Tessa Ann Taylor (The New Yorker)

Episode 57 · October 9th, 2020 · 44 mins 55 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, rachel, Kendall, and Tessa talk about:

  • Studying computer science because she "ran out of math classes" at her high school
  • ACTUALLY using trigonometry in real life
  • How all-women educational environments are awesome
  • Unlearning the Seattle culture in favor of the New York culture
  • Translating academic experiences into tech industry programming interviews
  • Getting a foot in the door via content production
  • Freelancing to live, not living to freelance
  • The joys?! of maintaining legacy code and CMSes
  • Management training at NYTimes
  • Understanding the responsibilities of the middle manager
  • Going into management to create the environments she wants others to experience
  • Telling a bad job that you're not a "culture fit" for them
  • Being intrinsically motivated vs deferring to authority
  • Remembering that current authority structures are not designed for marginalized people
  • How leadership experience can be good and bad for non-work interactions

Books Tessa recommended:
https://www.amazon.com/Rework-Jason-Fried/dp/0307463745 + https://www.amazon.com/Doesnt-Have-Be-Crazy-Work/dp/0062874780/

Tessa's favorite leadership book:

You can find Tessa on twitter and on Medium as @c0d3rgirl

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3