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Codesmith Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

April 12, 2021

I invited Zac, a graduate from the coding bootcamp, Codesmith, to come onto the podcast and share his experience. Codesmith was one of my most requested coding bootcamp reviews, ultimately because it had rumors going around,…

Perpetual Education - A Design Focused Coding Bootcamp?

April 5, 2021

This isn't your typical coding bootcamp. In fact, I invited on Derek, the CEO of Perpetual Education, just to clarify what he was offering. To be honest, when he initially reached out to me, I was intrigued by the way he adv…

Treehouse Full Stack JavaScript Techdegree Review

March 29, 2021

Last week, I invited on 3 graduates to review Treehouse's front end techdegree. This week, I invited on 3 more graduates to review their full stack JavaScript techdegree. We dove into what they learned, portfolio projects, p…

Treehouse Front End Web Development Techdegree Review

March 22, 2021

I invited on 3 graduates to share their experience with Treehouse's Front End Web Development Techdegree. In my opinion, Treehouse was always great at teaching the fundamentals. We dove into this in great detail. An importan…

Lambda School Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

March 15, 2021

I invited 3 Lambda School graduates on to talk about their experience at the coding bootcamp. They shared their experiences with the application process, curriculum, instructors, and career services. Lambda School has had qu…

freeCodeCamp Review - Does the price match the value provided?

March 8, 2021

freeCodeCamp is a free online educational program for all aspiring developers. What I really wanted to get down to are 2 things. 1) What value does it provide? 2) Where does it fall short? We definitely answered both of thos…

Career Foundry Coding Bootcamp Review

March 1, 2021

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 w…

Devmountain iOS Coding Bootcamp Review

Feb. 22, 2021

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 inte…

Computer Science Degrees Are Becoming Obsolete For Software Engineers

Feb. 15, 2021

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 coll…

Springboard Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

Feb. 4, 2021

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. I…

Interviewing the CEO of Nucamp Coding Bootcamp

Feb. 2, 2021

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 …

LearningFuze Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

Jan. 25, 2021

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 expe…

Brainstation Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Jan. 19, 2021

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 ou…

Fullstack Academy Coding Bootcamp Review in 2020

Jan. 17, 2021

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 th…

Code Fellows Coding Bootcamp Review - "A Holistic Experience"

Jan. 14, 2021

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 tha…

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

Jan. 12, 2021

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 n…

Hackbright Academy Review - Does This Women's Only Coding Bootcamp Actually Empower Women?

Jan. 8, 2021

You might have started hearing about women's only coding bootcamps popping up. Listening to some of the women I've mentored, I can promise you that some of these don’t deliver on their promise to set women up for success in …

How To Become A Self-taught Frontend Developer

Dec. 31, 2020

I absolutely loved the vibe of this group. It was just a silly, wholesome podcast episode. We shared humble experiences of what it’s been like for us as developers and more specifically, working mainly on the frontend. Then …

Ironhack Coding Bootcamp Review

Dec. 22, 2020

I invited a few graduates on to talk about their experience at Ironhack. At 9 weeks, this coding bootcamp is 3 weeks shy of the typical 3 month-long coding bootcamp. Is 9 weeks enough time to prepare you for a professional d…

Actualize Coding Bootcamp Review - Does This Coding Bootcamp Teach You Enough?

Dec. 17, 2020

I invited a few graduates on to talk about their experience at Actualize. This is another coding bootcamp that seems to be meant for giving working professionals an opportunity to transition into software engineering. We als…

Nucamp Coding Bootcamp Review - The Affordable Coding Bootcamp

Dec. 8, 2020

I invited a few graduates on to talk about their experience at Nucamp. At less than $2000, this coding bootcamp is probably the cheapest coding bootcamp that I've reviewed so far. The target audience definitely seems to be f…

What It’s Like To Work As A Software Engineer at Google

Dec. 2, 2020

I invited current and ex-Google software engineers on to talk about their experiences of what it's like to be a developer at Google. We dug into rumors, perks, day to day, and the interview process. We even took some time ou…

Le Wagon Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020 - “Le Wagon is focused primarily on entrepreneurs”

Nov. 22, 2020

I got to talk with some coding bootcamp graduates that graduated from Le Wagon, a highly rated coding bootcamp on Course Report. This one was very interesting, especially given that the classes are hosted primarily out of th…

UX For Frontend Developers

Nov. 16, 2020

I'm a full-stack developer that is terrible with design, and I'm slowly learning more about UX and accessibility each year. I can't tell you how valuable it's been to start dipping my toes in the UX world, and how much of a …