Podcast

She Got Hired By Building a Pokemon App!? (Jessica's Developer Job Search Journey)

Oct. 25, 2021

Jessica just landed her first developer role. I invited her on to share her job search journey. We dove into the frustrating parts and also tried to figure out what really made her stand out. I want to continue sharing these…

Scrimba Review (Frontend Career Path)

Oct. 11, 2021

In this web development podcast episode, I invited on 3 graduates to review Scrimba - a front end focused educational platform for aspiring web developers. We dove into opinions about the curriculum, instructors, and project…

How Patrick FINALLY Got His First Developer Position

Oct. 4, 2021

After graduating a coding bootcamp, it took Patrick 8 frustrating months to finally get his first developer position. He shared his whole job search journey. We dove into his day to day; job search strategy - what worked and…

Startups vs Big Tech Company as a Software Engineer (Interview Process and Career Growth)

Sept. 27, 2021

I brought on the CEO of Formation (an ex-Facebook software engineer) who helps junior software engineers progress and prepare for mid to senior level interviews. She had a ton of expertise and experience to share with the in…

How To Know If A Coding Bootcamp Is Right For You

Sept. 13, 2021

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…

Woz U Coding Bootcamp Review | Software Developer Program

Sept. 6, 2021

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…

Tips For How Aspiring Developers Can Come Up With Project Ideas That Matter

Aug. 30, 2021

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. Somet…

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

Aug. 23, 2021

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 starte…

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

Aug. 16, 2021

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 …

Kenzie Academy Software Engineering Review (Main program and Amazon)

Aug. 9, 2021

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 la…

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

Aug. 3, 2021

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. W…

Turing School of Software & Design Review

July 24, 2021

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 tra…

Rithm School Coding Bootcamp Review

July 19, 2021

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 p…

Tech Elevator Coding Bootcamp Review (.NET)

July 12, 2021

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 …

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

July 5, 2021

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…

We Finished The 30 Day Coding Challenge!

June 28, 2021

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…

Lighthouse Labs Coding Bootcamp Review

June 21, 2021

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…

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

June 14, 2021

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 cle…

Software Engineers Sharing Their Favorite Libraries and Frameworks

May 22, 2021

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 librar…

Launch School Review (Core and Capstone)

May 17, 2021

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 curr…

Coding Bootcamp Research Tips and Questions to Ask (with LearningFuze)

May 10, 2021

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. I…

UT Austin Coding Bootcamp (Trilogy) Review

May 3, 2021

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 …

Front End Mock Technical Interview | JavaScript, CSS, React, and Algorithms

April 26, 2021

Want to know what a legitimate frontend developer interview is really like? I invited on a developer that had originally interviewed me for my second software engineering position. He interviewed a brave soul from our commun…

Udacity Front End Web Developer Nanodegree Review in 2020

April 16, 2021

I invited 3 graduates from Udacity's Front End Web Developer Nanodegree. Nanodegree's are typically more affordable programs compared to coding bootcamps. The real question is, are they enough? At the very least, we dove int…