DonTheDeveloper

DonTheDeveloper

Helping aspiring developers get jobs and junior developers grow. Raw and unfiltered conversation with industry professionals that dives deep into how developers can find success and growth in their careers.

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Jan. 17, 2022

Should You Go To Hack Reactor In 2022? (3 REAL Reviews)

It's been a while since I've reviewed Hack Reactor. I've received some concerns about the quality since they were bought out by G…

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Jan. 10, 2022

Entry Level Backend Mock Technical Interview (Python / 2022)

I brought on a VP of Engineering to do a mock interview with an aspiring backend web developer. Kudos to Eric for having the conf…

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Dec. 21, 2021

Eleven Fifty Academy Review

I invited on 3 graduates to review their experience with the coding bootcamp, Eleven Fifty Academy. The variety of skill levels t…

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Dec. 20, 2021

Lambda School Review in 2021 (BloomTech)

I invited on 5 graduates from Lambda School, now known as Bloom Institute of Technology. They all graduated in 2021; went through…

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Dec. 13, 2021

Lambda School and The Future of Coding Bootcamps (with Vincent Woo, F…

I decided to bring on Vincent Woo, founder of Coderpad, who also published a couple of research articles around some questionable…

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Dec. 6, 2021

Welding to Self-taught Developer (Here's how he did it)

I want to share Thomas's story with self-taught developers out there who are currently struggling to become professional develope…

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Nov. 23, 2021

Self Taught To Professional Frontend Developer (John's Journey of Lea…

I brought on a successful self-taught developer to share the ups and downs of his journey of learning how to code. He shared so m…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Senior Software Engineer Mock Technical Interview (Coding/Algorithms …

Many of you wanted to see what a senior technical interview looked like for software engineers. You asked, and thanks to Sophie a…

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Nov. 11, 2021

How a Veteran Became a Software Engineer (Advice For Veterans Getting…

If you or someone you know is a veteran that's trying to become a developer, or even break into tech, this episode is for you. Se…

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Nov. 8, 2021

TrueCoders Review (Software Engineering and Web Development)

In this web development podcast episode, I invited on 3 graduates from TrueCoders. We got past any marketing fluff that you could…

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Nov. 1, 2021

Should You Participate In a Hackathon as an Aspiring Developer?

I think a lot of aspiring developers eventually get the advice that they should participate in a hackathon to help them grow and …

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Oct. 25, 2021

She Got Hired By Building a Pokemon App!? (Jessica's Developer Job Se…

Jessica just landed her first developer role. I invited her on to share her job search journey. We dove into the frustrating part…

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