Sept. 26, 2022

49. Replay: Landing a Top-Tier Internship with Alexandra Foote

How do you get an internship at a top tech company? Once you secure the internship, how do you make the most of that experience? Meet Alexandra Foote, a product manager at Microsoft and career coach helping students secure in...

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Sept. 19, 2022

48. Replay: Security Doesn't Need to be Complicated with Sara Diaz

What does a career in security look like? Why is security crucial for everyone to understand? Meet Sara Diaz, the Information Security Lead for ThoughtWorks North America. After starting her career as a quality analyst, she m...

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Sept. 12, 2022

47. Replay: Going to Grad School with Stephen Sam

What’s it really like to get a master’s degree? How does the workload compare to a bachelor’s degree? Learn from Stephen Sam, a Cloud and LexMobile Solutions Software Developer at LexMark. Stephen recently graduated from the ...

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Sept. 5, 2022

46. Replay: Shaping Your Software Engineering Career with Victoria Ki…

How do you shape a career you love? Why should you pursue software engineering especially if you don't want to sit behind a computer all day? Meet Victoria Kirst, an incoming software engineer at The Browser Company, former s...

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Aug. 29, 2022

45. Replay: Prioritizing Mental Health with Mahmoud Khedr

How can your job impact your mental health? What can you do to make your mental health a priority? Today's episode features Mahmoud Khedr, the Co-Founder and CEO of FloraMind, an organization that develops tools to guide youn...

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Aug. 22, 2022

44. The Importance of Breaks

Why is it important to take breaks? In this short solo episode, Marisa talks about the benefits of taking a break. This will also be the last new episode before a short break where we'll be replaying some favorite episodes …

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Aug. 15, 2022

43. Getting Started in Healthcare Tech with Gulé Sheikh

How can you use your tech skills in healthcare? What are gaps in healthcare that technology can solve? Meet Gulé Skeikh, a former CTO who has been bridging the gap between Healthcare and Technology for over 12 years. As CTO …

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Aug. 8, 2022

42. Engineering Operations & Glue Work with Shannon Jackson

What is engineering operations and how do you get started? Why should every young professional know what "glue work" is? Meet Shannon Jackson, an Engineering Manager of Engineering Operations at Chime and a former Ruby softwa...

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Aug. 1, 2022

41. Cybersecurity & How to Protect Yourself Online with Lakeidra Smith

Why should you use a password manager and 2-Factor Authentication? How prevalent are cyberattacks today? Learn from Lakeidra Smith, the Founder and CEO of The Cyber Consultant, LLC and author of Cyber Curiosity: A Beginner's ...

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July 25, 2022

40. How to Become a CTO with James Connor

What does the path from software developer to CTO look like? What skills do you need to take on the role? Learn from James Connor, a social entrepreneur, founder, and fractional CTO. James helps organizations solve their tech...

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July 18, 2022

39. Startups: From Recruitment to New Hire with Chase Kocher

What's it like to interview for and work at a startup? How is the startup experience different from bigger companies? Learn from Chase Kocher, the Founder and CEO of Aim4Hire, a boutique tech recruiting firm based in Austin, ...

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July 11, 2022

38. Explaining Databases and Other Tech Concepts Through Metaphors wi…

How can you better understand technical concepts as a non-technical professional? In this episode, we chat with Aman Y. Agarwal, the Founder and CEO at SANPRAM TRANSNATIONAL CORPORATION and host of two podcasts: The Age of AI...

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July 4, 2022

37. How to Get Started in Tech

How do you get started in tech? What programming language should you learn first? In this solo episode, Marisa answers the #1 question people ask her: "How do I start in tech?" She talks through 3 main sections: figuring out …

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June 27, 2022

36. Choosing a Great Coding Bootcamp with Jai Bhagat

How do you choose the perfect coding bootcamp? After graduating bootcamp, how do you find the right job? Jai Bhagat is a UI Engineer working on Nomad, a flexible container orchestrator. He is currently building a free course ...

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June 20, 2022

35. How to Get a Job on LinkedIn with Chloe Belangia

Looking for a new job and wondering how to pivot? Want to learn how to leverage LinkedIn to find your dream job? In this episode, we chat with Chloe Belangia, an executive recruiter and self-professed die-hard LinkedIn fan. C...

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June 13, 2022

34. Aerospace R&D and Proposals with Sean Hoenig

How does Research & Development in aerospace relate to tech? What are grant proposals used for? Sean Hoenig is a proposal manager at Advanced Space in Westminster, Colorado. He has over 7 years of experience in Research & Dev...

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June 6, 2022

33. Lessons Learned Interviewing Technologists

Welcome back for Season 3 of Blossoming Technologist! We're so excited to share this season's episodes. We will once again be publishing episodes every Monday! In this episode, Marisa talks about upcoming changes to the podca...

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March 21, 2022

32. 7 Lessons from a First-Time Tech Lead

What's it like to be a tech lead? What about playing the role for the first time? In this solo episode and the last episode of Season 2, Marisa Hoenig talks about her 5-month experience as a tech lead, from …

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March 7, 2022

31. Learning Through Side Projects with Justin Higgins

Why should you start a side project? How do you come up with new project ideas? Meet Justin Higgins, a software engineer and creative programmer based out of Los Angeles. With over ten years of software development experience...

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Feb. 21, 2022

30. UX Design Parallels with Mesoamerican Culture with Itzy Ramirez

What are the parallels between UX design and Mesoamerican culture? What's it like to switch from graphic design to UX design? Learn from Itzy Ramirez, a New York City-based user experience designer with more than 10 years of ...

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Feb. 7, 2022

29. Software Engineer to CEO: Building a Business with Trevor Ewen

What's it like to move from software engineering to business management? Learn from Trevor Ewen, the CEO of Southport Technology Group and Partner at Southport Ventures. With 12 years of experience as a software engineer and ...

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Jan. 24, 2022

28. Using No-Code To Build an App with Alexandria Tomayko

What is no-code? How can your business utilize no-code to save thousands of dollars? Meet Alexandria Tomayko, the Founder of Little Black Book Series, an app built to bridge the gap between destination event planners and venu...

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Jan. 10, 2022

27. Bitcoin: The Most Important Freedom Technology with Alex Disching…

How does bitcoin help immigrants and refugees? What is bitcoin and how do you get started? Learn from Alex Dischinger, Host of the Tucson Bitcoin Podcast. Based out of Tucson, Arizona, Alex is passionate about educating other...

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Dec. 13, 2021

26. Designing Logos & NFTs with Arinjay Shekhar

How do you mint and sell an NFT? What is the process of designing a logo? Meet Arinjay Shekhar, a 16-year-old self-taught freelance designer, based out of Delhi, India, who started his business at the age of 12. Not only …

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