This week host Erik Gross chats with Oz du Soleil, Excel developer, blogger, trainer, raconteur and Microsoft excel MVP.
Oz is known for his colorful and fierce commitment to empowering people without an IT team or skill set to be able to manage their own data. He's also lead author of the book, Guerrilla Data Analysis 2nd Ed., co-written with Mr. Excel, Bill Jelen, and host of the YouTube channel Excel on Fire!
In this episode Erik and Oz discuss their time in the US Navy, the amazing story of how Oz made the transition from answering phones at a call center to becoming a data analyst with the same company, and what makes a good analyst.
To wrap things up, we have another one of Jack's Helpful Tips! This week Jack Stanley shares an insightful tip for anyone on the job hunt.
Speaker: Oz du Soleil
18 Jul 2018
Ep. 20 Hannah Patterson
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. 21 Tim Shedor
We’re back with a brand new episode of The Tech Academy Podcast! Hosting this episode is Hannah Patterson, with special guest Tim Shedor. Tim is a self taught Web Development Consultant who has started projects like Ask a Dev and Wedfuly.
In this episode we hear about how Tim’s high school newspaper got him into technology, and how his journalism degree helped propel his career in web development. We also hear about a few of Tim’s projects like the virtual wedding planning service Wedfuly, and the mentoring community Ask a Dev. With a journalism degree to give him insight, our guest also talks to us about communication in development, some causes of communication breakdown and tips to prevent it.
To learn more about the Ask a Dev community, visit: https://askadev.org/