Paola talks about modeling, acting, and why she decided to become a technologist. Cecil asks Paola why she decided to investigate WordPress. Paola talks about her desire to be a front end developer and how she’s looking into a formal program. Paola asks the guys how they got started in technology. Richie asks Paola what’s it like to be in a session where you have no background in the topic. Richie talks about the challenges of hiring young developers, his internship with Walt Disney World, and a new hire gone wrong. Paola talks about her desire to continue to model and code.


Juan Night Stand Short Film
WordCamp Miami
Code Academy


Paola_Valiente_BioPaola Valiente was born and raised in Corozal, Puerto Rico. As an actress she’s worked in commercials for Minute Maid and Puerto Rican Lottery. She co-starred with Braulio Castillo, Jr. in a short film called Juan Night Stand (2013) which got to the Short Film Corner of the Cannes Film Festival in France. Her experience in modeling includes national campaigns, fashion editorials, and runways. Paola now lives in Miami where she has taken a new adventure, learning to code. You can find her on Twitter at @PaoPaoDaily or on the web at

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One comment on “Episode 11: Paola Valiente on Modeling and Coding

  1. Hey Now Richie & Cecil;

    Good podcast with Paola Valiente. Interesting story how she is working with wordpress and learning more. I really liked the Commodore 64 story too. Thanks for the info!

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