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We show you how to get into tech

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Raymond Camden

Episode 075 – Raymond Camden – has a degree in English more specifically Technical Writing. Since graduating Raymond has been involved in tech. He spent time working as a developer. Later he became a manager of a development team. Then a director of development teams. Then a Vice President of technology. While in tech Raymond applied his skills learned from his degree by frequently writing about tech and what he has learned. For the past ten+ years Raymond has had multiple roles as a developer evangelist. He has plied his craft as a developer evangelist at companies like Adobe, IBM, Auth0, American Express and now HERE Technologies. Raymond is a Google Developer’s Expert and a frequent speaker at tech conferences. Mentioned in this episode Dev.to – DEV is a community of software developers getting together to help one another out. Evernote – Your notes. Organized. Effortless. Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Invest in a good bed. Raymond Camden Raymond is a Developer Advocate for Here Technologies. He is a frequent speaker at tech conferences.

31 MIN4 d ago
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Raymond Camden

Craig Rodrigues

Episode 074 – Craig Rodrigues – has a degree in history from Emory University. Shoutout to all the history grads in tech as I too have a history degree. But that was not enough for Craig because after graduating he immediately went on to get an AA degree in Business Administration. Wait for it. That was not enough for Craig because then he went on to get a B.B.A degree in Marketing. After all that education it seemed marketing was the winning ticket and he got a job in marketing eventually rising to the position of marketing and e-commerce manager. Even so Craig really wanted to move into a different direction. He applied to the Hack Reactor coding bootcamp but did not initially pass his admissions interview. He did not give up on his dream to get into tech because he spent time going through hack reactor’s prep course which prepared him to successfully pass his second admissions interview. Craig graduated from Hack Reactor in 2017. After graduating he got a job at CNN slash Turn...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Craig Rodrigues

Learn Git

Episode 072 – Learn Git – if you want to be a developer then you must know GIT. Today Valarie and I have a great bonus episode for you. We are going to talk about GIT. If you are a developer or designer or devops – if you have any of those roles then you will have to know git. Valarie and I will talk about what is GIT and why you need to know it. We will also share our experience of using git in our first and second jobs in tech. Mentioned in this episode Learn Git Branching – is the most visual and interactive way to learn Git on the web. Learn Git course from Codecademy – learn to save and manage different versions of your code projects with this essential tool.. GitLab Resources to learn Git – this page has lots of resources to help you learn git. Learn Git in 20 minutes – video that teaches you the basics of git.

31 MIN3 w ago
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Learn Git

Nerando Johnson

Episode 070 – Nerando Johnson – was a truck driver but wanted more in his life. So he taught himself how to be a web developer. He is also very active in the freeCodeCamp community where he runs the local Atlanta meetup for freeCodeCamp. Last year Nerando was on a team of primarily self-taught developers that entered the AT&T hackathon. His team ended up winning the hackathon and took home the $40,000 first place. He works as a freelance web developer. He just graduated from the FlatIron coding bootcamp. Mentioned in this episode Free Code Camp – the leading site for learning how to code. Code For Atlanta – We’re a bunch of civic-minded technologists, designers, and topic experts using our skills to improve Atlanta and the world. Passion Planner – An appointment calendar, goal setting guide, journal, sketchbook, gratitude log & personal and work to-do lists all in one notebook. Nerando Johnson A Jamaican transplant currently living in Atlanta, Ga. Past student of the FlatIrion...

25 MINNOV 12
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Nerando Johnson

Want to get into tech? Don’t Do This!

Episode 069 – Don’t Do This! – today’s bonus episode is where we share what not to do if you want to get into tech. Knowing what we know now, your hosts share what they would do differently if they were starting over in tech. Here is invaluable information to help you so that you have a more successful career in tech.Here are some tidbits that we share: if you want your daily life to be easier learn git or networking is a pot of gold. Find out what other lessons they share in this episode. Mentioned in this episode Ry’s Git Tutorial – good guide to learning GIT. Different Roles in Tech – want to get into tech but not sure where to start? Watch this video and we give you the details of over a dozen different roles you can enter in tech. Boom Arm – boom arm Jennifer uses with her Blue Yeti microphone.

30 MINNOV 7
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Want to get into tech? Don’t Do This!

Samantha Prince

Episode 068 – Samantha Prince – attended Georgia State studying Graphic Design. To build out their portfolio and to get experience in the early days of their career they did print, brochures and marketing materials. This led to their getting into web design. Today Sam is a Product Designer for Airbus Aerial. Samantha was one of the initial employees at this startup where they did not have an office and today the company is established with offices in multiple cities. Samantha will take about product design as well as working at a startup. Mentioned in this episode Sketch – Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design. Invision – The digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. Research the company – when interviewing do research on the company and understand their product and history to show initiative during the interview. Samantha Prince was always involved in tech s...

