Season 1

April 19, 2021

19. Season 1 Finale

Tune in for the Season 1 Finale of Blossoming Technologist! In this episode, Marisa reflects on the past season and insights from being a podcaster. She talks about the behind-the-scenes of producing a podcast and the pros an...

Episode page
April 12, 2021

18. Demystifying Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies with Nicholas Prouten

How do cryptocurrencies and blockchain work? Why is the blockchain industry great for technologists to explore? Meet Nicholas Prouten, the VP of Product Design and Head of Marketing at the LODE Project based out of British Co...

Episode page
April 5, 2021

17. 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...

Episode page
March 29, 2021

16. Software Soft Skills & Writing with Lokajit Tikayatray

What soft skills are necessary as a software developer? How can writing in your free time help you advance in your career? Meet Lokajit Tikayatray, an IT Architecture consultant at Dell Technologies from Bangalore, India. Wit...

Episode page
March 22, 2021

15. From the Recruiter's Perspective with Estefania Ortiz

What does recruitment look like from the recruiter's perspective? How do you best market yourself to a recruiter? Meet Estefania Ortiz, a Chicago-based Diversity Recruiter on the Amazon Web Services Early Career Talent team. ...

Episode page
March 15, 2021

14. Shaping Your Software Engineering Career with Victoria Kirst

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...

Episode page
March 1, 2021

13. Intro to Cloud Computing with Joshua "TechDev" Walker

What is cloud computing? How do you get started in tech with no past experience? Meet Joshua "TechDev" Walker, a senior cloud engineer, diversity advocate, and the author of “Venti Fried Chicken." He is also the co-founder of...

Episode page
Feb. 22, 2021

12. Product & Project Management with Trevor Newberry

What's the difference between product and project management? Where does Scrum fit into that? Learn from Trevor Newberry, the Owner of Newberry Consulting, Co-Founder of AppThink, and Director of Product Delivery at Harmony V...

Episode page
Feb. 15, 2021

11. Freelancing for Small Businesses with Arjun Chopra

What is it like to be a freelancer? How can you help small businesses as a technologist? Learn from Arjun Chopra, a freelance software developer and web designer as the founder of 5848 Studios, a Toronto-based business that p...

Episode page
Feb. 8, 2021

10. Technology's Environmental Impact with Lilly Tong

How does your everyday use of technology impact the environment? What can you do as a technologist to fight climate change? Lilly Tong is a Toronto-based iOS Engineer at VICE Media and the host of Make Peas Not Beef , …

Episode page
Feb. 1, 2021

9. Designing Products People Love with Chelsi Alise Cocking

What does a career in design look like? How do you build products that people love? Meet Chelsi Alise Cocking, a product designer at Dropbox in New York City. Born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica, Chelsi moved to the U.S. …

Episode page
Jan. 25, 2021

8. 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...

Episode page
Jan. 11, 2021

7. Finding the Perfect Mentor with Alex Berry, PMP

How do you find a mentor to help with specific skills? How do you make the most of that relationship? Learn from Alex Berry, a Portland-based Technical Program Manager within Intel’s Global Supply Chain and the Founder of Cho...

Episode page
Jan. 4, 2021

6. 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...

Episode page
Dec. 28, 2020

5. Electrical Engineering & Solar Energy with Mason Mahaffey

What is electrical engineering? What does fabricating solar cells involve? Meet Mason Mahaffey, an enthusiastic PhD student in electrical engineering at Arizona State University and a graduate from Georgia Tech. While he alwa...

Episode page
Dec. 21, 2020

4. Building a Viral Side Project with Benji Bear

How do you start a side project? Learn from Benji Bear—the creator of Covidopoly, an online, multiplayer Monopoly-deal inspired game with over 600,000 plays worldwide. In our interview, we discuss how he started Covidopoly an...

Episode page
Dec. 14, 2020

3. Imposter Syndrome, Microaggressions, and Inclusivity with Katie Ho

How do you deal with imposter syndrome? How can you help others recognize their own microaggressions? Why is diversity crucial when building products? Katie Ho is a senior consultant software developer at ThoughtWorks and a g...

Episode page
Dec. 7, 2020

2. Mastering the Software Engineering Pipeline with Clayton Lawrence

Finding a job is like a pipeline; it's a series of steps to reach your dream job. How do you master the software engineering job process? How do you write a stellar resume and prepare for technical interviews? Today, Clayton …

Episode page
Nov. 30, 2020

1. Mapping Your Skills Into Your Dream Job with Madeline Helmstadter

How do you map your skills and interests to a job you love? What careers exist with a computer science degree outside of software engineering? We tackle these questions and more in today’s interview with Madeline Helmstadter,...

Episode page
Nov. 30, 2020

0. Hello World: Introduction

Blossoming Technologist is a podcast for young professionals growing in the tech industry. How do you perfect your resume? What career paths exist in tech? How do you battle imposter syndrome? We'll answer these questions and...

Episode page