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#62:  “From Freakonomics Fan to Open-Source Coder” with Chris Huie of Prebid.org | Educative Sessions

#62: “From Freakonomics Fan to Open-Source Coder” with Chris Huie of Prebid.org | Educative Sessions

May 18, 2021

One of the first books that Chris Huie fell in love with was "...a story about a rogue economist" called Freakanomics. In it was a beautiful framework for how to approach problems and that mentality would lay the foundation for Chris's future. He would go on to study finance and end up having decently fast-paced career in business and finance. However, the zero-sum mentality that had served him well in the business world didn't feel natural. Open-source is the mental counter-point to zero-sum.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/76f1lkKroAA

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Chris Huie (@phoenixtechnerd) is an economist who fell in love with engineering. "Data Magician" will be a future job title for him someday. He is currently a Senior Software Engineer with Prebid.org.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 62: "From Zero Sum to Open Source" with Chris Huie of Prebid.org | Educative Sessions
 
#61: “{Re}-Discovering My Passion for Programming” with Hakon Verespej | Educative Sessions

#61: “{Re}-Discovering My Passion for Programming” with Hakon Verespej | Educative Sessions

April 14, 2021

Hakon Verespej was living the software developer's dream. After years of failed attempts, he'd finally landed a job at a major software company, but within a few years, he became disillusioned with his career as a whole. It took several years and a full career change to (re)discover just how deep his passion for the creative process of building software runs within him

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/vK5qycRgf1Q

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Hakon Verespej is a software developer who loves what he does enough that he doesn't call it "work." You can learn more about him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/verespej/.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 61: "{Re}-Discovering My Passion for Programming" with Hakon Verespej | Educative Sessions
 
#60: “Programming is a process. Let it come to you!” with Saad Akbar of Tintash | Educative Sessions

#60: “Programming is a process. Let it come to you!” with Saad Akbar of Tintash | Educative Sessions

April 13, 2021

Saad Akbar used to think of himself as a very bad programmer. With practice and patience, he got better. In our session, he want to advise people that it's not worth stressing over. Getting good at programming comes with being patient with the process.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8YMj5Ebhk

 
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Saad Akbar is a software engineer at Tintash who previously worked at Educative. You can learn more about him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/saad-akbar-989889141/.

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE
 
Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 60: "Programming is a process. Let it come to you!" with Saad Akbar of Tintash | Educative Sessions
#59: “I Am A Developer Manager (And That’s Okay)” with Ted Neward of Quicken Loans | Educative Sessions

#59: “I Am A Developer Manager (And That’s Okay)” with Ted Neward of Quicken Loans | Educative Sessions

April 4, 2021

Twenty-five years ago, in a meeting with his manager, Ted Neward swore he'd never step away from coding. Yet he is now a senior executive in an almost entirely non-technical role. What happened? What does it mean to go to the Dark Side?  Why would he think you might want to do the same?

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/PaeHBmxwlZM

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST
 

Ted is a big geek. You can learn more about him here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tedneward

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE
 
Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 59: "I Am A Developer Manager (And That's Okay)" with Ted Neward of Quicken Loans | Educative Sessions
#58: “PuPPys Welcome! Lessons From an Expert Python Community Organizer” with Alan Vezina of LabKey Software | Educative Sessions

#58: “PuPPys Welcome! Lessons From an Expert Python Community Organizer” with Alan Vezina of LabKey Software | Educative Sessions

April 4, 2021

Alan Vezina has helped build two successful tech communities from the ground up, Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy), and PyCascades. Nearly everything that could have gone wrong has, but it hasn't prevented PuPPy or PyCascades from thriving. PyCascades has sold out every single year, and despite leadership changing quite a lot over time, it has continued to be a success, even during a pandemic.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/d1f1UyvoM7o

