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/
Speaker: Tim Shedor
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. 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!