Collaboration Code Radio

Revealing the possibilities and support to conquer the challenges of learning to code

About the show

LEARNing to code is difficult but absolutely possible! The fears, risks, and challenges often feel overwhelming and lonely. Enter our LEARN community—a tribe of career changers who've conquered similar quests. Their stories are your stories. Join Chelsea Kaufman, CEO, and Adam Cuppy, President of LEARN academy, as they interview real people who have transitioned into coding careers, as well as tech leaders from the San Diego community.

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  • Pua Amano: Veteran + Parent To Software Developer Using Vet Tec

    September 15th, 2023  |  23 mins 3 secs
    careers, coding, programming, tech, veteran

    A veteran and parent attends a tech bootcamp in order to change her career path and shares why it was important to her to be able to contribute to the local Hawaiian tech community.

  • Veteran + Ultramarathoner to Software Developer

    September 1st, 2023  |  25 mins 56 secs
    careers, coding, programming, tech, veteran

    The community of LEARN alumni comes from just about any background imagined - and we loved getting to hear more about how Elijah went from active duty in the military to debt collecting and eventually made his way into the world of web development.

  • Behavioral Analyst to Software Developer: Renita Gidlund

    August 18th, 2023  |  28 mins 41 secs
    careers, coding, programming, tech

    Listen to Renita as she shares her story of transitioning from Behavioral Analyst to Software Developer.

  • Returning To The Airwaves

    August 16th, 2023  |  2 mins 20 secs
    careers, coding, programming, tech

    Adam Cuppy announces the return of Collaboration Code Radio, with a renewed focus on career transitioners.

  • Opening New Doors

    February 26th, 2021  |  48 mins 37 secs

    Making the San Diego tech community, and the entire tech community, a more inclusive and equitable place for everyone is a huge focus for many, but few are acting. In this episode of Collaboration Code Radio, we speak with Kristen Mulder and Ben Stiefel from Measurabl, a company that is making huge efforts to address these important challenges.

  • Small Connections - Bigger Relationships

    September 30th, 2020  |  57 mins 46 secs

    Networking is so much more than meeting people and collecting contacts. It's about connecting with people and finding ways to help them before seeing what you can get out of it. Planting the seeds of compassion and into these small connections can help them blossom into bigger relationships down the line.

  • Everyday Learning Something New

    August 7th, 2020  |  38 mins 28 secs

    Many people crave a career that challenges them every day. A profession that requires you to be creative, intuitive, and willing to think outside the box at any given time. The fact that you must be ready to learn something new every day is one of the exciting aspects of becoming a professional developer.

  • The Human Side of Tech

    June 9th, 2020  |  56 mins 22 secs

    As new developers enter the industry, it’s essential to learn from past mistakes. Treating people with respect is necessary, and breaking the “jerk programmer” mindset is an integral part of building a better future in tech. At the core, we are all human beings, and we must be bringing out the human side of developers.

  • Real-Life Right Now

    April 16th, 2020  |  53 mins 41 secs
    code, coding, coding bootcamp, computers, tech, technology, web development

    The current situation we all find ourselves in is something we have never experienced in our lifetimes. We are in the midst of a global pandemic, everyone’s lives across the globe have been completely turned upside down. But we must take it upon ourselves to continue growing, learning, and making the most of what real-life is right now.

  • Storytelling Through Code

    March 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    Telling stories is a part of human nature. From connecting with loved ones and friends and reminiscing memories, or connecting with like-minded people in your community, the power of storytelling is powerful. Gina Verrastro, LEARN academy alumni, sits down with us for Episode 10 of Collaboration Code Radio.

  • Running For It

    February 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Track-and-Field and writing code have their similarities. While not apparent, working with web developer teams is a collection of individuals working across several different tickets (events), using their knowledge and skills to perform their best on their tickets for the greater good of the team and company.

    For this next episode with sit down with LEARN academy alumni, and Galley Software Developer, Mike LaRocca. We dive into his early years, his passion for track-and-field. Mike also discusses how one of his jobs at a BioTech company helped push his interest in learning some SQL and then fully driving him into web development.

  • Do Something Bigger

    February 4th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins

    For this next episode of Collaboration Code Radio, we sit down with our new Lead Instructor at LEARN academy, Harrison Schaen. Harrison has lived all over the world and has been a part of the development community for a long time. We thought this would be a perfect opportunity to have him talk about his background and why we are so excited to have him a part of our team.