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Dial a Dev

Dial a Dev is a podcast that features interviews with software developers made for anyone in the middle of a career switch or simply for those interested in the profession. We explore the stories of people from all walks of life who took different paths to get to where they are today and learn about how becoming a software developer can entail different things depending on the perspective. Some started out with non-technical undergrad degrees, some didn’t attend a traditional 4-year college, and some knew they were interested in computer science since they were little. Regardless of what kind of journey they embarked on, each person’s anecdote offers unique and interesting insights.

  

Episode 09 – How Traditional Technical Interviews Impact Diversity & What Frances Did About it

Ask anyone who’s hunted for a job as a software developer what they did to prepare for their technical interviews, and they will more or less provide a similar general framework. At a high-level, we grind data structures & algo problems using some flavor of an interview prep site such as LeetCode, Hackerrank, Interview Cake,Continue reading “Episode 09 – How Traditional Technical Interviews Impact Diversity & What Frances Did About it”

Episode 07 – He Was a Student Athlete Majoring in Electrical Engineering Until…

Hugh Miles entered the University of Florida ready to play sports and ready to graduate with a degree in electrical engineering. That all changed when he took his first C++ course, which drew him to software development. From that point on, he worked on a slew of coding projects that ultimately drove him to changeContinue reading “Episode 07 – He Was a Student Athlete Majoring in Electrical Engineering Until…”

Episode 06 – Finding Strength & Confidence in Setbacks

Many classic fairy tales end with a “happily ever after,” implying that the prince or princess has achieved what they wanted to and will now be satisfied forever. Similarly, students often have their eye on the prize and want to land that first entry-level software developer role in industry. But what happens after you landContinue reading “Episode 06 – Finding Strength & Confidence in Setbacks”

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