28 MINNOV 5
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Samantha Prince

Dexter Ferguson

Episode 067 – Dexter Ferguson – graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Graphic Design. While in school he did an internship at Under Armour where he learned about Brand Marketing. Also while a student he worked as a graphic designer in the Campus Recreation department where he created new promotional material. After graduating he got a job as a graphic designer. Today he is a Product Designer for Airbus Aerial. So let’s get started. Dexter can you share with our audience how you got interested in graphic design and how that interest has allowed you to get into tech? Mentioned in this episode Sketch – Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design. General Assembly – UX Design Bootcamp. Field Notes – pocket sized ruled memo book. Notion App – Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool. Dexter Ferguson Dexter is a product designer from Baltimore,...

29 MINOCT 29
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Dexter Ferguson

Our Podcast Setup and Details

Episode 066 – Podcast Setup and Details – today’s episode is very special for Valarie and I as we recently surpassed 4,000+ downloads. We are excited that we were able to reach this milestone in just 10 months. For today’s bonus episode we talk about he we got started with our podcast and the setup and tools that we use. If you ever considered starting your own podcast then this episode is for you. Mentioned in this episode Think and Grow Rich – the book that was the driving force behind our decision to start our podcast. Blue Yeti Microphone – considered the industry standard best USB Microphone. Boom Arm – boom arm Jennifer uses with her Blue Yeti microphone.

24 MINOCT 24
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Our Podcast Setup and Details

Brent Lewis

Episode 065 – Brent Lewis – graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Computer Animation. After graduating he was able to apply his skills in animation and digital effects in his first job where he not only redesigned the company’s website but also helped build their community. From there he moved on to starting his own agency that created digital solutions for companies of all sizes. He then moved from Texas to Georgia to take a job as Senior Web Developer. Today he is a Sr Frontend 3d Developer for Airbus Aerial where he specializes in 3d graphics. Brent Lewis As an art school graduate and tech enthusiast, Brent Lewis wandered the digital arts and web development landscape for years before finding a home in software engineering. Having now worked as a small business owner, ad agency web developer, and 3D software engineer- Brent aims to help inspire people of all backgrounds to pursue their passions in tech while not forgetting...

28 MINOCT 22
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Brent Lewis

Power of Community

Episode 063 – Power of Community – Today we have one of our bonus episodes where we will be talking about community. So why would we want to talk about community? The simple answer is that it can be invaluable in helping you in your journey to get into tech. Today Valarie and I will talk about how community has helped us in our journey to get into tech as well as how we have been able to contribute to the community.

35 MINOCT 10
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Power of Community
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Latest Episodes

Raymond Camden

Episode 075 – Raymond Camden – has a degree in English more specifically Technical Writing. Since graduating Raymond has been involved in tech. He spent time working as a developer. Later he became a manager of a development team. Then a director of development teams. Then a Vice President of technology. While in tech Raymond applied his skills learned from his degree by frequently writing about tech and what he has learned. For the past ten+ years Raymond has had multiple roles as a developer evangelist. He has plied his craft as a developer evangelist at companies like Adobe, IBM, Auth0, American Express and now HERE Technologies. Raymond is a Google Developer’s Expert and a frequent speaker at tech conferences. Mentioned in this episode Dev.to – DEV is a community of software developers getting together to help one another out. Evernote – Your notes. Organized. Effortless. Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Invest in a good bed. Raymond Camden Raymond is a Developer Advocate for Here Technologies. He is a frequent speaker at tech conferences.

31 MIN4 d ago
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Raymond Camden

Craig Rodrigues

Episode 074 – Craig Rodrigues – has a degree in history from Emory University. Shoutout to all the history grads in tech as I too have a history degree. But that was not enough for Craig because after graduating he immediately went on to get an AA degree in Business Administration. Wait for it. That was not enough for Craig because then he went on to get a B.B.A degree in Marketing. After all that education it seemed marketing was the winning ticket and he got a job in marketing eventually rising to the position of marketing and e-commerce manager. Even so Craig really wanted to move into a different direction. He applied to the Hack Reactor coding bootcamp but did not initially pass his admissions interview. He did not give up on his dream to get into tech because he spent time going through hack reactor’s prep course which prepared him to successfully pass his second admissions interview. Craig graduated from Hack Reactor in 2017. After graduating he got a job at CNN slash Turn...

27 MIN1 w ago
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Craig Rodrigues

Learn Git

Episode 072 – Learn Git – if you want to be a developer then you must know GIT. Today Valarie and I have a great bonus episode for you. We are going to talk about GIT. If you are a developer or designer or devops – if you have any of those roles then you will have to know git. Valarie and I will talk about what is GIT and why you need to know it. We will also share our experience of using git in our first and second jobs in tech. Mentioned in this episode Learn Git Branching – is the most visual and interactive way to learn Git on the web. Learn Git course from Codecademy – learn to save and manage different versions of your code projects with this essential tool.. GitLab Resources to learn Git – this page has lots of resources to help you learn git. Learn Git in 20 minutes – video that teaches you the basics of git.

