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Second Career Devs is a podcast that shares the stories of developers and software engineers who got there after spending time in a previous career (or two). Each guest shares their insights that could only be gained by following a path less traveled.
 
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In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Ryan Hamblin, a former exercise science and outdoor recreation manager who became a software engineer and is now the Web Program Manager at Lambda School. Ryan shares lessons about being responsible, gritty, and persistent in pursuit of changing your career. We also talk about the great work La ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Kurt Kemple, a former felon turned full stack software engineer. Kurt shares the events that landed him in prison and the changes he made to become the success he is today. He shares some hard lessons learned during his incarceration and how they continue to serve him now and into the future.Li ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Sam Julien, a former financial planner turned software engineer. Sam talks about his meandering journey to finance, the personal challenges he overcame to do so, and the great lessons he learned that he still uses today.Links in the episode:Sam's Website - http://www.samjulien.comUpgrading Angu ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Aimee Knight, a former figure skater turned full stack software engineer. A story of hard work, pain and sacrifice, Aimee takes us through her development as a figure skater. She shares some great lessons she learned from being an athlete and how they continue to serve her well today.Links in t ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Chris DeMars, a former truck driver turned web developer. Chris shares lessons learned from a life spent in Detroit, and his passion for web accessibility and speaking at conferences.Links in the episode:Tales from the Script Podcast - http://www.tftscript.com/…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Grant Glidewell, a JavaScript developer for Zesty.io, about his previous career as a substance abuse counselor for teens. Having struggled with substance abuse issues as young person, Grant knew precisely what he wanted to do for work: help others the way he needed help. We learn lessons from G ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Jerome Hardaway, who went from enlisted in the Air Force to self-taught software engineer. He is also the founder of the non-profit Vets Who Code. Jerome shares with us his journey of entering the military, the challenges faced coming back home, and how he overcame the haters to start a success ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Mark Noonan, a web developer at Content Thread. Mark shares his story of studying ethnomusicology, working for a touring folk singer, and being a job coach for a non profit helping people with a variety of disabilities. He shares his struggles and victories in making the career change. Stick ar ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Jamon Holmgren, CTO and co-owner of Infinite Red, a consultancy specializing in React and React Native Apps. Jamon shares his story of going from construction worker and home designer to software engineer and business owner. Hear about how he got the opportunity to design a home for the general ...…
 
In this episode of Second Career Devs, I chat with Michael Chan, a well known conference speaker and web developer in the React community. He shares his story of growing up working in the family business and how that took him from accounting, to music, to web development. He shares some nuggets of wisdom and a great new conference talk idea alo ...…
 
Hey everyone! This week's episode is a bonus episode. I was recently invited to speak at a local meetup called pdxflit (PDX Future Leaders In Tech). The theme of the night was "Tech Career Starter Pack" and I gave a talk on being a Second Career Dev. I think I manage to cohesively interweave my past careers with a little bit of quantum physics ...…
 
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