Season 2

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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Dec. 6, 2021

25. What It's Really Like to Work in Tech with Jennifer Robertson

What are common misconceptions about the tech industry? What is required to get a job in tech? In this episode, we cover the realities of getting into tech and the roles you can find. We break down common misconceptions about...

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Nov. 29, 2021

24. Mobile Development & Necessary Soft Skills with Tim Bornholdt

What are the unique challenges of building a mobile app? Which soft skills are essential for developers? Learn from Tim Bornholdt, an entrepreneur, developer, and podcaster based out of Minneapolis. Tim is the co-founder and ...

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Nov. 22, 2021

23. 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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Nov. 15, 2021

22. Machine Learning Meets Wine with Aubrey Terrazas

Aubrey Terrazas is an 18-year hospitality professional, Master Sommelier candidate, and co-founder of Palate Club, a digital wine service that uses machine learning to fit the user’s unique taste of wine. Based out of France,...

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Nov. 8, 2021

21. Digital Marketing & Building Your Personal Brand with Lucy Zheng

Lucy Zheng is a freelance social media marketer, Public Relations Specialist at Baldwin Legacy, and the new Public Relations Specialist for Blossoming Technologist. After graduating from the Thinkful Digital Marketing Immersi...

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Nov. 1, 2021

20. Season 2: Welcome Back

Welcome back to Season 2 of Blossoming Technologist! In this intro episode, Marisa talks about the break between seasons, how the podcast has impacted her, topics for the rest of the season, and upcoming changes to the podcas...

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