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Public Speaking

Anna is known in the tech community for giving energetic, informative talks across a range of technical and career topics. She is also regularly featured on podcasts or invited to provide corporate training sessions in AI awareness, tech trends, or public speaking for engineers. 


Below, you can see some of her interviews, talks, and feature videos.

How to Go From 0% to Employed Developer with Anna McDougall

How to Go From 0% to Employed Developer with Anna McDougall

โ€‹@AnnaMcDougall is a Director of Product & Engineering @ Axel Springer, and she knows what it takes to go from 0 to hired in the tech world. In this video, Anna goes in detail about the process and hands out fresh, specific tips to help you land that role. Check it out and see how you can be smart and systematic with your career. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Good luck! 00:00-00:20 Introduction 00:20- 01:42 Step 1: Learning the technical skills 01:42-02:46 Step 2: Community and Networking 02:46-03:49 Step 3: Applying for jobs and doing interviews 03:49-04:40 The NNQ-System 04:40-05:47 Practice interviewing 05:47-06:11 Good luck! Check out the home for untold developer stories around open source, careers and all the other cool stuff developers are doing at Honeypot is a developer-focused job platform, on a mission to get developers great jobs. Wanna see what we're all about? Visit to find a job you love. To learn more about Honeypot: Follow Anna McDougall: Twitter: LinkedIn: YouTube: Book: Follow us: Twitter: Facebook: LinkedIn: Instagram:
Career Switch to Software Engineer | @AnnaMcDougall | Beyond Coding Podcast #56

Career Switch to Software Engineer | @AnnaMcDougall | Beyond Coding Podcast #56

Remarkably, @AnnaMcDougall has not just made one career switch, but 2. From a more corporate career in marketing / project management, to a career in opera singing, to a career in tech as a software engineer. Wow! ๐Ÿ‘ Interestingly enough, pivoting to a career in opera singing taught her a lot of skills which helped gave her a head start in programming. One of which is how to deal with the Imposter Syndrome ๐Ÿฅธ Some of the topics we cover this episode, in order ๐Ÿ’ฌ โ˜‘๏ธ Pivoting from a career in opera, to one in tech โ˜‘๏ธ Software used by many requires diverse people to create it โ˜‘๏ธ Overcoming Imposter Syndrome โ˜‘๏ธ Tech interviews More on Anna McDougall: Enjoy! ๐ŸŽ™ #tech #podcast #programming - Beyond Coding Podcast with our host Patrick Akil New episodes every Wednesday ๐ŸŽ‰ Don't forget to subscribe: Beyond Coding is a weekly podcast that dives into the world of successful people in Tech. The host Patrick Akil and his guests share their experiences and insights, ranging from practical challenges to knowledge sharing and all the way to staying sane in the Tech world. Everything you'll hear is non-scripted, genuine, and comes from a place of passion. Join Patrick and his guests in unravelling the secrets of how to succeed in Tech! ๐Ÿ™Œ Beyond Coding on your favourite podcast platforms ๐ŸŽ™: Spotify - Apple Podcasts - Google Podcasts - Audible - Anchor- Castbox - Breaker - Pocket Casts - Radio Public - Equipment we use ๐Ÿ’• Rodecaster Pro - Rode Procaster - Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro - Shoutout to our podcast sponsor Xebia ๐Ÿ’œ:
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