Written By Esco Obong (@escobyte on Twitter), Senior Software Engineer @Airbnb, Founder of Algorythm study group on Facebook and Black Software Engineers Career Support Group on LinkedIn.

This was me in 2015 ☠️. A startup I had joined as “founding employee” after we raised a $500k seed round from a prototype was shut down six months later and we were looking for new roles. I secured an interview with Codecademy through a referral from one of the startup founders (also GIPHY but I wasn’t interested for some reason. Since then they sold to Facebook 🤦)

On the phone with Codecademy…

Esco Obong

Senior Software Engineer @Airbnb

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