The Coder Career
#63 - Lee Jones | International Rugby Player Turned Coder
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In this episode of The Coder Career, host Cameron Blackwood sits down with Lee Jones, a former Scotland international rugby player turned software engineer. They dive into Lee's unique journey of retraining from a professional athlete to a software engineer.
Lee shares his story of how he discovered his passion for coding during his rugby career, and how he decided to pursue it full-time after retiring from the sport. He discusses the challenges he faced during his transition, including the learning curve and the adjustments required in his daily routine.
As they delve into the intersection of sports and software, Lee shares his insights on the role that technology plays in professional rugby, from tracking player performance to enhancing fan experiences. He also discusses the potential for technology to transform the sport in the future.
Finally, Lee talks about his current role as a software engineer and the projects he's been working on. He shares his thoughts on the importance of continuous learning and the transferable skills he gained from his rugby career.
Whether you're a sports fan, a coding enthusiast, or someone looking to make a career change, this episode is sure to inspire and motivate. Tune in to learn more about Lee Jones' journey from the rugby field to the coding world.
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