Podcasts allowed me to immerse myself in the tech industry during the earlly stages of my career change.
Talk Python, PythonBytes,
Test & Code,
Software Engineering Radio,
and the Atwood-Spolsky era Stack Overflow Podcast
were instrumental in leveling up my skills
and helping me get my first job.
In mid-December 2019, I had dinner with Brian Okken of Test & Code and PythonBytes fame. Brian was in Chicago teaching a class and we met up to discuss life, Python, and our experience building strong online and offline communities.
Brian reached out a couple of weeks later and asked if I would be interested in guest hosting an episode of PythonBytes. I was more than happy to help a fellow Pythonista that has taught me so much!
What a great way to start 2020!