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

  • Seth Mulligan: Modeling a Venture

    Episode  |  June 2nd, 2020  |  38 mins 59 secs
    computers, director, managing director, programming, software, storyslab, tech, web development

    Host Karin Thorne and special Guest Host Max Matthews chat with Seth Mulligan of StorySlab about smart networking and what it's like to model a venture.

  • Joey Buczek: Work Harder at Working Smarter

    Episode  |  May 19th, 2020  |  50 mins 50 secs
    careers in code, community, developer, hack upstate, javascript, non-traditional, programming, software, web development, work ethic

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Joey Buczek about his experience balancing family, work and teaching at a coding bootcamp along with his work ethic philosophy and how he started the SyrJS Meetup.

  • Lauren Adam: Hobbies Over Side Hustles

    Episode  |  May 5th, 2020  |  54 mins 16 secs
    careers in code, community, developer, hack upstate, non-traditional, podcasting, programming, software, start fast code, upstate interactive, web development

    Hosts Kelly Corey and Karin Thorne chat with Lauren Adam about her non-traditional journey into tech, the importance of keeping hobbies separate from side hustles, and her experience creating the What a Woman podcast.

  • Will Guisbond: The Power of Networking

    Episode  |  April 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min
    careers in code, community, developer, hack upstate, intern, networking, pma, programming, software, web development

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Will Guisbond about his experience working as an Operations Intern at such a young age and the importance of building community. We also go behind the scenes of Hack Upstate and Careers in Code.

  • Ryan Gaus: Open Source Success

    Episode  |  April 7th, 2020  |  43 mins 20 secs
    careers in code, developer, engineer, hack upstate, open source, programming, software, web development

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey continue the conversation with Ryan Gaus and discuss the success of his open source project, Backstroke. We also chat about where to host your projects online and Ryan tells about what he's building in his workshop.

  • Ryan Gaus: Affect Your Surroundings

    Episode  |  March 31st, 2020  |  45 mins 15 secs
    careers in code, developer, engineer, hack upstate, programming, software, web development

    Hosts Karin Thorne and Kelly Corey chat with Ryan Gaus about choosing to work for a software company instead of going to college, his experience teaching at Careers in Code, and his journey as a self-taught developer.

  • 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.