December 21st, 2021 | 44 mins 26 secs
Episode 24: Escaping the Application Blackhole with Paige Niedringhaus
Want to know what it takes to land that first job out of coding bootcamp? In fact, what’s the difference between bootcamp and a traditional degree, anyway? In this episode, Lindsey and Susan sit down with Paige Niedringhaus, a software developer who’s learned a thing or two about finding success in tech. The ladies discuss why Paige’s career took a sharp left, how she landed her first job despite the odds, and why the future of women in tech is brighter than ever.
“The true way to know if you’ve learned something is to try to write about it or teach it to someone else.”
- Paige Niedringhaus
In This Episode:
The ONE THING that helped Paige cut through the noise and get her first job against the “application black hole”
The #1 misconception about coding bootcamps and finding a job in tech
Why knowledge and technical skill are only PARTS of the picture in finding success in tech
What “FANG companies” are looking for on your resume AND during the interview
And so much more!
Connect with Paige!
November 16th, 2021 | 45 mins 26 secs
In today's episode, Susan is joined by guest Hiroko Nishimura Here are the questions they discussed:
- How has going into tech changed your life?
- Can you talk about your own process of being a "professional beginner" and what it took to succeed from starting as a beginner to where you are now?
- Do you think being a woman in tech has affected the opportunities that you've had?
- Do you have any tips for those who are interested in technical writing?