May 10, 2021

Coding Bootcamp Research Tips and Questions to Ask (with LearningFuze)

I invited on TJ Kinion, the Program Manager / Career Services Director of LearningFuze to talk about what kinds of things to look for in a coding bootcamp to make sure you have all of the support you need to be successful. In a previous video, I invited on a few coding bootcamp graduates to talk about their experiences at LearningFuze. We talked about the pros and cons of the coding bootcamp. One pro that caught my attention was how the guests seemed to really feel supported. Especially during …

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May 3, 2021

UT Austin Coding Bootcamp (Trilogy) Review

I invited on 3 graduates from the coding bootcamp that the The University of Texas at Austin offers. We dove into the pros and cons of this coding bootcamp that's partnered with Trilogy. I've heard of a lot of concerns with anything linked to Trilogy, but you be the judge of that. After watching this episode, let me know what you think. Host/Guests: Don Hansen - Reeka Maharaj - DeAnna Martinez - https://www.lin…

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April 26, 2021

Front End Mock Technical Interview | JavaScript, CSS, React, and Algorithms

Want to know what a legitimate frontend developer interview is really like? I invited on a developer that had originally interviewed me for my second software engineering position. He interviewed a brave soul from our community that's currently trying to get his first position as a developer. Dan started out with questions to test his knowledge with JavaScript & CSS; moved into the algorithm & JavaScript fundamental portion; and then wrapped up with a React project. I think this interview turne…

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April 16, 2021

Udacity Front End Web Developer Nanodegree Review in 2020

I invited 3 graduates from Udacity's Front End Web Developer Nanodegree. Nanodegree's are typically more affordable programs compared to coding bootcamps. The real question is, are they enough? At the very least, we dove into this episode with that question in mind. Let me know what you think. What's your opinion of nanodegrees? Host/Guests: Don Hansen - Louis Steimel - Patrick Cayer -…

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April 12, 2021

Codesmith Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

I invited Zac, a graduate from the coding bootcamp, Codesmith, to come onto the podcast and share his experience. Codesmith was one of my most requested coding bootcamp reviews, ultimately because it had rumors going around, such as only producing mid-senior level developers. We got to the bottom of that, and what he ended up sharing might surprise you. I hope you enjoy! Host/Guest: Don Hansen - Zac Haluza - -------…

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April 5, 2021

Perpetual Education - A Design Focused Coding Bootcamp?

This isn't your typical coding bootcamp. In fact, I invited on Derek, the CEO of Perpetual Education, just to clarify what he was offering. To be honest, when he initially reached out to me, I was intrigued by the way he advertises the coding bootcamp. It felt design heavy, and seemed to have an entirely different perspective on what a software engineer actually is. This isn't your typical coding bootcamp, and it might not even be for you, but I think it's worth listening to his philosophy on t…

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March 29, 2021

Treehouse Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Review

Last week, I invited on 3 graduates to review Treehouse's front end techdegree. This week, I invited on 3 more graduates to review their full stack JavaScript techdegree. We dove into what they learned, portfolio projects, peer reviews, and constructive criticism for the program. If any of this resonates with your experience or left you questioning whether or not you'd consider this program, let me know. Host/Guests: Don Hansen - Aaron Billings - http…

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March 22, 2021

Treehouse Front End Web Development Techdegree Review

I invited on 3 graduates to share their experience with Treehouse's Front End Web Development Techdegree. In my opinion, Treehouse was always great at teaching the fundamentals. We dove into this in great detail. An important question came up though - does it do a good job at teaching more than just the basics and prepare graduates for professional developer positions? We talked about this as well. Enjoy! Host/Guests: Don Hansen - Clinton Hays - https…

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March 15, 2021

Lambda School Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

I invited 3 Lambda School graduates on to talk about their experience at the coding bootcamp. They shared their experiences with the application process, curriculum, instructors, and career services. Lambda School has had quite a bit of controversy in previous reviews. Of course I brought that up in this podcast episode so that these students could either validate or reject some of the things that's been previously mentioned in reviews, reddit posts, etc. Host/Guests: Don Hansen - https://www.l…

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March 8, 2021

freeCodeCamp Review - Does the price match the value provided?

freeCodeCamp is a free online educational program for all aspiring developers. What I really wanted to get down to are 2 things. 1) What value does it provide? 2) Where does it fall short? We definitely answered both of those questions, and much more. As a bonus, there's tons of advice for aspiring developers packed into this episode - especially for those that don't have a lot of money to spend on things like coding bootcamps and CS degrees. Enjoy! Hosts/Guests: Zachary Simonton - https://www.…

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