S8E4: From Washing Dishes to Managing Engineers: How Jesse Weigel Pivoted into a New Tech Career


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Jesse Weigel pivoted into a new tech career under a unique combination of circumstances – a growing family, a curiosity for coding, and a friend with a job opportunity. Even without formal training, Jesse was able to teach himself to code, leave his job in the restaurant industry, and ultimately become the head of engineering at Tabela and a live coder for freeCodeCamp, where he first learned to code.

To learn more about Jesse Weigel, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e4.

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