The Smart Years

Episode 6

The Side Door Move into the Tech Industry

Bybreen Samuels published on

Bybreen Samuels is in conversation with Sehinde Raji, a Full Stack Software Engineer and Investor in a retail company. In addition, Sehinde's vision is to have an equitable tech industry. He focuses on breaking down barriers so women and other under-represented people, feel they belong in it. Tune into this episode of The Smart Years where Sehinde shares very practical advice. You'll discover the: 

  • Role of a full stack software engineer
  • Key attribute that you must have to become a developer
  • Difference between hardware and software development
  • Free online coding school you can join to learn how to code
  • Three skillsets you need to cultivate to build self-confidence
  • Specific type of networking event you must attend to raise your profile
  • Approach you can take to enter the tech industry through the side door
  • Main charateristic that you should indtegrate into your personal brand to stand out
  • Car design process that teaches you the difference between front & back end development
  • Important message the Author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie shares in her book Americanah. 

Quote of the Day by Winston Churchill

"You have enemies, good. That means you've stood up for something in your life."

Recommended Resources


Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.


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