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August 23, 2022

S2 E11: Non-Traditional Paths into Engineering w/ Shaundai Person

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August 23, 2022
Margo McCabe
Head of DevRel & Partnerships at HarperDB

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This episode features Shaundai Person, Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, for a discussion on non-traditional paths into engineering. Questions covered include:

-Tell us about you / your background / journey into tech
-What are you working on now?
-Tell us what it's like taking a non-traditional path into engineering? what are some of the challenges and how to overcome them? what are the positives that come out of it?
-Advice you would go back and give your younger self if you could?
-Tools / languages / frameworks that you're super excited about now? Goals for the next 6 months?

Shaundai is a Senior Software Engineer (Netflix) and TC39 Delegate based in Atlanta, GA, US. She is passionate about making programming interesting and approachable for all, and does that through her work as a course instructor (, co-lead for React Robins (, and technical blogger. In her spare time, Shaundai loves to go hiking, jogging, and listen to audiobooks. Find her on Twitter at @shaundai

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