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Happy holidays, everyone! We're super happy to bring back one of our own co-founders and Sheridan grad, Christina Weng. She is a iXD graduate who works as a product designer at Facebook. Interestingly, Christina was not always in design throughout her post-secondary education as she once attended business school. Christina talks about the process of switching to design, interning early, doing co-op, and yes-competing in hackathons, to get to where she is currently at. She also dives into the interesting science of user research, and team-dynamic. What are some of Christina's early struggles and key realizations? She has y'all covered!

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Welcome back to the podcast, folks! Today we're excited to speak to Sheridan professor Myles Bartlett to tell us about his past experiences with design and his journey to get there. He goes over his experiences starting in journalism, to wanting to critique/create, to being a creative director, where he finally arrived at motion/graphic design. Myles emphasizes that the element of story-telling is key and being true to your story allows for design to flourish. Through the process, Myles realized the value of partnership and bouncing powerful ideas and mindsets off somebody, whether it be a friend, a colleague, or in Myles' case---a partner too!

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Greetings everyone! We’re excited to be back with Amanda, who is a 4th year life science student at York University. Her nature is actually not rooted within tech and hack-culture, however she was passionate in learning about tech-related things and maintains that everyone can/should afford to do the same.

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Greetings everybody! We are delighted to be back with another talented guest! We have with us Wesley Slade, a recent graduate of the Bachelors of Interaction Design program at Sheridan. He is well known amongst the IXD community for his tutoring and mentorship works. With a background in animation and art, he has discovered his passion for design and has strong intentions to design for the public good. He started attending hackathons in January 2019 when he was in his 3rd year of college. He has since participated in over nine hackathons and has been placed twice. In this podcast, he shares his experiences with hackathons, the importance of communication and work ethics that he has gained over the years.

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We are delighted to be back with another excellent guest. Zubash Akmal is a 4th-year Interaction design student from Sheridan College who has participated in hackathons and has experience organizing hackathons. She started attending hackathons in her 2nd year of college by participating in a designathon organized by York University. The notion of creating a solution within a restricted time helped her push her limits on various aspects.

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Welcome back y’all, you're not going to want to miss this one! We’re very happy to give a warm welcome to the founder of our very own Hackademics club—Alex! 

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We are very happy to be returning with another fantastic guest! This time, that guest is a 4th-year student from Waterloo who just returned from a product design internship at Facebook - Grace Ma. She started attending hackathons during her first year of university in 2018 with the art and design knowledge she had gathered during high school. After she attended her first hackathon at Starter Hacks, she claims it introduced her to the tech industry and allowed her to pick up a lot of valuable skills on the way.

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We are very excited to kick off our very first podcast by speaking with a 4th year co-op student at Carleton University who just finished his internship at Google—Omar Flores!