Podcast

How To Become a Developer - Advice From 3 VPs of Engineering

Nov. 9, 2020

I initially invited 3 VPs of Engineering on to talk about how to improve software engineer retention on teams. Ultimately, they ended up sharing great advice for developers wanting to grow. We also dove into hot topics like …

Thinkful Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Nov. 2, 2020

I invited 3 graduates on to talk about their experience at Thinkful. We dove into the application process, curriculum, instructors, and job assistance. One thing that was really surprising to hear was the extremely high drop…

Devmountain Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Oct. 23, 2020

I invited a few Devmountain graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. It sounds like th…

App Academy Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Oct. 21, 2020

I invited a few App Academy graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. We dove into some…

Flatiron Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Oct. 12, 2020

I invited a few Flatiron graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. Guests: Andrea Barr …

Hack Reactor Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Oct. 8, 2020

I invited a few Hack Reactor graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. Guests: Nathan -…

Coding Dojo Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Sept. 28, 2020

I invited Coding Dojo graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. Guests: Magdalena - htt…

How To Become a Self-taught Backend Developer

Sept. 21, 2020

Everyone wants to know the perfect roadmap to becoming a backend developer. In this web development podcast episode, I invited on a senior software engineer, and I think we came up with something very close to that. Nick lai…

Guest: Nick

General Assembly Coding Bootcamp Review In 2020

Sept. 7, 2020

I invited a few General Assembly graduates on to talk about the coding bootcamp. We dove into what their experience was like and if it provided the education and support needed to become professional developers. Guests: Sara…

What 2 Brand New Developers Had To Do To Get Their First Developer Job

Aug. 24, 2020

I invited Emma and Sarah on the podcast to share their experience as brand new developers. We talked about how their new positions have been going, and also their coding journey of finally getting that first position. Emma: …

Guest: Emma, Sarah

Fullstack Academy Graduates Talk Web Development

Aug. 3, 2020

I invited several Fullstack Academy graduates, who are now software engineers, for a round-table discussion, focused on talking about topics that help junior developers. They also happen to have helped me mentor over a thous…

Fullstack Academy Review

July 20, 2020

If you're considering coding bootcamps at this time, this podcast episode is for you! As some of you may know, I graduated from Fullstack Academy years ago. I know what you're thinking. "Will this guy ever shut up about Full…

Guest: Ben

Northwestern Coding Bootcamp Review (with Brandon)

July 13, 2020

I had an open and honest review of Northwestern's coding bootcamp in Chicago, with one of their graduates (Brandon). I've met a lot of their graduates in short durations when they stopped by our web development mentorship Me…

Guest: Brandon

Working From Home - Tips for Developers

June 22, 2020

In 2020, people have been given more opportunities to WFH in light of COVID-19. I have to warn you though - working from home is a different beast. Many people find it hard to be productive at home, and for good reason. I as…

Guest: Danny

How Do Developers and QA Work Together?

May 25, 2020

Often, the last line of defense to make sure your feature meets quality standards before you deploy your code is QA. In this episode, I invited a QA engineer to talk shop. We talked about what it's like to work with QA, and …

Guest: Kevin

Podcast Interview With A Rising Female Leader In The Web Development Industry

May 4, 2020

Neha is a web development manager and a rising female leader in the tech industry. She also grew her JavaScript meetup to over 4000 members! We started off sharing experiences of growing our Meetups, but really ended up havi…

Guest: Neha Sharma

Should You Use a Recruiter To Help You Get a Developer Job?

April 27, 2020

I got a chance to interview Hammad, a recruiter with over 15+ years of experience! I wanted to dive into the frustrations of working with some agency recruiters as a developer, and what could be done about that. Questions/To…

Guest: Hammad

Interviewing My First Boss - Why He Hired Me As a Developer

April 20, 2020

After years of working together, I got a chance to sit down with my old boss and talk about how my interview went, and really dive into tips and advice on what juniors can do to stand out from other candidates with developer…

Guest: Danny