Chicago Techies Podcast

Chicago Techies Podcast

By Cecilia Fischer Benitez

Highlighting Chicago Techies. Our hope is that people can identify with these stories & experiences, and find themselves a little less alone. #ChicagoTechiesPod


Episode 10 - Christian Guajardo- Digital Marketing Specialist

Some Themes discussed:Journey into Digital MarketingDiversity in TechMarketing tools and learning tipsCommunity Involvement, Art & ActivismTrade, Logistics & Immigrant laborResources mentioned:Forager1871WeSolveMoz After School Matters Code for ChicaRead more


Episode 9 - Carmen Saenz - Sr. DevOps Engineer

Some Themes discussed:Women in Computer ScienceBeing the minority during Undergrad and Struggling to find your place Resilience after failing interviewsThe trading industry in the early 2000sFavorite Supportive Resources & Career Goals Resources mentRead more


Episode 8 - Mitch Fischer - Software Engineer

THEMES DISCUSSED: Going through a coding bootcampGender equity in techInternship Experience Career goals RESOURCES MENTIONED:Actualize Coding Bootcamp Main Street Codes Ruby on Rails Tutorial  UdemyCodecademy CONNECT WITH MITCHLinkedIn: https://www.lRead more


Episode 7 - Jane Yang - Senior Data Analyst

Some Themes discussed:Career trajectory, pivoting career experiences Living Abroad & social impact workMentorship experience Giving back and volunteer workWork persona and personal identity Resources mentioned:Engineers without BordersOne Acre Fund IRead more


Episode 6 - Deja Baker - Software Engineering Instructor

Some Themes discussed:Journey to Tech from a Military backgroundCoding bootcamp experience at Code PlatoonInternship/Mentorship experienceDiversity, Equity & Inclusion  real talk!Future GoalsResources mentioned:Code Platoon:  https://www.codeplatoon.Read more

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