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!
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18 Jul 2018
Ep. 15 Garret Guevara
We’re back with another great episode of The Tech Academy Podcast! This week Erik is joined by guest Garrett Guevara, software developer at Zapproved and Tech Academy graduate.
In this week’s episode Garrett tells us about the long interview process, including a challenging whiteboarding session for his current position, his career in education prior to software development, and how his time as a teacher helped him move into a mentor role.
Stay tuned at the end of the episode for another helpful tip from Jack Stanley! This week’s tip is helpful for everyone, from junior roles to supervisors, looking to build a reliable work reputation.
Speaker: Garret Guevara
18 Jul 2018
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.