Episodes

September 13, 2021

Is a Coding Bootcamp Right For You? | How Aspiring Developers Sabotage Themselves In Finding A Job

We went into depth answering 3 simple questions for aspiring developers. How do you decide if becoming a developer is right for you? How do you decide if a coding bootcamp is right for you? What are aspiring developers doing ...

September 06, 2021

Woz U Coding Bootcamp Review | Software Developer Program

Where to start.. We dove into so many great conversations around the curriculum, staff, and the most interesting part of their experiences - the group projects.. It sounds like many students had vastly different skill levels ...

August 30, 2021

How Developers Can Build a Product That Sells | Advice From UX and Product Leaders

I can't emphasize enough how valuable software engineers are. When I polled my community, 91% of you said that you would love to build a side project that made you additional income or even replaced your full-time job. Someti...

August 23, 2021

Unpaid Internship To Full Time Developer | Nikki’s Job Search Journey

The last time I had Nikki on my podcast, she had graduated a coding bootcamp and was working at an unpaid internship. I decided to bring her back on and see how her job search journey has been going. Spoiler: She just started...

August 16, 2021

Should You LIE on Your Resume!? | Advice For Aspiring Developers

There's SO much conflicting advice out there around how to best and accurately represent your skills and projects as a junior developer. I brought on an old boss of mine who lost count of the number of resumes he's reviewed a...

August 09, 2021

Kenzie Academy Software Engineering Review (Main program and Amazon)

I invited on 3 graduates from Kenzie Academy to share their honest and unfiltered reviews of the coding school. Honestly, I feel like this was one of the realest episodes I've done. I didn't have to get past any marketing lay...

August 03, 2021

Practicum by Yandex Coding Bootcamp Review (Russian & English programs)

I brought on 2 graduates to review the coding bootcamp Practicum by Yandex. As always, this podcast is focused on getting past the marketing fluff of each program and letting you hear real, in-depth reviews from graduates. We...

July 24, 2021

Turing School of Software & Design Review

I invited 3 graduates on to review Turing, a software engineering program. These reviews are honest, no-BS, reviews meant to get past the marketing that each coding school puts out there. All 3 went through the front end trac...

July 19, 2021

Rithm School Coding Bootcamp Review

I invited 3 graduates on to review the coding bootcamp, Rithm School. These reviews are honest, no-BS, reviews meant to get past the marketing that each coding bootcamp puts out there. We dove into the pros and cons of the pr...

July 12, 2021

Tech Elevator Coding Bootcamp Review (.NET)

I invited 3 graduates from Tech Elevator's .NET program to share their experiences with the coding bootcamp. We dove into the curriculum, interview process, aptitude test, instructors, the pathway program, and of course all o...

July 05, 2021

SheCodes Review (Basics, Plus, React, and Responsive)

I invited 3 women on that had completed SheCode's workshops. Diamond completed Basics. Wanyoung completed Basics, Plus, and React. Emily completed all 4 - Basics, Plus, React, and Responsive. With all 3 guests, I was able to ...

June 28, 2021

We Finished The 30 Day Coding Challenge!

I hosted a 30 day coding challenge a while back to get aspiring developers that were stuck in tutorial hell to finally focus more on project work. 14 people signed up. 3 + myself made it all of the way through with a project....

June 21, 2021

Lighthouse Labs Coding Bootcamp Review

I invited 4 graduates on from a Canadian based coding bootcamp to share their experiences with the program. It's a Ruby based program. Enjoy! Don Hansen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donthedeveloper Josh Bawtinheimer - https:...

June 14, 2021

Coder Foundry Coding Bootcamp Review (In-person and Remote)

I invited a couple of graduates on to talk about their experiences at the coding bootcamp, Coder Foundry. Mark went through the in-person program while Anthony went through the remote program. We lucked out, because they clea...

May 22, 2021

Software Engineers Sharing Their Favorite Libraries and Frameworks

I invited on some previous podcast guests, and we just talked about some of our favorite libraries that we wanted to share, as well as the personal projects we've recently worked on. See if you can count the number of librari...

May 17, 2021

Launch School Review (Core and Capstone)

I invited on 3 graduates from Launch School. 2 of them went through the core program, and 1 of them also went through the capstone program. So, we got a variety of experiences. It was really interesting to hear that the curri...

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...

May 03, 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 a...