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The Mentoring Developers Podcast with Arsalan Ahmed: Interviews with mentors and apprentices | Career and Technical Advice | Diversity in Software | Struggles, Anxieties, and Career Choices
35 minutes | a month ago
Episode 85 – Oscar wins the battle!
Oscar’s Bio: Oscar is a Mexican-born Chicago-raised Software Engineer with experience in supply chain management. He has an obsession with fountain pens and making sure everyone feels safe. Oscar has a passion for helping folks of underrepresented communities break into tech and support them throughout their career. He currently fulfills this passion by helping organize...
44 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 84 – Sara is on a ROLL! | Mentoring Developers | #GirlsWhoCode | #React.js #HowToSucceed
In this exciting episode of Mentoring Developers, I talk to my friend, Sara. Her story and career progression is inspirational especially for women and people who come into technology from other professions. Get ready for this amazing no-holds-barred discussion about women in technology. Share your thoughts in comments! Sara’s Bio: Sara Inés Calderón is a...
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 83 – Rob does Android and you can too!
Rob is thriving as a freelancer and he will show you the how and why of freelancing in software and why that might be a good choice for you if you are a new or aspiring software engineer. We’ll learn the crazy story about him giving up the chance to be part of a startup...
42 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 82 – How do you even break into a software career | Mentoring Developers | Newbie Developer
How hard is it to switch careers and be accepted as a legitimate software engineer? Will you be considered an imposter? Tune in to this episode to find out! We discuss with Kevin Schwartz his career-switching journey into software and the ways he may have stumbled and fumbled and finally found his way. For show...
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 80 – Greg Thomas shows you how to move up the tech ladder
Leave a comment with your career level to get the chance to win a copy of Code Your Way Up for free. Watch this episode on YouTube here. Greg’s Bio: Greg Thomas has been writing code, leading projects, breaking builds or developing and launching products – all while amassing an impressive wealth of experience as a...
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 79 – Matt Darby (reloaded)
In this episode, Arsalan talks to Matt Darby from Columbus Ruby Brigade and Rackspace about his journey into software development and how he feels about the idea of structured mentorship for new and aspiring developers. Matt’s Bio: Matt has developed on the web for 17 years. He can configure pools of servers, architect and develop...
75 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 78 – Panel Discussion – Which languages and frameworks should you choose in 2021 as a new developer
Have you been wondering what technologies you should invest your time in as we approach 2021 in the middle of a global deadly pandemic? Listen to this panel discussion to get our thoughts on that and share your thoughts with us in comments and email! Find the episode on YouTube here. Warner’s Bio Warner Moore...
49 minutes | 6 months ago
Epidode 81 – CSS vs. SASS vs. LESS : Kevin Mack shows us how to navigate between these and beyond!
Kevin and Arsalan discuss the different options available to software developers to style their web pages. CSS is great for browsers to interpret and machines are great at using it but is there an easier, more intuitive way of describing the look and feel for a user interface? Certainly! There are many preprocessing tools and...
64 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 77 – Covid 19 and life in a startup
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46 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 76 – Noah wears many hats – How does he do it?
How do you become a successful entrepreneur in a few a short years? How do you become the CTO of a startup company? How do you find success against all odds. Let’s talk to Noah Labhart who is showing us the way. Watch this episode on YouTube. Show Notes and Important Links Noah’s Blog Code...
43 minutes | a year ago
Episode 75 – How to identify and dismantle discrimination in the workplace
Let’s face it, people. Discrimination at an average workplace is an actual thing that happens – a lot! It comes in subtle flavors and shows up in unusual places. There is a way to nip this in the bud if we know where to look. Listen to Marie Watts as she opens up about her...
46 minutes | a year ago
Episode 74 – Sparkbox Apprenticeship Panel
It’s rare for new software developers to enroll in a good apprenticeship program that teaches them the ropes in a relatively stress-free environment. Listen in as Arsalan talks to Ryan Cromwell and the ApprenticesTM about the good and the bad of software development apprenticeships. Thanks for Listening! Do you have some feedback or some advice...
40 minutes | a year ago
Episode 73 – These kid coders are cool!
Timothy’s Bio: Timothy Amadi is 10 years old and loves coding. He has built his own apps from the ground up including an eCommerce application, a blog application and even his very own version of Twitter. He also has an app that he is introducing to schools to help kids learn how to spell in...
13 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 72 – New Beginnings!
A New Beginning! Hi There! So it’s been a while since I last wrote to you! My apologies. I had been traveling and also working on various projects. To be honest, the time-off really helped me focus so I hope everything is going great for you and you are looking forward to the rest of...
61 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 71 – Ross The Music Teacher Is Now A Coder?
Ross’ Bio: Ross Trottier attended CU Boulder as a Classical Guitar Performance Major under the virtuoso Jonathan Leathewood, where he received the highest marks for theoretical studies. He currently resides in Colorado Springs, where he teaches and performs full time. Additionally, when he isn’t teaching and working with his music students, Ross is coding a game-based music...
79 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 70 – How to start when you are clueless about technologies?
57 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 69 – Mauro Chojrin from Standup Comedy to Coding Success
Mauro’s Bio: Mauro is a PHP trainer and consultant from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He’s been teaching programming since 1997. He has learned several different languages and technologies along the way and has been working as a professional web developer since 2003. Mauro has worked for different-sized companies, acting as an architect, a technical leader, and a...
62 minutes | 2 years ago
Episode 68 – Richard Kronick on Paving the Path to a Coding Career
68 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 67 – Jeremy Clark on Creating Your Own Success
Jeremy’s Bio: Jeremy Clark makes developers better. By drawing on over 15 years of experience in application development, he helps developers take a step up in their skillset with a focus on making complex topics approachable regardless of skill level. He is a Microsoft MVP for .NET, and he has authored seven courses for Pluralsight,...
66 minutes | 3 years ago
Episode 66 – Damian Brady on the Rise to Cloud Developer Advocacy
Damian’s Bio: Damian is a Cloud Developer Advocate specializing in DevOps. After spending a year in Toronto, Canada, he returned to Australia – the land of the dangerous creatures and beautiful beaches – in 2018. Formerly a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a background in software development and consulting in a broad...
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