Maria Loza found her passion in web development while pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. She didn't find Chemistry exciting and decided to take a leap of faith by enrolling in an introductory course in programming. It was one of the best decisions of her life.
She's been able to learn about so many wonderful technologies and career paths since then. During this time, she realized that she enjoys sharing her experience for others to learn from. She participatess in women’s monthly mentoring sessions and speak on a podcast. She wants to be able to help others realize that a career in tech doesn’t have to be scary and that we aren’t alone.
December 7th, 2021 | 45 mins 23 secs
In today's episode, Dacey and Maria are joined by guest Shaundai Person. Shaundai is a single mother that taught herself how to code and now works at Netflix! Here are the topics they discussed:
- How did you get into the tech world?
- What struggles did you face not having a tech background?
- What background experience made you ahead of your competition?
- What advice would you give to new devs?
- What advice do you have to stand out?
November 2nd, 2021 | 40 mins 58 secs
In today's episode, Dacey and Maria are joined by guest Bekah Hawrot Weigel. Here are the questions they discussed:
- What is Virtual Coffee?
- How do you stay true to your code of conduct for Virtual Coffee?
- How to network? How important is it?
- Why did you make a career change?
- Discussion of documentation and onboarding
October 5th, 2021 | 42 mins 28 secs
In this episode, co-hosts, Lindsay Wardell, Dacey Nolan, and Maria Loza, sit down with special guest, Shruti Kapoor, to talk about how to get more involved in the tech community! From writing blogs to speaking at conferences, learn about how to get started, and more.
August 31st, 2021 | 54 mins 5 secs
In today's episode, the panel discussed the following questions:
- What was your journey into tech like?
- What was it like to pursue a computer science degree and a coding boot camp?
- If you had a bad experience during your tech journey, do you think that would have deterred you from pursuing tech as a career?
- As women in tech, how do we continue to support each other?
- What tips do you have for other devs and women in tech?