Jennifer Riggins (@jkriggins) and Rich Gall (@richggall) talk with Nikema Prophet, Community Marketing Manager at Armory, about how she fought her way into tech.
Nikema recounts the ups and downs of getting started in the industry, including the challenges she faced as a founder, and discusses some of the benefits and drawbacks of going through a bootcamp route.
We talk in depth about Lambda school and Nikema gives her perspective, providing useful insights for anyone interested in taking a non-traditional route into the tech industry. It adds additional context to some of the stories that have emerged in recent years, with a group of students suing the bootcamp, and a report that its placement rate is much lower than claimed in its marketing material.
Nikema also talks about landing her job at Armory, explaining how she's approaching learning about a new tool and new community, and discusses why she believes its important to bring your authentic self in your writing, even when creating technical tutorials.