Self-Taught Coder to Entrepreneur

By Rob Bowley

On this episode of Code Bytes, Stephen is joined by Rob Bowley, Strategic Technology Advisor.

Rob takes us on a captivating journey through his career. From self-taught coder to startup enthusiast, Rob shares valuable insights on the evolving market landscape.

As a passionate coach and mentor, Rob defines good mentorship and emphasises the importance of creating safe spaces for growth. He discusses the challenges faced, including keeping up with tech trends and transitioning between startups and larger organisations.

Rob's advice for aspiring leaders encompasses seeking mentors, embracing mistakes and building resilience. He addresses industry challenges like the skills gap and advocates for apprenticeships and inclusivity.

Discover Rob's insights on identifying exceptional talent, fostering collaboration and promoting transparency for unlocking employees' potential in this episode.


About Code Bytes

Code Bytes, hosted by Stephen Turkington, Co-Founder of Search 5.0, is your go-to source for exclusive insights into excelling in the software engineering space.

Embark on a journey with us as we interview industry thought leaders, tracing their exceptional careers and marketplace impact. 

Guests are typically leaders within the software engineering domain, offering invaluable wisdom and perspective to our listeners. Join us as we delve deep into what it takes to thrive in this dynamic field and stay ahead of the curve.

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