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Alan Vezina is a Software Engineer, Community Organizer, Painter, and Home Chef. You can find Alan on twitter @fancysandwiches where he posts his new paintings regularly.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
More Videos from Educative Sessions: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT_8FqzTIr2Q1BOtvX_DPPw/
 
Episode 58: "PuPPys Welcome! Lessons From an Expert Python Community Organizer" with Alan Vezina of LabKey Software | Educative Sessions
#57: “Don’t Take No For an Answer: Getting the Tech Job You Want” with Stevin Chacko of ChowNow | Educative Sessions

#57: “Don’t Take No For an Answer: Getting the Tech Job You Want” with Stevin Chacko of ChowNow | Educative Sessions

April 4, 2021

Stevin Chacko is a first generation immigrant hustled his way through college and pivoted his career several times, finally into data and analytics engineering. In a world of specialization, he talks about his path into different fields and how being a bit of a generalist with a lot of persistence can bring real value to your career.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/d1f1UyvoM7o

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Stevin Chacko is a Senior Data Analytics Engineer with ChowNow with an entrepreneurial sprit who loves to learn by doing. He is passionate about data and analytics, constantly learning and building products for businesses.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 57: "Don't Take No For an Answer: Getting the Tech Job You Want" with Stevin Chacko of ChowNow | Educative Sessions
#56: “A Standup Comedian’s Guide to Working in Tech” with Sean Ottey of Roland Cloud | Educative Sessions

#56: “A Standup Comedian’s Guide to Working in Tech” with Sean Ottey of Roland Cloud | Educative Sessions

April 4, 2021

Without a high school degree, Sean Ottey stumbled into software development via support and quality assurance ... and eventually hated it. After discovering stand-up comedy, Sean learned to love changing hats and work his extroverted side, interacting with customers and solving problems in the technology world. 

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/d1f1UyvoM7o

 
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From a janitor job, Sean Ottey moved into a tech support position. Knowing he could do more, he leveraged his experience into a Testing position. From there, development came next. Microsoft, startups and large companies. Almost immediately, he hated it. Being a Stand Up comedian, he decided to combine his tech knowledge with his speaking experience. Eventually realizing that customer experience is the key, he now runs a Customer Success Team for Roland Cloud. Learn more at https://rolandcloud.com.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 56: "A Standup Comedian's Guide to Working in Tech" with Sean Ottey of Roland Cloud | Educative Sessions
#55: “Pivoting into Code During a Pandemic” with Lisa Jiamsiriuongkul | Educative Sessions

#55: “Pivoting into Code During a Pandemic” with Lisa Jiamsiriuongkul | Educative Sessions

April 3, 2021

At the beginning of the pandemic, Lisa Jiamsiriuongkul left her job to help her family navigate the challenging times of illness and death. Her previous jobs as a PM was a source of pride and purpose for her, but the pandemic changed what that career fulfillment meant to her. In the unique year we had, Lisa pivoted her efforts toward a full-time software engineering career in order to find her definition of “work-life balance”.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/JWrMbC7XofU

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Lisa Jiamsiriuongkul is a Software Engineer with a background in Product Operations and Project Management. She working on her technical portfolio to transition into a future developer role, check her out at visalisa.com. She previously worked in a data-driven PM role, where she was focused on the operational planning of data expansion and migration within the FinTech space.

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE
 
Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 55: "Pivoting into Code During a Pandemic" with Lisa Jiamsiriuongkul | Educative Sessions
#54: “How a Crypto CEO Took on an Actual Force of Nature” with Greg Edwards of CyberStopper | Educative Sessions

#54: “How a Crypto CEO Took on an Actual Force of Nature” with Greg Edwards of CyberStopper | Educative Sessions

April 3, 2021

While Greg Edwards was taking a break from running a managed service provider (MSP) IT company to walk his dog in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, he found himself caught right in the thick of a LAND HURRICANE (a.k.a) derecho. Listen to the steps he took to keep his community safe as well as make sure his business stayed afloat during downed power lines and a maze of fallen trees.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/JWrMbC7XofU

