Origin Stories #12 - Kaya Thomas - iOS @ Calm

iOS Dev Discussions - Sean Allen

By Sean Allen

Origin Stories #12 - Kaya Thomas - iOS @ Calm

In this episode of Origin Stories I speak with Kaya Thomas, iOS Engineer at the mindfulness app, Calm. I got to meet Kaya in person a few weeks ago when we both gave talks at iOSCon 2019 in London. In this story we get to hear about how Kaya discovered coding while editing MySpace pages back in the day, which led to her trying out a intro to programming class in college. Her amazing networking led to some key internships at Intuit and Apple, and she ultimately landed her first iOS developer job at Slack here in San Francisco.

Origin Stories is a series of interviews with iOS developers from the community where we discuss how they got their start in this industry. We discuss how they first became interested in code, what resources they used to learn, how they got their first job and much more.


Kaya's Twitter:

https://twitter.com/kthomas901

Kaya's website:

https://kayathomas.info


Link to my book - How I Became an iOS Developer:

https://gumroad.com/l/sean-allen-origin 

Books, hoodies and goodies: 

https://seanallen.co/store

If you're enjoying this podcast, I have another one called Swift Over Coffee w/ Paul Hudson of Hacking with Swift:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/swift-over-coffee/id1435076502?mt=2

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Book and learning recommendations (Affiliate Links):

Ray Wenderlich Books:

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Ray Wenderlich Video Tutorials:

https://store.raywenderlich.com/a/20866/link/24

Paul Hudson's Hacking With Swift: 

https://gumroad.com/a/762098803

Learn Advanced Swift Here: 

https://gumroad.com/a/656585843

My Developer & YouTube Setup: 

https://www.amazon.com/shop/seanallen

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Origin Stories #12 - Kaya Thomas - iOS @ Calm
Origin Stories #12 - Kaya Thomas - iOS @ Calm
iOS Dev Discussions - Sean Allen