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5 Challenges Companies Face Hiring Developers

Last week I talked about some of the challenges that developers face when finding a job. While there are real challenges for finding a developer job, they pale in comparison to the challenges companies face finding good developers. Here are some of the difficulties I've run into when trying to…

5 Challenges Developers Face Finding Jobs

I've been on both the hiring end, and the job-seeking end for technical positions. A lot of attention gets paid to how hard it is for companies to find good developers, but not as much on the challenges that developers face in finding a job. Here are some aspects of…

More Software Companies Should Offer Apprenticeships For Coding Bootcamp Grads

Here's how I envision it: Companies offer 3-month-long apprenticeships to new coding bootcamp grads. Companies pay the coding schools a 'referral fee', and each apprentice gets an $8,000 tuition refund for completing the internship. The environment is fully agile with daily stand-ups, pair programming, pull requests, code reviews, and…

A Brief History of Coding Bootcamps

Coding bootcamps have EXPLODED over the last few years. Here is a quick look at how they cropped up, and where things are going from here. The problem Tech companies have an extremely hard time finding software engineers. When I was running my own software startup, we found it almost…

Just Start Building

“The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” -Theodore Roosevelt I’m a thinker. In just the last week I thought of a handful of new ideas, spent hours…

Dreaming in APIs

APIs are in the midst of fundamentally remaking the way software works. Not too long ago each software program stood alone running on a computer without the ability to connect to the internet. Then the web came along and we were able to deliver rich applications right in the browser…