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

  • 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.

  • Mike DeMaria: Upstate Dreamin'

    Episode  |  January 7th, 2020  |  40 mins
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, salesforce, salt city, syracuse developers, tech conference, upstate dreamin, web development, women in tech

    Kelly and Karin sit down with Mike DeMaria, founder of the Syracuse Developers Community Group/co-founder of Upstate Dreamin', and discuss working with Salesforce, what it's like to run a community Meetup, and launching a brand new conference in upstate New York.

  • Podcast Goals 2020

    Episode  |  December 31st, 2019  |  21 mins 47 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, new year, resolutions, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Kelly and Karin discuss their New Year's resolutions for their personal coding journeys and for Salt City Code.

  • Code for the Holidays

    Episode  |  December 24th, 2019  |  25 mins 38 secs
    books, bootcamp, careers in code, code, games, hack upstate, javascript, online courses, podcasts, resources, salt city, social media, web development, women in tech, youtubers

    Kelly and Karin share some of their favorite coding resources in this special 2019 holiday episode feat. lots of JavaScript, a handful of online courses, a sprinkle of social media, and a pinch of other podcasts.

  • Melissa Schmitz: A Giant Debugging Rubber Duck

    Episode  |  December 17th, 2019  |  42 mins 15 secs
    augmented reality, bootcamp, careers in code, data science, hack upstate, hackathons, melissa schmitz, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Kelly and Karin sit down again with Melissa Schmitz as she shares more stories and advice about hackathons, her experience in a data science bootcamp, and how she leveraged her hackathon wins into a full-time career in tech.

  • Melissa Schmitz: From Hackathon Winner to Working Professional

    Episode  |  December 10th, 2019  |  41 mins 27 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, melissa schmitz, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Karin and Kelly chat with Melissa Schmitz about what it's like to win a hackathon, her experience working with virtual reality, and her decision to pivot from natural science to data science.

  • Kelly Corey: Being My Best Self

    Episode  |  December 3rd, 2019  |  43 mins 57 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Karin interviews Kelly Corey, co-founder of Salt City Code, about her journey into tech as a recent graduate of a coding bootcamp.
    Topics discussed include: restoring old tech, finding a sense of community, and encouraging creative types to get into code

  • Karin Thorne: P.S. Never Give Up

    Episode  |  November 26th, 2019  |  39 mins 36 secs
    bootcamp, careers in code, hack upstate, salt city, web development, women in tech

    Kelly interviews Karin Thorne, co-founder of Salt City Code, about her experience as a new web developer.
    Topics discussed include: imposter syndrome, balancing work and family with class, and comparing a coding bootcamp with college classes