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.
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.
2021 Interview: Amelia Padua from Trunk Club
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Amelia tells us about leaving the full time workforce (for now!) and her growing family. Yes, we learn about remote preschool.
2018 Interview: Amelia Padua from Trunk Club
In this time capsule episode, Amelia talks about struggling in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon, her career in project management, and returning to software engineering in the Trunk Club apprenticeship program.
2021 Interview: Lupita Davila from Twilio
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Lupita tells us that this chapter has been the hardest period of her life. We dig into what's happened and how she's learned and grown.
2018 Interview: Lupita Davila from Twilio
In this time capsule episode, Lupita discusses her journey from struggling in her Computer Science program, to 3 years in web design, and making her way back into software engineering in the 1st cohort of Twilio's Hatch apprenticeship program.
2021 Interview: Meredith Jones from LinkedIn
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Meredith talks about her promotion to Senior Software Engineer, and how she's adjusted during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2018 Interview: Meredith Jones from LinkedIn
In this time capsule episode, Meredith shares her story transitioning from work as a clinical dietician to UI engineering at LinkedIn through their apprenticeship program.
2021 Interview: Roche Janken from Uber
In the follow up to her time capsule episode, Roche discusses her promotion to Senior Software Engineer and how her life and career has changed during the pandemic.
2018 Interview: Roche Janken from Uber
In this time capsule episode, Roche discusses her journey from professional modern dance to privacy engineering at Uber through their apprenticeship program.
How do we address diversity issues in tech, the student loan crisis, and rampant underemployment and unemployment from the COVID-19 pandemic - all at the same time? Let's get started.