March 1, 2021

Career Foundry Coding Bootcamp Review

I invited 3 Career Foundry graduates on to talk about their experience at the coding bootcamp. It's a self-paced program. While they don't have instructors, it sounds like they have mentors and tutors to help you along the way. This is another coding bootcamp that offers a "job guarantee". We read some of the requirements they impose on students in order for the coding bootcamp to have to honor the job guarantee - completely unrealistic expectations.. Also, see you if you can find the easter eg…

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Feb. 22, 2021

Devmountain iOS Coding Bootcamp Review

I invited 3 Devmountain graduates on to talk about their experience with the iOS program at the coding bootcamp. It sounds like they prefer hiring former students rather than developers with real experience, which is an interesting choice. What I really loved about this episode was that everyone really shared some nose to the ground and just grind stories that I think will be inspirational for many people. Guests: Perez Willie-Nwobu - https://www.linkedin.com/in/perez-willie-nwobu-240b5b116 Jak…

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Feb. 15, 2021

Computer Science Degrees Are Becoming Obsolete For Software Engineers

In this web development podcast episode, I made the statement that within 5 years, under 50% of junior software engineers will have a Computer Science degree. Software engineering is a field that updates too quickly for college curriculums to keep up with at a fast pace, which is often why they're outdated. They put students in a massive amount of debt without any guarantee of a job. Alternative paths such as coding bootcamps and self-paced online programs are on the rise, and rightfully so. Wi…

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Feb. 4, 2021

Springboard Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

I invited 3 Springboard graduates on to talk about their experience at the coding bootcamp. If I'm not mistaken, this is one of the longest coding bootcamps I've reviewed so far. It sounds like they don't have instructors. It's certainly an interesting way to structure a coding bootcamp to say the least. Most importantly, I'm very concerned about how much of a guarantee their "job guarantee" actually is. What graduates shared with me is a red flag in my eyes. Hopefully this gives you some insig…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Interviewing the CEO of Nucamp Coding Bootcamp

I invited on Nucamp’s CEO, Ludo, to address much of the feedback from my previous video where I brought on 3 graduates to share their experiences at Nucamp. Given that it’s such a cheap coding bootcamp, we dove into many of the tradeoffs he chose to make when forming Nucamp. I think this is an interesting window into a coding bootcamp CEO's philosophy on curating and managing a coding bootcamp. Previous episode where 3 graduates reviewed Nucamp: https://www.buzzsprout.com/948958/6757864 -------…

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Jan. 25, 2021

LearningFuze Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

I invited 3 LearningFuze graduates on to talk about their experience at the coding bootcamp. While they advertise as fullstack it feels geared for frontend. Also, we dove into a couple of rants about in-person vs remote experiences and how most fullstack developers are not really fullstack developers.. Enjoy! Guests: Kevin Tolentino - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinstolentino Jerry Ong - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerryong89 Michael Poole - https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-j-poole -------…

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Jan. 19, 2021

Brainstation Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

I invited 3 graduates on to talk about their experience at Brainstation (coding bootcamp). With Jessica’s pro Linkedin tips, Nikki’s insight into unpaid internships, and Kate’s attempt to demonetize my video to keep us on our toes, I think this episode ended up turning out really well. Let me know what you think. Guests: Jessica Kwok - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-kwok Nikki Noriega - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nikki-noriega Katelin Cook - https://www.linkedin.com/in/katelin-cook ------…

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Jan. 17, 2021

Fullstack Academy Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

I finally got to invite 3 graduates on to give me an update on what their recent Fullstack Academy experience has been like. As many of you know, I graduated from FSA years ago, so I was REALLY excited to get to hear what they've been up to. With being acquired and forced to go fully remote, it sounds like there have been some challenges. In this episode, we dive into all of it - the good and the bad. Guests: Niko Sward - https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsward Kali - https://www.linkedin.com/in/kal…

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Jan. 14, 2021

Code Fellows Coding Bootcamp Review - "A Holistic Experience"

I invited 3 graduates on to talk about their experience at Code Fellows. This coding bootcamp is unique in that it breaks its curriculum up into modules and even allows you to choose your own path to learn the tech stack that you want to learn. It felt like this one really focused on producing resourceful developers. What do you think? Guests: Chris Ball - https://www.linkedin.com/in/ball Adrienne Easton - https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrienne-easton Gwendolyn Buchthal - https://www.linkedin.com…

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Jan. 12, 2021

How To Become a Self-taught Developer (Advice and Stories From Actual Self-taught Developers)

I invited 3 self-taught developers on to talk about their journeys of becoming professional developers and share advice on how you can follow the same path. At a time where opportunities are limited due to the pandemic, we need all options on the table more than ever. If you believe that the only way to become a professional developer is to invest in a college degree or coding bootcamp, why not listen to a few developers who carved out their own path? Guests: Aaron Billings - https://www.linked…

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