 
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Greg has been a technology entrepreneur since 1998. Before Greg founded CryptoStopper, he started Axis Backup, a backup and disaster recovery company for the insurance industry. He saw firsthand the rapid increase in the damage cyber criminals were doing with debilitating malware resulting in high financial loss to vulnerable companies. Between 2012 and 2015, one in five of Axis Backup’s clients was hit by cybercrime. Greg realized effective cyber security could save businesses from costly downtime and compromised systems. In 2015, Axis Backup was acquired by J2 Global, freeing Greg to create CryptoStopper and focus exclusively on cybersecurity.

More about Greg: hhttps://kitcaster.com/greg-edwards/

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 54: "How a Crypto CEO Took on an Actual Force of Nature" with Greg Edwards of CyberStopper | Educative Sessions
#53: “How a Teacher Quiets Her Impostor Syndrome” with Rachelle Rathbone of Atlassian | Educative Sessions

#53: “How a Teacher Quiets Her Impostor Syndrome” with Rachelle Rathbone of Atlassian | Educative Sessions

March 26, 2021

When Rachelle Rathbone was a teacher she felt totally confident in her craft but when she switched careers, that confidence vanished. She constantly questioned her abilities and often felt like the dumbest person in the room.

Over the years she's learned to push back on imposter syndrome but, to this day, it still rears its ugly head the moment it senses even a hint of self doubt.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/SsNJOB_UqBI

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

In 2016, Rachelle Rathbone retired from teaching, enrolled in a 6-month coding bootcamp course and took on her first engineering role early 2017. She's worked at a startup, a retail giant, and has embarked on her next adventure at Atlassian. 

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE
 
Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 53: "How a Teacher Learned to Quiet Her Impostor Syndrome" with Rachelle Rathbone of Atlassian | Educative Sessions
#52: “A Sociological Doula Who Codes!” with Kay McKelly | Educative Sessions

#52: “A Sociological Doula Who Codes!” with Kay McKelly | Educative Sessions

March 24, 2021

Kay McKelly was in a PhD program for sociology, feeling unfulfilled and stunted in her interest in the Internet. She left sociology for midwifery, training as a doula and home birth midwife, volunteering with the Prison Birth Project. While she loved birthwork, she didn't want to mix capitalism with it, so she turned to something new: software development.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/8fwJdexUOw0

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Kay McKelly is currently a freelance software developer and virtual events organizer with the International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR). When not in front of a computer, she likes knitting, cooking, petting all the cats, and continuous strand weaving.

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ABOUT EDUCATIVE
 
Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 52: "A Sociological Doula Who Codes!" with Kay McKelly | Educative Sessions
 
#51: “An Uzbek Woman’s Path to Data Science” with Sally Mitrofanov of Microsoft | Educative Sessions

#51: “An Uzbek Woman’s Path to Data Science” with Sally Mitrofanov of Microsoft | Educative Sessions

March 24, 2021

Sally Mitrofanov started in America from as an Uzbekistan immigrant tenth-grader without any idea what to do with her life or how to navigate the college system in a new country. She tried many different directions until she stumbled into a data science meetup in Seattle, then quit her job and hoped she had what it takes to become a data scientist.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/wMbfyqUyxnI

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Sally Mitrofanov came to the US with her family when she was 15 from Uzbekistan. She studied International Studies and Economics at Towson University. Then she self-studied Actuarial Science and worked as life insurance pricing analyst for 3 years before she discovered data science. She then went through the Galvanize DSI program and landed her first job at AWS Fraud Prevention. Now she works at Microsoft in the Customer Growth Analytics group.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 51: "An Uzbek Woman's Path to Data Science" with Sally Mitrofanov of Microsoft | Educative Sessions
 
#50: “Gaining My Focus Through Art and Engineering” with Parshad Patel | Educative Sessions

#50: “Gaining My Focus Through Art and Engineering” with Parshad Patel | Educative Sessions

