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Ep. 12 Matt McLuckie

This week’s guest on The Tech Academy Podcast is Matthew McLuckie, a Senior Software Development Manager with comScore, Inc. After working for many years as a developer for WebMD, Matt now focuses on training and coaching the next generation of developers. In this episode Erik and Matt discuss what it’s like going from a .NET shop to working with open source technologies, Matt’s specialization in the onboarding and training process, and their different experiences entering the field with a computer science degree vs. being self-taught. As always, stay tuned for another one of Jack Stanley’s Helpful Tips at the end of the episode!

Speaker: Matt McLuckie

29 Dec 2017

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Ep. 13 Paul Menig

Joining us today on this episode of The Tech Academy Podcast is Paul Menig, CEO of Tech-I-M Business Accelerants and President of the National Transportation Center Foundation. To kick things off this week, we let Erik geek out over the new Star Wars film which he saw mere hours earlier (don’t worry, no spoilers!), and get a general timeline of Paul’s life using the Star Wars films as markers. During the interview we learn about our guest’s high school dream of becoming a biomedical engineer and how that path changed, his time studying electrical engineering at MIT, what it was like to get his first electronic calculator in college and so much more! As always, stay tuned for another one of Jack Stanley’s Helpful Tips at the end of the episode!

Speaker: Paul Menig

05 Jan 2018

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Ep. 14 Nate Taggart

Join us this week for one of our favorite interviews with guest Nate Taggart! Nate is the co-founder of Stackery, a startup for serverless software. In this episode Erik and Nate discuss serverless software, and how Nate and his co-founder’s journey to find a technical solution lead to creating a startup. Nate also shares insights into common traits he’s seen in successful developers throughout his career, lessons he’s learned throughout his career, job security in startups, and how his lack of handyman skills but desire to build led him to software! As always, stay tuned for this week’s Helpful Tip from Jack Stanley! This week’s tip is all about soft skills and ensuring confidence in your skills is not confused with arrogance.

Speaker: Nate Taggart

17 Jan 2018

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