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44 minutes | 5 years ago
Season 1 Finale- Our plans, our careers
David just got married, so it’s been slow on the “boosting career” front. He talks about his book Ember Data in the Wild, how he wrote it, and how he’ll improve and market it in the next few months. Erik has been doing more youtube instead of blogging- he’s found that video is easier for him. He talks a bit about youtube collaborations and the economics of youtube. He’s also pulling back a bit in order to focus on finishing his MBA- including less blogging/youtubing, and turning down some book deals on Aurelia. Jeffrey has been creating EmberSchool.com- which just launched! It’s a way to get up to speed on Ember quickly, at your own pace, for 20% of the cost of a live training. It’s both for people who are wanting to switch to Ember to improve their career, and for corporations who want to hire someone more junior or who doesn’t know Ember yet, but their senior developers aren’t able to take time out to train the newcomer. He talks about the philosophy behind EmberSchool- why he included certain exercises, why it uses Firebase as a backend and hand-rolled authentication, what he wants office hours to accomplish, and the pitfalls of teaching while experienced (spoilers: you forget what absolute beginners don’t know). He also talks about his schedule when creating EmberSchool, how he plans on marketing it, how EmberSchool changes the relative ROI of various activities (EmberScreencasts, conference talks, etc.), and the various market segments that EmberSchool is targeting. See you guys in January! @ErikCH @skaterdav85 @jeffreybiles
25 minutes | 5 years ago
Raja Sekar- Working and Mentoring in India- Episode 13
Ever wonder what it's like as a programmer on the other side of the world? Raja Sekar is here to share his experiences living, working, and mentoring in India.
44 minutes | 5 years ago
Where should you work first? Startup vs. established, small vs. large- Episode 12
At what type of company should you get your first job? Not surprisingly, the answer depends on a lot of things: your skills, your personality, your goals, and your opportunities. We discuss the pros and cons of working in all different types of companies: startups, established businesses, big and small organizations, and consultancies.
46 minutes | 5 years ago
A recruiter's-eye view of the software industry, with Jordan Johnson- Episode 11
Jordan Johnson is a recruiter- but the good kind. He shares his unique view of the software industry, how he matches up employers and programmers, how to negotiate salary, and- most importantly- what question to ask to make sure you’ll be happy at a job six months later. If you’re looking to hire, be hired, or join him as CTO, you can email Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet him at @jordanrecruit
52 minutes | 5 years ago
Five Tips on Passing a Technical Interview - Episode 10
Preparing for a technical white boarding interview can be difficult. In this episode we discuss some strategies in passing the interview. Links Five Quick Tips On How To Pass A Coding Interview
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Justin Herrick- Mentoring and Teaching - Episode 9
Which is better: teaching yourself, being mentored, or learning in a classroom? Justin gives perspective on all three of these paths- telling us about how he taught himself to get his freelancing career off the ground, how he was mentored (and in turn became a mentor) at 8th Light Software, and how he’s currently teaching classes at Iron Yard. Links Justin Herrick Twitter Justin Herrick Website
54 minutes | 5 years ago
We discuss our experiences with front-end and back-end frameworks, using micro-libraries vs large frameworks, how to go about learning a framework, which are good first frameworks, and how frameworks and technology choices affect your career. Links Ember.js React Ruby On Rails
67 minutes | 5 years ago
Brandon Hays - The 12 Traits of a Senior Programmer - Episode 7
What does The Frontside (a software consultancy) look for when they’re hiring? What makes a Senior Developer? Brandon Hays, the co-owner, breaks down the 12 separate traits they look for in a candidate. Spoilers: only 4 of them have to do with programming. We also discuss how to get your career off the ground, and what to look for in your first and second jobs. Sponsor: Audible Free 30 day trial! Links: The Conjoined Triangles of Senior-Level Development RubyConf 2015 - Hacking Spacetime for a Successful Career by Brandon Hays Frontside Careers
56 minutes | 5 years ago
How to Start a Technical Blog - Episode 6
In this episode, we'll discuss how each of us started our blogs, some of the pitfalls we ran into, the technologies we use, and topics that make for popular blog post ideas.
53 minutes | 5 years ago
Teaching Code with Aaron Larner - Episode 5
Aaron is a teacher at Iron Yard (a 12-week coding school) and a professional developer. We discuss his journey and how he approaches teaching. If you've ever been interested in what to expect out of a code school then listen in.
29 minutes | 5 years ago
58 minutes | 5 years ago
How to Level Up Your Career with Kent C. Dodds - Episode 3
Kent C. Dodds has started a couple of podcasts, taught online courses, created several open source projects and is an active speaker. In this interview we discuss how he was able to level up his software development career in just two short years out of college. We also discuss how he was able to balance his work with his family. https://kentcdodds.com/ Kent C Dodds - Ask me anything! Twitter @kentcdodds
38 minutes | 5 years ago
Creating a Personal Brand as a Software Developer - Episode 2
In this episode Jeff, David and Erik discuss how you can create a personal brand as a software developer. This includes using social media, blogging , creating screencasts and more.
42 minutes | 5 years ago
Is College Necessary for a Software Developer? - Episode 1
Should you go to college if you're looking start a software development career and if so should you get a degree in computer science? In this episode Jeff, David and I discuss the pros and cons on going to college.
14 minutes | 5 years ago
Introducing Career.js - Episode 00
Welcome to Career.js! We’re three software developers discussing strategies and tips to help you build not just software, but your career. In this episode we'll discuss our personal stories and how we all became software developers. We'll also discuss what you should expect when listening to this podcast.
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