March 24, 2021

For much of his life, Parshad Patel struggled with being able to focus. He stammered when he communicated, avoided group activities, and often became lost in his own thought processes. After he sought professional help, Parshad realized the importance of being vulnerable in order to empower himself to change. Now that he is both a photographer and a professional in computer vision and deep learning, he's never been more comfortable in his own skin.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/HhbCtommdD0

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Parshad Patel is a serial entrepreneur and pragmatic researcher. He enjoy building products and connecting with folks solving humanity's next generation, especially in food and waste management. Parshad I currently work as a Data Scientist, Computer Vision at Yummly. He is also a hardcore meditation practitioner, photographer and HIIT-er.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 50: "Gaining My Focus Through Art and Engineering" with Parshad Patel | Educative Sessions
 
#49: “Creating Safe Communities, the Indie Gamer Way” with Angel Mero | Educative Sessions

#49: “Creating Safe Communities, the Indie Gamer Way” with Angel Mero | Educative Sessions

March 10, 2021

Angel Mero became a community manager back in 2016, jumping into the pool without even dipping her toes in. After she got comfortable in the role, she got involved with the indie game development scene. Angel fit right in as a gamer, but what was it like for her being in the video game industry as a half-Asian female? Angel shares her passion for growing indies community and thoughts on how to do inclusivity and support the right way.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/Nlk4p_5z9GY

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST

 

Angel Mero (she/her) is one of the community managers of the Seattle Independent Developers and an avid video gamer. 

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 49: "Creating Safe Communities, the Indie Gamer Way" with Angel Mero | Educative Sessions
#48: “Climbing the Rugged Terrain of Tech in America” with Igor Packo of F5 Networks | Educative Sessions

#48: “Climbing the Rugged Terrain of Tech in America” with Igor Packo of F5 Networks | Educative Sessions

March 10, 2021

When Igor Packo decided to move to the U.S. from Europe to start a new life with his wife Dawn Saquin, he thought he would have an easy time as someone pursuing a career in tech. Instead, his journey to finding a job took years of paperwork, interview prep, and adjusting for living standards and culture. Learn about the barriers and added burdens of applying for tech work as an immigrant in this session. 

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/vT_3SKuCZuk

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST
 

Igor Packo is a software engineer with F5 Networks, based in Seattle, Washington. Originally from Slovakia, he is an avid outdoors person, often getting lost somewhere in a nearby mountain but fully confident he will make his way back home. 

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 48: "Climbing the Rugged Terrain of Tech in America" with Igor Packo of F5 Networks | Educative Sessions
#47: “Keep calm, and try it on!” with Soundarya Ramakrishnan of Microsoft | Educative Sessions

#47: “Keep calm, and try it on!” with Soundarya Ramakrishnan of Microsoft | Educative Sessions

March 10, 2021

Soundarya Ramakrishnan is one of many people who live with imposter syndrome in the tech industry. After trying out various roles, pursuing a second master's degree, and changing teams several times, Soundarya realized a healthy dose of the unknown helps to forge confidence. In this session, we talk how the seemingly debilitating mindset can actually liberate people and make them feel less like imposters. 

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/7Bh_7jfv9RA

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST
 

Soundarya Ramakrishnan is a software engineer at Microsoft. She enjoys learning and can usually be caught spinning several plates in the air - apart from work, she is a trained Bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance form) dancer, bathroom singer and an aspiring novelist. When she grows up, she would like to become Hermione Granger.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 47: "Keep calm, and try it on!" with Soundarya Ramakrishnan of Microsoft | Educative Sessions
#46: “Rebuilding Myself Through Tech” with Natasha Hedeker | Educative Sessions

#46: “Rebuilding Myself Through Tech” with Natasha Hedeker | Educative Sessions

March 1, 2021

TW: The following session contains a discussion about sexual assault, trauma, and mental health. Viewer and listener discretion is advised. If you are in need of help or support, we recommend visiting RAINN (rainn.org), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the United States.

