• @micheleong
  • Creator • Technologist • Developer • Host/producer of STEAM Powered
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  • Perth, Australia
Freelance application and web dev by day, YouTube/podcast host of STEAM Powered also by day. Vurbl ambassador for science.

Lifelong tinkerer and passionate about STEAM and the #WomenInSTEM.
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May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022
This week on Episode 43 of STEAM Powered, we speak with Dr Nicole Tschierske, Coach, Facilitator, and Change Manager. 

Dr Nicole Tschierske is a scientist and positive psychology coach who helps experts and teams in STEM do better work.

Nicole works with her clients improve their collaboration and communication skills so their work gets the momentum and recognition it deserves. She also helps construct ways of working that reduce stress, increase motivation and engagement, and deliver results.

Nicole lives in Hamburg, Germany, holds a PhD in chemistry and is trained in coaching, positive psychology, change management, and advanced problem-solving.

When she’s not buried in research papers and books you can find her taking long hikes in the German countryside or mesmerised by Mary Poppins on the screen. 

In our conversation, we talk about Nicole's STEM journey, sustainable mental health in the workplace, and how we can do better work. 

Watch this episode on YouTube. Listen to it on Vurbl, Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, or RSS.

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May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022
Happy birthday to us!

2 years, 43 amazing guests sharing incredible stories of Women in STEAM.

Thank you to all our guests and listeners who have made this project of mine such a joy to create.

For Reasons(TM), e44 will drop this week instead.

Find us at: https://steampoweredshow.com/

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Apr 17, 2022
Apr 17, 2022
This week on Episode 42 of STEAM Powered, we speak with Jocelyn James, Engineering Manager. 

Jocelyn James is an engineering manager whose previous careers have included teaching, refugee services, and mental health research. As a disabled woman with a background in human rights, Jocelyn is passionate about inclusivity in engineering and ensuring that those with non-traditional routes into the field are not only included but celebrated. 

Jocelyn lives in Manhattan with her 12-year-old Italian greyhound Florence, who rules the household despite not contributing to rent. 

In our conversation, we talk about Jocelyn's indirect path to software engineering, improving the tech interview experience, and how remote work promotes inclusivity. 

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Apr 02, 2022
Apr 02, 2022
This week on Episode 41 of STEAM Powered, we speak with Rachel Lee Nabors, Technical Program Manager Leading Developer Education. 

Rachel Lee Nabors has worked in the web development industry for over a decade, working on web animations APIs and tooling with Mozilla, Firefox and the W3C; and working on browsers at Microsoft; and spearheading developer education on React and React Native teams at Meta. They are currently Technical Program Manager leading developer education on AWS Amplify.

In our conversation, we talk about developer education and preparing for your next role. 

Watch this episode on YouTube. Listen to it on Vurbl, Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, or RSS.

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Mar 18, 2022
Mar 18, 2022
Some thoughts about what this freelance dev thing actually involves other than being a code-monkey who sits around in PJs all day.

https://micheleong.substack.com/p/musings-8-what-do-you-do-exactly
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Mar 08, 2022
Mar 08, 2022
This week on Episode 40 of STEAM Powered, we speak with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, Founder and CEO of Tech Girls Movement Foundation. 

Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen OAM is a futurist who believes existing structures in the technology industry must change in order to serve tomorrow's digital landscape, and that our children's future job prospects depend on it. Her focus is on leadership, innovation, and education to champion Australian tech entrepreneurship, and address the necessary rebalancing of gender roles within the traditionally male-dominated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) space.

In her highly illuminating presentations, Dr Beekhuyzen discusses her vision for Australia's future in technology, including the changes that will prove critical in helping leaders break traditional approaches that currently hold us back. More importantly, she proposes practical solutions that can mobilise a new generation of leaders and innovators who are committed to solving real-world problems with technology. 

In our conversation, we talk about the Foundation, cultivating an interest in STEMM, and teaching young girls life skills through entrepreneurship. 

Watch this episode on YouTube. Listen to it on Vurbl, Spotify, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic, or RSS.

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