We have a familiar voice for you this week as Erik interviews The Tech Academy’s very own Hannah Patterson! Hannah is the VP for Outreach, a Concordia University Instructor through our partnership with the college, and a Tech Academy Podcast guest host!
Coming from a theater background, Hannah never imagined she’d be working in the technology field – let alone be teaching in it! In this episode we hear about what her idea of a technology worker was and how that’s changed since working at The Tech Academy, her background in theater, what it’s like being ‘Professor Patterson’, and so much more!
Speaker: Hannah Patterson
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!
Speaker: Josh Carter
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!