In addition to delivering Coding Bootcamps, The Tech Academy hosts a podcast where we sit down with fellow tech professionals
and enthusiasts, and talk all things tech!
Our goal is to highlight the individuals that make this industry great, and show the many different paths your career could take you on.
Each week on The Tech Academy Podcast you’ll hear from different tech professionals about how they got their start, their vision of the
future of tech, and everything in between!
This week on The Tech Academy Podcast we are joined by Dr. Brent Wilson, Computer Science Professor at George Fox University that specializes in secure programming.
In this episode Erik discusses with Dr. Brent Wilson his current position working as a professor in the sciences at a christian university, and our guest’s view on how tech and religion coexist and interact with one another. With Dr. Brent Wilson specializing in security, we also hear about some interesting ethics queries that have risen from his approach of teaching defensive security by offensive hacking and the need to understand your attackers. We also hear about his approach to writing and reviewing code that he’s developed over his 20 years of experience.
To send us off Jack shares a tip about maintaining a healthy balance between criticism and positivity in this week’s Helpful Tip. Enjoy!
*Disclaimer: The views or opinions expressed in this podcast are solely those of the individuals and do not represent those of The Tech Academy or its employees.
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18 Jul 2018
Ep. 17 Alexandrea Beh
Join us for this week’s awesome episode with guest Alexandrea Beh, software engineer at Navex Global! In this episode Alexandrea and Erik discuss mentorship and culture fit.
With a mix of traditional education and self-teaching, Alexandrea graduated Pacific University with a degree in Biology but got into Computer Science while interning at a vision lab in need of someone to update part of their software. College is also where her interest in mentorship and leadership began. After taking on a RA position our guest asked herself “What does leadership mean to me?”, and found that she wanted to challenge the misconception that introverts don’t make good leaders or mentors.
In this interview, Erik and Alexandrea discuss how she developed her leadership skills, how mentorship has helped throughout her career, the ways she is paying it forward in her current role, and the importance of culture fit for both employee and company.
As always, stay tuned for this week’s Helpful Tip from Jack Stanley!
Speaker: Alexandrea Beh
18 Jul 2018
Ep. 19 Josh Carter
This week we are joined by guest Josh Carter for another great episode of The Tech Academy Podcast. Josh is the CEO of Patriot Bootcamp, a nonprofit who’s mission is to equip veterans and their families with education and resources to be successful entrepreneurs in technology.
In this episode you’ll hear about just a few of Josh’s many past lives that brought him to founding Patriot Bootcamp. His background is mainly in telecommunications, but we hear about his experience in the Navy, graduating from art school in San Francisco, working in radio, and his experience at Twilio and how that led him to founding startups. Both Navy vets, Erik and Josh also discuss some of the great work that Patriot Boocamp and similar organizations are doing to help veterans transition into working and starting successful business in the technology field.
Stay tuned at the end of the episode for another helpful tip from Jack Stanley!