Biography Episode Summary Key Milestones Transcript Additional Resources Biography Rikki Endsley is currently the Open Source Community Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS). She was previously the editor of Red Hat […]
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As a kid, Mark wanted to be an Astronaut. So he decided to major in Geology in school. "I thought I'd be able to wear blue jeans for the rest of my life and I also thought I'd spend all my summers in the outdoors", he reflects. Mark got his PhD in Geology from Brown and decided to join the Air Force.
Kelsey Hightower elected not to go to college. He learned to code by picking up a linux book and using it for all it was worth. And his career path is nothing less than fascinating. In today's episode, Kelsey walks us through his incredible career in tech. We discuss how to grow an online community rooted on authenticity. We also go into Kelsey's daily habits and he shares why he wakes up at 4:30 in the morning. Finally, we learn what it means to be a software developer advocate and how Kelsey's early tech support background came in clutch!
Our guest today is Ellen Friedman. Ellen is currently the Principal Technologist at MapR, a data platform company. And she took the scenic route to get there! These days, Ellen is well known as a keynote speaker, tech writer and open source leader. But this transition didn’t happen overnight. Listen to hear how Ellen went from a career as a biochemist to principal technologist!
Drew Farris, currently a senior technology consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, wears dual hats as a software engineer and as a data scientist. He is also co-author of the book “Taming Text”. Drew is a master at taking complex topics and breaking them down into easier components. In this episode of Develomentor we also go in depth about intentionally designing your career using design thinking.
Camille graduated from The University of Wisconsin with a master's degree in computer science. In addition, she had experience working for Microsoft. But instead of looking for a cutting edge tech company, Camille chose to work for Goldman Sachs. Paradoxically, she attributes this decision in saving her tech career.