31 MIN3 w ago
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Learn Git

Nerando Johnson

Episode 070 – Nerando Johnson – was a truck driver but wanted more in his life. So he taught himself how to be a web developer. He is also very active in the freeCodeCamp community where he runs the local Atlanta meetup for freeCodeCamp. Last year Nerando was on a team of primarily self-taught developers that entered the AT&T hackathon. His team ended up winning the hackathon and took home the $40,000 first place. He works as a freelance web developer. He just graduated from the FlatIron coding bootcamp. Mentioned in this episode Free Code Camp – the leading site for learning how to code. Code For Atlanta – We’re a bunch of civic-minded technologists, designers, and topic experts using our skills to improve Atlanta and the world. Passion Planner – An appointment calendar, goal setting guide, journal, sketchbook, gratitude log & personal and work to-do lists all in one notebook. Nerando Johnson A Jamaican transplant currently living in Atlanta, Ga. Past student of the FlatIrion...

25 MINNOV 12
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Nerando Johnson

Want to get into tech? Don’t Do This!

Episode 069 – Don’t Do This! – today’s bonus episode is where we share what not to do if you want to get into tech. Knowing what we know now, your hosts share what they would do differently if they were starting over in tech. Here is invaluable information to help you so that you have a more successful career in tech.Here are some tidbits that we share: if you want your daily life to be easier learn git or networking is a pot of gold. Find out what other lessons they share in this episode. Mentioned in this episode Ry’s Git Tutorial – good guide to learning GIT. Different Roles in Tech – want to get into tech but not sure where to start? Watch this video and we give you the details of over a dozen different roles you can enter in tech. Boom Arm – boom arm Jennifer uses with her Blue Yeti microphone.

30 MINNOV 7
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Want to get into tech? Don’t Do This!

Samantha Prince

Episode 068 – Samantha Prince – attended Georgia State studying Graphic Design. To build out their portfolio and to get experience in the early days of their career they did print, brochures and marketing materials. This led to their getting into web design. Today Sam is a Product Designer for Airbus Aerial. Samantha was one of the initial employees at this startup where they did not have an office and today the company is established with offices in multiple cities. Samantha will take about product design as well as working at a startup. Mentioned in this episode Sketch – Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design. Invision – The digital product design platform powering the world’s best user experiences. Research the company – when interviewing do research on the company and understand their product and history to show initiative during the interview. Samantha Prince was always involved in tech s...

28 MINNOV 5
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Samantha Prince

Dexter Ferguson

Episode 067 – Dexter Ferguson – graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Graphic Design. While in school he did an internship at Under Armour where he learned about Brand Marketing. Also while a student he worked as a graphic designer in the Campus Recreation department where he created new promotional material. After graduating he got a job as a graphic designer. Today he is a Product Designer for Airbus Aerial. So let’s get started. Dexter can you share with our audience how you got interested in graphic design and how that interest has allowed you to get into tech? Mentioned in this episode Sketch – Create, prototype, collaborate and turn your ideas into incredible products with the definitive platform for digital design. General Assembly – UX Design Bootcamp. Field Notes – pocket sized ruled memo book. Notion App – Write, plan, collaborate, and get organized. Notion is all you need — in one tool. Dexter Ferguson Dexter is a product designer from Baltimore,...

29 MINOCT 29
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Dexter Ferguson

Our Podcast Setup and Details

Episode 066 – Podcast Setup and Details – today’s episode is very special for Valarie and I as we recently surpassed 4,000+ downloads. We are excited that we were able to reach this milestone in just 10 months. For today’s bonus episode we talk about he we got started with our podcast and the setup and tools that we use. If you ever considered starting your own podcast then this episode is for you. Mentioned in this episode Think and Grow Rich – the book that was the driving force behind our decision to start our podcast. Blue Yeti Microphone – considered the industry standard best USB Microphone. Boom Arm – boom arm Jennifer uses with her Blue Yeti microphone.

24 MINOCT 24
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Our Podcast Setup and Details

Brent Lewis

Episode 065 – Brent Lewis – graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Computer Animation. After graduating he was able to apply his skills in animation and digital effects in his first job where he not only redesigned the company’s website but also helped build their community. From there he moved on to starting his own agency that created digital solutions for companies of all sizes. He then moved from Texas to Georgia to take a job as Senior Web Developer. Today he is a Sr Frontend 3d Developer for Airbus Aerial where he specializes in 3d graphics. Brent Lewis As an art school graduate and tech enthusiast, Brent Lewis wandered the digital arts and web development landscape for years before finding a home in software engineering. Having now worked as a small business owner, ad agency web developer, and 3D software engineer- Brent aims to help inspire people of all backgrounds to pursue their passions in tech while not forgetting...

28 MINOCT 22
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Brent Lewis

Power of Community

Episode 063 – Power of Community – Today we have one of our bonus episodes where we will be talking about community. So why would we want to talk about community? The simple answer is that it can be invaluable in helping you in your journey to get into tech. Today Valarie and I will talk about how community has helped us in our journey to get into tech as well as how we have been able to contribute to the community.

35 MINOCT 10
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Power of Community
the END
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