Podcast

How To Become A Mobile Developer (Coding Bootcamp AND Self-taught Advice)

May 2, 2022

I've had several people ask me how they could become a mobile developer so I invited on Dave, an iOS Developer, to share his journey. While he attended a coding bootcamp, he also laid out a plan for how he would go about it …

Dealing With Imposter Syndrome In Tech (I Don't Have Good News For You...)

April 25, 2022

IMPOSTER SYNDROME is everywhere. You cannot hide from it. You will experience it at some point. I invited on a few people to talk through some of their own experiences with imposter syndrome as they were trying to become dev…

Coding Dojo Coding Bootcamp Review (Should You Go There in 2022?)

April 18, 2022

I invited on 3 graduates from the coding bootcamp Coding Dojo to share their experience with the software engineering program. As usual, my goal is to get past the marketing BS and hear the REAL experiences of graduates. We …

Coding Temple Coding Bootcamp Review

April 11, 2022

I invited on 3 graduates from the coding bootcamp Coding Temple to share their experience with the software engineering program. As usual, my goal is to get past the marketing BS and hear the REAL experiences of graduates. W…

DigitalCrafts Web Development Coding Bootcamp Review

April 4, 2022

I invited on 3 graduates from the coding bootcamp DigitalCrafts to share their experience with the web development program. As usual, my goal is to get past the marketing BS and hear the REAL experiences of graduates. We dov…

Fullstack Academy Review (Should You Go There in 2022?)

March 24, 2022

I just hosted a recent review of Fullstack Academy and invited on 3 REAL graduates to share their REAL experiences. As usual, this is free of BS and marketing fluff. I hope this helps in deciding if this program is right for…

App Academy Coding Bootcamp Review (Should You Go There in 2022?)

March 14, 2022

I invited on 3 recent graduates of App Academy to share their experiences. These types of review episodes are aimed at getting past the marketing fluff of each coding bootcamp, and diving into real, authentic experiences fro…

Flatiron School Coding Bootcamp Review (Should You Go There in 2022?)

March 7, 2022

I invited on 3 recent graduates of the coding bootcamp, Flatiron School, to share their experiences at the program. This review is meant to get past the marketing fluff and dive into 3 REAL student experiences. We dove into …

General Assembly Coding Bootcamp Review (Should You Go There In 2022!?)

Feb. 21, 2022

I invited on 3 graduates from the coding bootcamp, General Assembly, to share their experiences with the program. All 3 graduates ended up having pretty different experiences with different parts of the program. We definitel…

Code Chrysalis Coding Bootcamp Review (Tokyo, Japan)

Feb. 14, 2022

I invited 3 graduates from Code Chrysalis, a coding bootcamp in Tokyo, Japan, to share their honest and transparent experiences with the program. We went deep into the pros and cons. I loved that everyone here had fairly dif…

The Tech Academy Coding Bootcamp Review (Software Developer and Python Developer)

Feb. 7, 2022

I invited on 3 graduates from The Tech Academy, a coding bootcamp, to share their honest and transparent experiences - no marketing fluff and no BS. If you're deciding if The Tech Academy is right for you, watch this first. …

Struggling As A Self-taught Developer (Advice From 3 Successful Self-taught Developers)

Jan. 31, 2022

I brought back 3 successful self-taught developers to share tons of advice for you. This episode is for you if you're struggling as a self-taught developer. Then, once you're done with this episode, if you haven't already, l…

5 Reasons Why You Will NEVER Become A Developer

Jan. 24, 2022

You often hear about how so many aspiring developers struggle to break into the industry. I invited on a CEO of a coding bootcamp to share his top 5 reasons why most people don't become developers. It's brutally honest, but …

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

Jan. 17, 2022

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 Galvanize so I decided to invite 3 more guests to share their recent experiences with the progra…

Backend Mock Technical Interview in 2022 | Python and Algorithms

Jan. 10, 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 confidence to do this on a public podcast episode. Remember, all backend interviews can look a litt…

Eleven Fifty Academy Review

Dec. 21, 2021

I invited on 3 graduates to review their experience with the coding bootcamp, Eleven Fifty Academy. The variety of skill levels the Cares Act brought in really highlighted the challenges of not having a strict screening proc…

Lambda School Coding Bootcamp Review in 2021 (BloomTech)

Dec. 20, 2021

I invited on 5 graduates from Lambda School, now known as Bloom Institute of Technology. They all graduated in 2021; went through many of the talked-about changes; and had different experiences (positive and negative). If yo…

Lambda School and The Future of Coding Bootcamps (with Vincent Woo, Founder of CoderPad)

Dec. 13, 2021

I decided to bring on Vincent Woo, founder of CoderPad, who also published a couple of research articles around some questionable practices at Lambda School, now known as Bloom Institute of Technology. We had a fun, candid c…

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

Dec. 6, 2021

I want to share TJ's story with self-taught developers out there who are currently struggling to become professional developers. He was resourceful and CREATED coding opportunities within his current company to get the exper…

Self Taught to Professional Frontend Developer (John's Journey of Learning To Code)

Nov. 23, 2021

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 much advice for aspiring developers. If you're a self-taught developer struggling to find confid…

Senior Software Engineer Mock Technical Interview (Coding/Algorithms in JavaScript)

Nov. 22, 2021

Many of you wanted to see what a senior technical interview looked like for software engineers. You asked, and thanks to Sophie and Dan, you shall have. Here's what an algorithm/coding portion of a senior software engineer i…

How a Veteran Became a Software Engineer (Advice For Veterans Getting Into Tech)

Nov. 11, 2021

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. Sean reached out to me wanting to share his journey of becoming a software engineer (as a veteran…

TrueCoders Review (Software Engineering and Web Development)

Nov. 8, 2021

In this web development podcast episode, I invited on 3 graduates from TrueCoders. We got past any marketing fluff that you could simply find on their website and dove into all 3 of their authentic experiences with the progr…

Why EVERY Aspiring Developer Should Participate In A Hackathon (And How To Find One)

Nov. 1, 2021

I think a lot of aspiring developers eventually get the advice that they should participate in a hackathon to help them grow and even find a job. In this podcast episode, I invited on someone who has hosted several hackathon…