Natasha Hedeker went through a major shift in my life, pursuing a career in secondary education to software developer. Her journey took years of recovering from a traumatic experience and finding strength  Natasha would like to show listeners that you really can come from any background and become a successful developer.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/XQs8Dc28zdY

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST
 

Natasha Hedeker is a professional software engineer and literary enthusiast based out of the Chicagoland area. 

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 46: "Rebuilding Myself Through Tech" with Natasha Hedeker | Educative Sessions
#45: “Computer Science for the Greater Good” with Jake Bell of Code.org | Educative Sessions

#45: “Computer Science for the Greater Good” with Jake Bell of Code.org | Educative Sessions

February 25, 2021

Technology can help solve the greatest challenges we face but only the most privileged are given the opportunity to learn to create their own solutions. While working in the nonprofit, government, and academic sectors Jake Bell saw how organizations are limited without access to the latest technologies. As Code.org's partnerships manager for the Asia Pacific region, he tries to help more students learn foundational computer science skills and feel empowered to change their community for the better.

Watch the YouTube HERE: https://youtu.be/4RYX7EptfMI

 
ABOUT OUR GUEST
 

Jake Bell supports Code.org's partners throughout the Asia-Pacific region who are working to bring computer science to every student. He previously worked as a web developer and a web development instructor, where he discovered his passion for helping others learn computer science. He started his career in international relations working at Columbia University's East Asian Institute, the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. State Department, and the White House.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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#44: “The Care and Monitoring of You” with Mary Thengvall of Camunda | Educative Sessions

#44: “The Care and Monitoring of You” with Mary Thengvall of Camunda | Educative Sessions

February 25, 2021

We all know monitoring the health, well-being, and happiness of our community is an incredibly important part of being a community professional, but it’s arguably even more important to monitor those qualities in ourselves — those who take care of the community. Our guest Mary Thengvall is one of the foremost vanguards of this movement.

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Mary Thengvall is a connector of people at heart, personally and professionally. She loves digging into the strategy of how to build and foster developer communities and has been doing so for over 10 years. Mary is the Director of Developer Relations at Camunda, an open source process automation platform. She's the author of the first book on Developer Relations: The Business Value of Developer Relations (© 2018, Apress).

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 44: "The Care and Monitoring of You" with Mary Thengvall of Camunda | Educative Sessions
#43: “Is Utah like the rest of America? A Chinese Scientist’s First Impressions” with Harry Zhang of SAP | Educative Sessions

#43: “Is Utah like the rest of America? A Chinese Scientist’s First Impressions” with Harry Zhang of SAP | Educative Sessions

February 19, 2021

Harry Zhang has been a scientist for more than 15 years across multiple fields: chemistry, cancer research, and business data science. He began his journey as a resident across two different cultures (China and the US), with his first experiences in the latter beginning in ... Utah? His early years studying at BYU formed his unique perspective to visualize and understand the world around him.

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Harry Zhang is currently working as a Senior Data Scientist at SAP, and his routine responsibility consists of business data analytics and prediction model development. He also has special interest in natural language processing, time series forecasting, and image classification technology. Before becoming a industry data scientist, Harry has worked in chemistry and cancer research for many years.  You can learn more about him at linkedin.com/in/harryzhangdata.

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Educative (educative.io) provides interactive and adaptive courses for software developers. Whether it’s beginning to learn to code, grokking the next interview, or brushing up on frontend coding, data science, or cybersecurity, Educative is changing how developers continue their education. Stay relevant through our pre-configured learning environments that adapt to match a developer’s skill level. Educative provides the best author platform for instructors to create interactive and adaptive content in only a few clicks.
 
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Episode 43: "Is Utah like the rest of America? A Chinese Scientist's First Impressions" with Harry Zhang of SAP | Educative Sessions
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