Podcast

How A Self Taught Developer Became A Freelance Developer (Digital Nomad)

Nov. 23, 2022

I invited on a successful self-taught developer to share how he became not only a freelance developer, but a nomad as well. It’s rare to hear real success stories like this, especially ones that allow developers to achieve t…

Future Web3 Opportunities For Developers | Fighting Censorship With Web3

Nov. 13, 2022

Brennan, founder of Kiwi (a decentralized database), shared some really interesting insights into decentralized technology and the future of Web3. Inspired to learn more about Web3 after his friend escaped China (and recentl…

Why Not Become An API Developer? (Tips For Aspiring Developers)

Oct. 24, 2022

There are so many aspiring backend developers that believe that it's IMPOSSIBLE to land a backend role as their first position. It's just not true. This episode aims to provide support, but also realistic expectations of the…

How To Guarantee Success In A Coding Bootcamp

Oct. 17, 2022

Once you’ve been accepted into a coding bootcamp and have an official start date, this video is for you. A lot of people worry that they won’t be able to make the most out of their experience. I get the concern, given that t…

How Not To Get Fired From Your First Developer Job

Oct. 10, 2022

Are you wondering what your first day will be like when you finally land your first developer position? I was scared. I thought I’d get fired and found out as a fraud. In this podcast episode, I shared what it was like for m…

Code Platoon Coding Bootcamp Review (FullStack)

Oct. 3, 2022

I invited on 3 coding bootcamp graduates to give their honest experience with Code Platoon's full-stack web development program. They focus on helping veterans and their spouses. While I love this mission, that doesn't neces…

Did Your Coding Bootcamp Suck? Here's What You Should Do.

Sept. 19, 2022

Coding bootcamps are definitely the best bang for your buck when it comes to landing your first developer role, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of programs that prioritize profit over your success. For those that ha…

Top 5 Things To Look For In A Quality Coding Bootcamp

Sept. 12, 2022

MANY coding bootcamps continue to squeeze out as much profit as possible. We've seen that get exponentially worse during the pandemic as their pool of students opened up with everything being remote. I appreciate those who t…

SEO Tips For Aspiring Frontend Developers

Sept. 5, 2022

I finally got to pick the brain of an SEO specialist. I decided to host this podcast episode because having extra knowledge about SEO, content, and accessibility can help you stand out as an aspiring frontend developer. It h…

How To Become A DevOps Engineer (And What The Job Is Like)

Aug. 29, 2022

Are you interested in becoming a DevOps Engineer? It's hard to solidify exactly what DevOps is and how to get into it, so I brought on a Senior DevOps Engineer to teach me more about it. As you'll learn, there's quite a vari…

Should Aspiring Developers Be Worried About The Recession?

Aug. 22, 2022

One of the most common questions I’ve been asked recently is “What do you think about becoming a developer during this recession?” Here’s my honest opinion about the situation for aspiring developers. I legitimately just hit…

Mistakes That Prevent Self-taught Developers From Landing A Job

Aug. 15, 2022

If you are struggling as a self-taught developer or just want to increase the chances that you'll land a developer job with this path, this podcast episode is for you. Unfortunately, most self-taught developers give up befor…

Nucamp Coding Bootcamp Review In 2022

Aug. 1, 2022

Should you go to the coding bootcamp, Nucamp, in 2022? I brought 2 recent graduates and 1 person that just completed the backend program to help you answer that question. As usual, this is a no-BS review of the program. They…

How To Escape Tutorial Hell (For Developers)

July 27, 2022

Have you ever finished a developer course, went to try and use what you learned to build something, and felt like you completely forgot everything you just learned? This is much more common than you think. Most importantly, …

What I Loved And Hated About Being A Developer

July 25, 2022

In this podcast episode, I shared my unfiltered experience of what being a developer has been like - emphasis on “unfiltered”. You’ve been warned. --------------------------------------------------- 🤝 Join our junior friend…

Linkedin Tips For Aspiring Developers

July 20, 2022

LINKEDIN! It’s such an important social platform for aspiring developers, and quite the controversial one as well. Some people love it. Some people hate it. I think most developers actually use Linkedin very ineffectively. I…

Are Coding Interviews ACTUALLY Broken?

July 18, 2022

People are FRUSTRATED with the current state of coding interviews. Down with data structures and algorithm interviews! Why am I being tested ON THE SPOT in the interview, only to have my anxiety spike? Do hiring managers eve…

Treat Your Web Development Portfolio Projects Like Products | Landing Page Tips

July 13, 2022

Whether you’re an aspiring developer building out portfolio projects, or a software engineer building out their website or app in hopes to get users, an effective landing page will go A LONG WAY in helping convince users tha…

How To Become A No-code Developer (And Get Paid)

July 11, 2022

Not many people realize this, but no-code and low-code apps are quite sophisticated now. You can create both web and mobile apps with little to no code. I brought on a no-code developer to share his journey in this field. We…

How To Become a Blockchain Developer in 2022 | Web3 & Decentralization

July 4, 2022

Blockchain. Web3. Decentralization. What does it all mean!? I'm still figuring that out and getting more comfortable with it all. I'm especially interested in learning about what opportunities exist for aspiring developers a…

How To Become A Software Engineer In Test (SDET) In 2022

June 22, 2022

I invited on a software engineer in test to talk about both what his job is like and how to actually become one. We ended up diving into so much more - different types of testers, certifications, programming languages, testi…

How To Become A Developer Relations Engineer

June 20, 2022

Ways to Change the Workplace with Prina Shah + Guests For those who stand against crappy work cultures, lousy leaders and toxic teams! Listen on: Apple Podcasts Spotify

How To Become A Wordpress Developer (Self-taught)

June 15, 2022

Ever wonder what it's like to be a WordPress developer or even how to become one? I invited one onto the podcast to share his journey and tons of great tips for aspiring developers that want to follow the same path. The best…

How To Become A Developer Advocate | A Developer Advocate From Stripe Breaks It Down

June 13, 2022

Do you enjoy creating content or even just have an interest in understanding users who use a product? Especially if you have coding knowledge, have you ever considered a developer advocate role? I brought on Mike, a develope…