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I have only 2 primary goals over the next 6 months.

1) Weight loss
2) Reach financial sustainability with my business through content creation

I'll be creating content and working out in this room until I achieve both. You'll be seeing a lot more content from me on both this channel and my Twitch…

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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 clearly had very different experiences and no matter which one you're consider…

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..for 2 weeks. I've been grinding since the beginning of last year. It's time I finally give myself a little break. I'll be back on the content grind on June 14th. If you have any final questions for me before then, this is your last chance to ask them!

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I invited on some previous podcast guests, and we just talked about some of our favorite libraries, testing, and other general strategies we've adopted over the years. See if you can count the number of libraries that I mixed up. At the end, everyone shared a piece of feedback for aspiring develope…

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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 curriculum was entirely text based; frameworks weren't taught in the core progr…

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Let's talk about coding bootcamp income shared agreements (ISAs). They can make education for become a software engineer more accessible, but can also easily sink an aspiring developer into massive debt. Let's talk about how you can better navigate through these and decide if they're right for you.…

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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. In a previous video, I invited on a few coding bootcamp graduates to talk ab…

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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 anything linked to Trilogy, but you be the judge of that. After watching th…

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I created a Linkedin post and asked people to share their horror stories about their coding bootcamp experiences. We dove into stories for App Academy, Fullstack Academy, Holberton School, and UofT (with Trilogy). We had a broader discussion about how figure out which reviews were credible and whic…

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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 community that's currently trying to get his first position as a developer. Dan s…

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I'm going to share the resume that got me hired at my first software engineering position. I'll also share how I skipped the technical interview. Let's talk resume tips!

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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 into this episode with that question in mind. Let me know what you think. What…

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Let's take the over-hyped glamor out of the profession and make sure people have realistic expectations of what it'll be like as a professional software engineer.

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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, such as only producing mid-senior level developers. We got to the bottom o…

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I invited Jeremy (VP of Engineering) on to help me answer some questions from junior developers. Sorry, we did end up having some technical issues, but we eventually made it work.

Jeremy:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremywall/

His company his hiring engineers!
https://www.gohealth.com/careers/ap…

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Is the software engineering industry really this toxic? Let's dig into this.

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On April 12th, I'm going to host a 30 days project based coding challenge. It'll be called the "Escape From Tutorial Hell Challenge". The goal of this challenge is to get people that are stuck in an endless loop of tutorials to reinforce what they're learning through a portfolio project. Before the…

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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 advertises the coding bootcamp. It felt design heavy, and seemed to have an en…

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I invited my friend Dan (frontend software engineer) on to help me answer web development and interview related questions. He actually interviewed me for my 2nd software engineer position.

Host/Guest:
Don Hansen - https://www.linkedin.com/in/donthedeveloper
Dan Cortes - https://www.linkedin.com/in…

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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, peer reviews, and constructive criticism for the program. If any of this res…

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Let's have a real talk about coding bootcamps and self-paced programs for developers. This is a live Q&A, so feel free to ask questions!

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Just doing a surprise live stream to test a few things. Feel free to ask web development related questions though!

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Ask me about coding bootcamps, career strategy, or any other web development related questions.

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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 important question came up though - does it do a good job at teaching more than jus…

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