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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 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…

Becoming A Technical Writer | A Mix Of Coding, UX, and/or Writing

June 8, 2022

Hello developers! I can't emphasize enough how many different career paths there are for you if you enjoy coding. If you want to mix your technical skills with a passion for UX or even write internal documentation for develo…

Why You Should Consider Becoming an Email Developer | Required: Basic HTML and CSS Knowledge

June 6, 2022

If you're interested in breaking into tech with a coding position, have you considered an email developer position? The minimum you have to learn is much less than a traditional software engineering position and apparently, …

FAANG Level Mock Software Engineer Interview (JavaScript)

May 30, 2022

I hosted a 3rd and final mock interview with this series of FAANG-level coding challenges. Daniel, the interviewer, has almost 20 years of experience as an engineer between Microsoft and Facebook. We found a brave soul to be…

Mobile Developer To Entrepreneur | Google Expert, Courses, and Content Creation

May 23, 2022

I know that many of you would love to work for yourself one day so I invited on an entrepreneur to share some advice. Little did I know he would have so much to share! He started out with a coding bootcamp; became a mobile d…

Coding Bootcamp Student Attempts FAANG Mock Coding Challenge (JavaScript)

May 16, 2022

When I shared the opportunity to offer a few FAANG level mock interviews, a current coding bootcamp student decided to throw his hat into the ring and try it out. This is the 2nd episode (out of 3) with these mock interview …

FAANG Level Mock Interview (Entry Level / JavaScript)

May 11, 2022

I invited on a Wordpress developer of 3 years to tackle an entry-level FAANG mock interview in JavaScript. Quite frankly, most people are too scared to come on to do this, so kudos to Milos for being willing to tackle these …

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 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…

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

Dec. 6, 2021

I want to share Thomas'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 e…

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…

Should You Participate In a Hackathon as an Aspiring Developer?

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…

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…

Is a Coding Bootcamp Right For You? | How Aspiring Developers Sabotage Themselves In Finding A Job

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…

How Developers Can Build a Product That Sells | Advice From UX and Product Leaders

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 …