Salt City Code

A podcast by and for the Syracuse tech community

About the show

Salt City Code is on a mission to connect the tech community in Syracuse, NY and beyond. Join hosts Kelly Corey and Karin Thorne as they sit down with local tech leaders, from enthusiasts to professionals, and learn more about what makes Code such an integral part of the Salt City.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Ben Lannon: Hit the Go Live Button

    Episode  |  March 24th, 2020  |  47 mins 36 secs
    announcement, code, conference, equipment, gatsbyjs, livestream, open source, tech, the live coders, twitch

    Hosts Kelly Corey and Karin Thorne chat with Ben Lannon about livestreaming on Twitch, how he got involved with the Gatsby and open source communities, and he shares a big announcement with us at the end of the show!

  • Max Matthews: Work Backwards

    Episode  |  March 17th, 2020  |  33 mins 30 secs
    careers in code, developer, engineer, entrepreneurship, hack upstate, hacker, mentor, programming, software, web development

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey continue their conversation with Max Matthews and take a deeper dive into his experiences teaching at Start Fast Code and Careers in Code.

  • Max Matthews: Hacker, Entrepreneur, Mentor

    Episode  |  March 10th, 2020  |  42 mins 27 secs
    careers in code, developer, engineer, entrepreneurship, hack upstate, hacker, mentor, programming, software, web development

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Max Matthews about his experience incorporating a business at age 16, what he considers to be the difference between a developer and an engineer, and what it's like to be on both sides of the self-taught/formal education divide in tech.

  • Kelly and Karin: Speaking of Social Media

    Episode  |  March 3rd, 2020  |  24 mins 50 secs
    aim, facebook, linked in, poll, slack, social media, twitter

    Hosts Kelly Corey and Karin Thorne chat about their experiences with various social media accounts over the years. They also share the results of a recent listener poll and reminisce fondly about AIM.

  • Mo Morsi: From Red Hat to Dev Null

    Episode  |  February 25th, 2020  |  41 mins 11 secs
    blockchain, bootcamp, careers in code, code, entrepreneurship, hack upstate, meetup ideas, resources, ruby, salt city, syracuse innovators guild, web development, women in tech, xrp

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Mo Morsi about founding the Syracuse Innovators Guild and his journey from working at Red Hat to starting his own XRP blockchain company. We also pitch a couple of new ideas for Syracuse tech community Meetups and Mo shares why Ruby is still his favorite programming language.

  • Gus Cost: There is No Perfect Thing

    Episode  |  February 18th, 2020  |  36 mins 11 secs
    bootcamp, c, careers in code, code, hack upstate, hackathons, hardware, instructors, javascript, programming, python, resources, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Gus Cost, programmer at Density and Careers in Code instructor, about using hardware to win a hackathon, lessons learned from teaching at a tech bootcamp for the first time, and his surprising recommendation on where to start your own programming journey.

  • Doug Crescenzi: Network Effects

    Episode  |  February 11th, 2020  |  37 mins 55 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, code, doug crescenzi, entrepreneurship, hack rochester, hack upstate, resources, rochester ny, upstate interactive, web development

    Kelly and Karin chat with Doug Crescenzi, co-founder of Hack Upstate and Upstate Interactive, about his journey from academia to entrepreneurship, how he helped launch the Careers in Code program, and the importance of connecting with your local tech community.

  • Kelly and Karin: Life After Bootcamp

    Episode  |  February 4th, 2020  |  28 mins 12 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, salt city, tech community, web development, women in tech

    It's been about six months since hosts Kelly Corey and Karin Thorne graduated from Careers in Code. We catch up on adjusting to life after class, getting more involved in the tech community, and what it's like to start a podcast.

  • And A Podcast Was Created

    Article  |  January 31st, 2020
    By Karin Thorne
    careers in code, podcasting, women in code

    A brief summary of how the podcast idea started from Karin's point of view.

  • Amanda Darcangelo: Documentation Saves Lives

    Episode  |  January 28th, 2020  |  47 mins 11 secs
    algorithms, amanda darcangelo, bootcamp, careers in code, data science, hack upstate, machine learning, meetups, salt city, web development, wimlds, women in machine learning and data science, women in tech

    Karin and Kelly chat with Amanda Darcangelo, leader of the Syracuse chapter of Women in Machine Learning and Data Science, about her group's upcoming career fair, the importance of collaboration in the tech community, and what it means to be a tech resource in 2020.

  • Ashley Oliver: Cybersecurity, Cash, and You

    Episode  |  January 21st, 2020  |  31 mins 54 secs
    ashley oliver, bootcamp, careers in code, consumer banking, cryptocurrency, cybersecurity, hack upstate, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Karin and Kelly continue the conversation with Ashley Oliver and discuss cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, and potential changes to consumer banking in the coming decade. We also talk about a fun emanation experiment, and Ashley teaches us about Faraday cages and Van Eck phreaking.

  • Ashley Oliver: Cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert

    Episode  |  January 14th, 2020  |  31 mins 45 secs
    ashley oliver, careers in code, cybersecurity, hack upstate, network engineer, salt city, subject matter expert, tech careers, web development, women in tech

    Kelly and Karin chat with Ashley Oliver, Syracuse's resident cybersecurity Subject Matter Expert, about her AVR of choice, the upcoming 5G network in Syracuse, and how to get started on a career in cybersecurity.