From Waiting Tables to Writing Code with Chandra Lama


Swerver Sessions Episode 2: From Waiting Tables to Writing Code


Chandra Lama was a fine dining food server at the top of his game who had to rethink his career once COVID closed down table service in the two restaurants where we was waiting tables. Our 30 minute conversation touched on the pressures of losing an income while supporting a family in one of the most expensive areas in the country, the process of reinventing ourselves professionally, and the things we both miss most about working in restaurants (spoiler alert: neither one of us plans on going back anytime soon).

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I enjoyed our conversation, Chandra, and am already planning our next one in a few months after you graduate from Flatiron School. All the best to you as you navigate this transition.


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