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Natalie is joined by Christina Entcheva, recent thoughtbot apprentice turned full-developer, to discuss building one’s portfolio up to become a hirable candidate, disseminating an organization’s culture, and adapting to increased expectations.

Welcome to Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.


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Natalie speaks to Tyson Gach from thoughtbot New York about the fuzzy line between designers and developers, how to present yourself in the workforce, and the importance of accessibility.

Welcome to Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.


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Natalie speaks to Sid Raval from thoughtbot New York about transforming hobbyist coding into a career, and continuing to push oneself past plateaus in their learning.

Welcome to Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.


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This week, Natalie speaks to Joël Quenneville from thoughtbot Boston about having a Comp Sci degree, the perception that developers are all “genius nerds”, and how collaboration is key to learning and personal growth.

Welcome to Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.


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I had a great chat with Melissa from the thoughtbot Boston offices for our podcast, Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.

What do you do?

Natalie: Melissa, maybe you could do a little intro about what you do and your…


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This week it was time to sit down with one of the few Brits in the east coast offices of thoughtbot. George Brocklehurst is the Developer Director and in this episode of Crossroads, we spoke about the different routes to becoming a senior developer. This episode is brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. …


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I recently sat down with Avielle Wolfe from the thoughtbot New York offices for our podcast, Crossroads, brought to you by Upcase. We talk to experienced developers about how their experience has evolved, we ask them about pivotal moments in their careers, and what helped them take “junior” out of their title. Upcase makes it easy for you to take the next step. Upcase shows you how the best developers around tackle coding challenges, what their backgrounds are, and how they got to where they are.

What do you do?

Natalie: Avielle, could you do a little intro about what you do here and…

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