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CodeNewbie Season 22 Episode 8! From Opera to Code with Anna McDougall

In S22E8 of the CodeNewbie Podcast, @saron talks to Anna McDougall, who was once an opera singer and is now a Director of Product and Engineering, about Anna's experience in tech and navigating the career transition from entertainment to code.

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Anna McDougall grew up in Sydney, Australia, and moved to Germany to pursue a career as an opera singer. At 32 she rediscovered her love for code and technology and made the switch to software engineering. She quickly discovered her mix of software and social skills made her perfect for leadership and technical speaking, and she now works as Director, Product and Engineering (Projects and Organisation) for the tech subsidiary of Europe's largest media publisher, Axel Springer National Media & Tech, based in Berlin, Germany. She is also the author of "You Belong in Tech: How to Go from Zero Programming Knowledge to Hired," and is passionate about getting historically excluded individuals into tech.

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Dominic Ross

Loved this episode. I've already got Anna's book and finding it very relatable and interesting to read. Highly recommended.