17 Hearing your future

Hearing your Future is the Coding your Future podcast where we talk to current and former students of computer science to hear more about their journey from student to professional. What happens after graduation? What comes next, see figure 17.1.

Silly hat? Silly frock? It must be time for graduation but what comes next? Hearing your future interviews current and former students to find out more about how they got here and where they are going to. Obligatory picture of hat throwing outside the Samuel Alexander building in 2018. 🎓

Figure 17.1: Silly hat? Silly frock? It must be time for graduation but what comes next? Hearing your future interviews current and former students to find out more about how they got here and where they are going to. Obligatory picture of hat throwing outside the Samuel Alexander building in 2018. 🎓

Listen in, or just read the transcripts, to find out more about how these students are coding their future:

  • What’s their story?
  • How did they get to where they are?
  • Where are they going next?
  • What advice would they offer to their former selves and fellow students?

Find out more by subscribing wherever you get your podcasts. Searching for Hearing your Future in your podcast app will usually find it, you should see the logo shown in figure 17.2 when you search for it, or you can just follow one of the links below:

Alternatively you can cut-and-paste the raw rss feed URL below into your podcast app:

http://feeds.libsyn.com/299189/rss
Hearing your future is the Coding your Future podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Hearing sketch by Visual Thinkery is licensed under CC-BY-ND

Figure 17.2: Hearing your future is the Coding your Future podcast. Subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Hearing sketch by Visual Thinkery is licensed under CC-BY-ND

The episodes below have been recorded and are currently in production, podcasts and transripts will appear here on 20th July just before Computer Science graduation on the 21st July 2022 graduation.manchester.ac.uk, see chapter 17. In the meantime, you can subscribe using the details above.

17.1 Episode 4: Carmen Faura Práxedes

Interview with Carmen Faura Práxedes, see transcript and show notes in chapter 23

17.2 Episode 3: Brian Yim Tam

Interview with Brian Yim Tam, see transcript and show notes in chapter 21

17.3 Episode 2: Jason Ozuzu

Interview with Jason Ozuzu, see transcript in chapter 22.

17.4 Episode 1: Raluca Cruceru

Interview with Raluca Cruceru, see transcript and show notes in chapter 20

17.5 Episode x: it could be you!

If you’re preparing to come on the show, here’s some questions we typically cover:

17.5.1 What’s your story, coding glory?

  • Tell us a bit about you and where you come from
  • Why did you choose to study computer science?
  • Which organisation were you employed by, why and how did you choose them
  • Tell us about your role in the organisation
  • How did you find the job and what other jobs did they look for?
  • What were the main things you learned on placement?
  • What was the most enjoyable or rewarding part of working for your employer
  • What was the hardest part of finding employment and how did you overcome it
  • What did you do for your final year project?
  • What comes next?

17.5.2 Minority report

  • If you are a member of a minority group, what has your experience been at University and in the workplace
  • How can teaching be made more inclusive for members of your minority group?
  • What else can universities (and employers) do to make campuses (and workplaces) more welcoming for members of your minority group?

17.5.3 One tune, one podcast and one film

There are far too many gratuitous musical references in Coding your Future it’s mostly DadRock and other antique pieces. (Mitchum 2019) So can you recommend us:

  • One tune to rejuvenate and freshen up our playlist. Why is it important to you? Perhaps it’s a tune that makes you relax, feel happy, comforted, reminds you of home, family, friends etc
  • One podcast you’ve enjoyed to that you’d recommend our listeners subscribe to
  • One film we’ve got to go and watch right now

17.5.4 Time travel

  • Advice to your former self, what would you tell yourself in first and second year now that you are older and wiser?