Doug Crescenzi: Network Effects


February 11th, 2020

37 mins 55 secs

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About this Episode

If we risk messing with things too much...I think we could risk reducing some of that community building side, right? And I think if we wanna get more of these outcomes, we need to really value and do whatever we can to amplify the network effects that come from the community we're building.

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. We also talk about making opportunities available for people to advance in their tech journeys and suggest a couple of ideas for future Syracuse tech meetups.

This episode is part I of our new series: Catching Up with Careers in Code! We chat with founders, instructors/TAs, and students of the first CiC cohort about their experience and where they'd like to see the program go in the future.

Audio Note

This is our first episode recorded remotely, and Kelly didn't realize until editing the episode that she was recording with the wrong microphone. Our apologies for the audio quality on her end. It will be fixed for next time!

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