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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

18 Jul 2018

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Ep. 11 Mounir Shita

This week on The Tech Academy Podcast, Erik interviews Mounir Shita, a professional in the AI field, in one of our most interesting episodes! Mounir Shita is the CEO & co-founder of Kimera Systems, an AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) company. "Kimera Systems, Inc. is the developer of Nigel™ – the world’s first human-like artificial intelligence technology that makes networked “smart” devices intelligent." (Source) In this episode, Erik and Mounir start with the basics of "What is AI?" and creating a general theory of intelligence in order to develop AI systems. Mounir compares his company's scientific approach to developing AI vs. the more common engineering approach, talks about the current hype around AI in the media, and shares with us why AI became his passion!

Speaker: Mounir Shita

18 Jul 2018

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Ep. 8 Michael Bibeau

Returning again for another episode of The Tech Academy Podcast is guest host Brett Caudle! This week Brett sits down with Michael Bibeau, a Software Development Manager in the automotive industry. The two discuss how software & the automotive industry interact and the different career pathways available to new developers. We also learn about Michael's previous career as a fighter pilot, how that lead to his career today and a special project he's working on combining his two passions of flying and tech! If you're currently going through the interview process or in a hiring position at your company — be sure to stay tuned for Jack's Helpful Tips! This week Jack shares with us some insight from a hiring managers perspective that is sure to help both interviewee and interviewer!

Speaker: Michael Bibeau

18 Jul 2018

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