Nov. 22, 2020

Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020 - “Le Wagon is focused primarily on entrepreneurs”

I got to talk with some coding bootcamp graduates that graduated from Le Wagon, a highly rated coding bootcamp on Course Report. This one was very interesting, especially given that the classes are hosted primarily out of the United States. Up until now, I've focused on coding bootcamps that resided mainly in the US. Also, this coding bootcamp redefined what a full-stack developer can truly be, which REALLY made me re-think a couple of things. If me butchering a french name for an hour straight…

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Nov. 16, 2020

Why and How Developers Can Learn More About UX, Accessibility, and Design

I'm a full-stack developer that is terrible with design, and I'm slowly learning more about UX and accessibility each year. I can't tell you how valuable it's been to start dipping my toes in the UX world, and how much of a better developer it's made me. So, I invited 3 people with UX/design backgrounds to talk about why it's important for developers to at least get comfortable with the fundamentals and the steps you can take to start getting more knowledgeable in these areas.

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Nov. 8, 2020

3 VPs Of Engineering Share Advice For Developers

I initially invited 3 VPs of Engineering on to talk about how to improve software engineer retention on teams. Ultimately, they ended up sharing great advice for developers wanting to grow. We also dove into hot topics like the pros and cons of white board interviews; WFH policies during COVID-19; and requests for salary raises. I really think this was a great podcast episode that has tons of useful advice for developers trying to grow. Let me know what you think!

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Nov. 2, 2020

Thinkful Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited 3 graduates on to talk about their experience at Thinkful. We dove into the application process, curriculum, instructors, and job assistance. One thing that was really surprising to hear was the extremely high dropout rate (76%) in Gage's cohort. We definitely covered the good and the bad for this coding bootcamp.

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Oct. 23, 2020

Devmountain Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited a few Devmountain graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. It sounds like they ended up moving basecamp so that students didn't have any pre-work going into the bootcamp. This brings a variety of skill levels into a coding bootcamp. Was this a good idea for Devmountain? You better believe I dove further into this topic.

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Oct. 21, 2020

App Academy Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited a few App Academy graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. We dove into some really interesting tangents that I absolutely loved. For example, are some coding bootcamps predatory? If so, what does that look like?

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Oct. 12, 2020

Flatiron Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited a few Flatiron graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers.

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Oct. 7, 2020

Hack Reactor Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited a few Hack Reactor graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers.

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Sept. 28, 2020

Coding Dojo Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited Coding Dojo graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers.

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Sept. 21, 2020

Roadmap To Becoming A Backend Developer

Everyone wants to know the perfect roadmap to becoming a backend developer. In this web development podcast episode, I invited on a senior software engineer, and I think we came up with something very close to that. Nick laid out a thoughtful, step by step roadmap to becoming a backend developer. If he had to become a backend developer all over again, this is exactly how he would do it.

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