Ryan Gaus: Affect Your Surroundings


March 31st, 2020

45 mins 15 secs

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About this Episode

I would say using teaching as a way to get better at something is a really good approach. And I would say that if you don't have a lot of knowledge, you shouldn't think you can't teach. I'm very much a proponent of ... being able to take ideas you have and using them to kind of affect your surroundings. And I think that teaching is a great way to do that.

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. Ryan also shouts out some past attendees of the OpenHack Meetup and talks to us about a cool project he's working on with his mom.

This episode is part V of our 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.

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rgaus.net | LinkedIn | Instagram | Twitter

Episode References

Strandbeest | Linear Algebra course on MITOpenCourseware

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As of April 7, 2020, Salt City Code will be switching from a weekly to a biweekly episode format. Karin and Kelly feel this will be the best way to balance our personal and professional lives while continuing to run the podcast. Thank you all so much for listening and sharing your tech journeys with us!


This episode features "Brain Power" by Mela from the album Mela two.

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