Sara Gibbons talks with us about empire building, helping motivate others in a positive direction, working to make space for others, and the idea of sponsorship to empower and build into those around you.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 233,
  title: 'Just a Girl Building an Empire',
  topics: [ 
    'tech', 'empire', 'engineering'
  guest: 'Sara Gibbons'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Ward Bell', 'Dan Wahlin'

Recording date: April 27, 2023

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Sara Gibbons @saragibby

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  • AG Grid


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  • 00:25 Welcome
  • 01:33 Guest introduction
  • 03:31 What is empire building?
  • 06:20 What have you built along your journey?
  • 11:05 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 12:05 What tech stack did you use for your last few projects?
  • 20:47 Helping motivate others to push ahead
  • 22:51 Working to change things in a positive way
  • 30:17 Sponsor: Narwhal
  • 30:54 Sponsorship as a way to help people
  • 36:55 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.