Liz Liddy is one of Grant's lifelong mentors. She is also a professor and dean of the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Liz's impact has been monumental in inspiring others and increasing overall enrollment at the iSchool. In this episode, Liz recounts her journey through tech, academia and entrepreneurship. She will also teach us about the evolution of natural language processing (NLP) and search engines.
Tech product manager Renee Saint-Louis is a major inspiration for Develomentor and she also happens to be Grant's sister! Renee has followed an unconventional career path and currently works at a small K-12 publishing firm. She has worked across a variety of other industries including banking and retail both as a product manager and as a business analyst.
Welcome to the first episode of our brand new podcast Develomentor. We are a tech career focused podcast and we interview people working all sorts tech jobs, not just software engineers! Each interview will help you learn about a specific career, what’s required to be successful in it, and how that role is changing. We also hope you’ll see that there are a lot of different paths a successful career. Stick with us and you’ll meet IT product managers with social work degrees and heads of sales with engineering degrees. You’ll meet engineers who “got all the degrees” and others who did a six week coding bootcamp and are running the show. You’ll meet academics and practitioners across a wide range of industries. You might even meet a few artists. Most importantly, we hope you’ll meet your calling.