S8E2: From Frying Chicken to Working at Google With Danny Thompson


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Danny Thompson was at a crossroads. He had to decide between staying at his job as a gas station fry cook or making a drastic career shift. And after learning to code as a hobby, Danny now works full-time at Google in Developer Relations.

In this episode, Danny talks about his job search strategy and how he landed his first job in tech. He also shares the value of meaningful relationships in your career, how anyone at any age and background can learn how to code, and his best advice if you’re considering a career change.

To learn more about Danny Thompson, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e2.

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