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What is The Collab Lab?

Curious about what The Collab Lab is?

Here's the TL;DR

The Collab Lab increases access to web development jobs for early-career developers and, in particular, people in under-represented groups in tech by providing experiential skills training in software team collaboration and career management.

I sat down with Stacie Taylor to dive deeper into all things Collab Lab.

transcription from the podcast short:

The collab lab really gives you that kinda experience so that you can talk about, you know, when an interviewer is like, Tell us about a time you had to give somebody feedback.

You're like, Yeah, I was working on a team of developers, and here's a very realistic time when that happens. So it's kind of like giving your first job in a very safe, comfortable space so that you can take those insights into the job search and really impress people.

– Stacie Taylor, Engineering Team Lead at Zapier, Co-founder & mentor at The Collab Lab

We also discussed her origin story and we even talked about career advice. Thanks for the great conversation Stacie!

Here's the full podcast episode. Now go listen to it on that walk or run. 😎

The Collab Lab with Stacie Taylor

Nick Taylor is joined by Stacie Taylor, Engineering Team Lead at Zapier and Co-founder at The Collab Lab. Nick and Stacie discuss The Collab Lab, career advice, Stacie's origin story, and all kinds of fun tangents as well.Note: This interview was ...

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Michael Tharrington (he/him)

This is awesome!!

Also, I love the Nick's Cuts pic β€” llama with a knife, haha.

Also, digging the name The Collab Lab. At my previous job, we had an internal knowledge sharing community that we all named together during an all hands. I proposed the goofy name Collaboratory and that stuck, haha! I think Collab Lab is a bit less goofy and just as fun.

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Nick Taylor

For the logo, it's actually an alpaca. I use it on my stream and my website so I made a quick 2 minute logo with it.

Yeah, The Collab Lab is a great name. 😎

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