Severin and I talk today about all things ballet dancing, law school, and her passion for logic problems and patterns! We discuss our shared experience as students at Ada Developers Academy, our mutual feelings of imposter syndrome, celebrate the fact that we’ve both cried in front of our managers, and unfortunately discover that neither one of us were ever encouraged to explore a career in tech when we were young. 

Severin dives deep on the importance of internships, asking questions, and the value in balancing your soft skills with your technical ones as a career changer. She’s a firm advocate of pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone and finding a great manager and team that you feel safe enough to fail in front of. She believes that writing code is an emotional process and lives for the excitement and thrills that is the roller coaster of being a developer. Her passion and enthusiasm alike are contagious -- this is not an episode to miss! 

Resources: 

MightyAI

BaseCS Podcast

Exercism problems

99 Bottles of OOP

Ada Developers Academy

Severing Wiggenhorn

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Follow Lauren on Twitter @LoLoCoding 

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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts 

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