Be Our Guest

Do you have an interesting career path that would make you a compelling podcast guest? Perhaps you took a different path into tech than the “normal” four year degree?  Are you a self-taught developer?  Have you worked as a developer and left the role for other parts of tech?

Our show is about careers in tech, not just tech.  We are looking for guests who have stories to tell about the ups and downs of their career in tech:

  • how you found your path
  • what your role is about
  • how you've grown in your career
  • why you've switched jobs or ventured out on your own
  • the tradeoffs you've made between career, family and personal happiness.  

We are happy to talk about technical topics in the context of a guest's career, but we are not looking for stories just on a tech topic, as there are plenty of those shows out there to cover that area.  We are particularly interested in people who have come into tech in non-traditional ways (e.g. self taught/boot camp coder, non-tech degreed) or work in roles that fly under the radar or aren't as well known outside of the industry.  We are also interested in developers who have left full time coding roles to pursue other areas of tech, like sales engineering or customer support. 

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  • FAQ

  • Sample Questions

How should I prepare to be on the show?

No prep work beyond being able to tell the story of your career is required to be a guest other than making sure you have the equipment outlined below.  Questions will be focused on key inflection points in your career, the lessons you’ve learned navigating the world of work and the key skills involved in your role.  Browse the sample questions tab on this page to see some questions you might be asked.

What equipment do I need?

You need three things to record a successful podcast with us:

  1. high quality headset with microphone and, ideally, noise cancelling. You phone headset is probably good enough
  2. A high speed Internet connection
  3. A quiet room where you won’t be interrupted. We love dogs, but they don’t make for good podcast guests, so please take care of them first!

When will my episode be published?

We typically record episodes well in advance, so it may take 4-6 weeks or more to publish your episode.  We will notify you the week before publication.

Do I need my employer’s permission?

We typically don’t ask you any questions about your current employer as we are focused on you and your career, so you shouldn’t need their permission. However, if you feel more comfortable getting their permission, go for it!  If you are comfortable talking about your current company, let us know. 

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