The Coder Career

A Podcast and Meetup Group to help you get the most out of your technology career!

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About Cameron and TCC

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Cameron Blackwood is a software engineer from the UK. Cameron originally became a software engineer after working as a technical recruiter. After learning about software engineering from candidates he worked with, he was inspired and broke into software engineering after teaching himself Javascript. The Coder Career was inspired by the fact that although there's a wealth of technical content available online, there's little content to support people in everything non-technical in their technical career - be that job searching, interviewing, salary negotiation, people management and entrepreneurship.


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Latest Episodes

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#74: Gavin Van Lelyveld (Founder of Deconstructing Leadership) | Technical Leadership and the relationship between business and code

September 11th, 2023

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In this episode of "The Coder Career," your host Cameron delves deep into the world of software engineering with a special guest who brings a wealth of experience and insights to the table. Join us as we sit down with Gavin van Lelyveld, a seasoned engineering leader, to explore the ever-evolving landscape of software development.

Gavin shares his journey from coding novice to engineering leadership and how he's overcome the myriad challenges that come with the territory. With years of experience under his belt, Gavin has faced it all, from tight deadlines to team dynamics, and he's here to offer invaluable advice for those aspiring to climb the engineering career ladder.

One of the focal points of this episode is the critical art of working effectively with your manager. Gavin's unique perspective as both a manager and an engineer provides invaluable insights into building strong relationships with those who guide your career. Learn how to communicate your goals, navigate conflicts, and ensure that your manager becomes your greatest ally in your professional development.

And for all the aspiring software engineers out there, we have a special treat in store. Gavin shares his thoughts on how to break into the software engineering field in 2023. The industry is constantly evolving, and Gavin has his finger on the pulse of the latest trends, technologies, and hiring practices. Discover the key skills, strategies, and resources that will give you a competitive edge as you kickstart your software engineering career.

Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, this episode is packed with actionable advice and thought-provoking insights to help you thrive in the world of software engineering. Tune in to "The Coder Career" and join Cameron and Gavin as they unravel the mysteries of engineering leadership, managerial collaboration, and the path to success in the dynamic field of software engineering in 2023.

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Introducing.... This is My Stack! Featuring Dan Bruce | Next, Nest and Postgres to build SaaS for SaaS

August 25th, 2023

#73: Omar Tufayl (Founder of loopsio) | Breaking "no experience" cycle, commercial awareness as a dev and the future of tech education

August 21st, 2023

Omar Tufayl is a software engineer from Glasgow and founder of loopsio, a platform that enables software engineering students across Scotland to gain practical hands-on experience, giving businesses and organisations a way to resource small scale, cost effective software work, and access the best up and coming talent. Omar joins Cam to discuss his experience, his motivations behind loopsio, and what he sees as the future of the industry

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#72: Eelco Wiersma (Founder of SAAS UI and Senior Engineer at Wundergraph)

August 7th, 2023

Eelco Wiersma is the founder of SAAS UI and a Senior Software Engineer at WunderGraph. Eelco joins Cam to chat about the future of front end web development, if AI is a threat or opportunity, how engineers can develop their problem solving skills away from the computer, and being a digital nomad.

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#71: Louise Shambrook (Software Engineer at FindMyPast) on Career Changing, Machine Learning and Women in Tech

July 24th, 2023

Louise Shambrook is a software engineer and former social worker based in Edinburgh UK. Following on from collaborations with The Coder Career at events and on our discord server, Louise joins Cam on the podcast to discuss her journey into tech and what she's learnt along the way! We also talk about gender equality in the industry and what work needs to be undertaken from school level up to the workplace, the experience of getting into software engineering via data rather than the traditional route of web development training, and how Louise's employer FindMyPast is able to process thousands of historical sources to allow people to trace their family history.

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