Building Trust Through Innovation

By Damian Horner

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Damian Horner, VP of Engineering at Rapid7.

In this episode, Damian gives insight into his path from an early fascination with computing to becoming a pivotal figure in Northern Ireland's cybersecurity scene with Rapid7, underscoring the transformative experiences and mentorship that guided his journey.

Damian delves into the cultural shifts within the tech industry, from traditional office setups to innovative, collaborative spaces, reflecting on how these changes foster a more engaging and productive work environment. He and Steven discuss the critical role of mentorship in career development, emphasising the importance of building a supportive network for both personal and professional growth.

Highlighting the challenges posed by rapid technological advancements and the remote work trend, Damian offers sage advice to the next generation of technologists. He advocates for passion-driven work, continuous learning, and the cultivation of a broad professional network to navigate the complexities of the tech industry successfully.

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