I am seeing with Ranjeet is he has learned to become more humble as he goes through the bootcamp and you will really hear that in this interview. At the same time, I think that humility is what is enabling him to learn new skills while his peers are still stuck in their old jobs. I also give my own perspective on humility in this interview.

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28: Capstone Checkin: Emily Eastlake

28: Capstone Checkin: Emily Eastlake

"This 13 week period makes me wonder what I've been doing with every other 13 week period of my life!"

I sat down with Emily on our Demo Day to recap her impressive Capstone game called Planetamic. It's going to get a little technical as I really wanted to highlight how much our panelists have changed, so that when I go back and cut everything together you can hear how our panelists evolve over the course of the bootcamp. We also cover how she's approaching the career prep, and other big moves to come!

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Crosspost: Impostor Syndrome on Productivity In Tech

I have not previously done a lot of promotion for this show, but since graduating from the bootcamp I have had more time to get the word out there! I recently linked up with Jay Miller of the Productivity In Tech Podcast where he coaches and interviews people in tech on getting the most out of their workday.

The numbers don't lie: there are 28,000 Computer Science graduates a year and the number of Computing related jobs is growing at 69,000 a year. The number of people who get into coding without a traditional background is going to grow and potentially be a majority of people in software. So I wanted to make sure that these people have a voice too!

This was a lot of fun to record and I will be looking for more podcasts to go on to share what we are doing here. 

You can listen here on my feed or head over to Productivity in Tech to give Jay some love!