Junior Developer Advice
This is the first episode of Junior Developer Advice.
There are tons of people learning to code: elementary school kids, Prime Ministers, College kids, Grandmothers. Coding is really popular and it’s a great time to learn. There are so many GREAT resources on the internet.
My fear is that people who learn to code at home, like me, are not prepared for the things around code. Things like, interviews, working with a team, effective time management, context switching, etc.
This podcast won’t teach you to code, but it will teach you to be a better developer.
My name is Tim, I go by “Denver Coder” on the internet.
I started learning to code about 5-6 years ago in my spare time. I was working at Home Depot as the Garden Department Supervisor. It was an OK job but I didn’t love it. My passion was always coding.
I studied and worked my ass off for about a year and a half. At this time I felt I was ready to go for my first “REAL” programming job.
Anyone who has ever talked to me knows that if talking was an Olympic sport then I would have like a dozen gold medals. I have never tried podcasting before, which is weird because I am so skilled at talking. The biggest problem is that most of what I find interesting is stuff that others find unappealing.
About This Podcast
My goal with this podcast is to get you prepared for your first job. Whether that means working for a large corporation, a small startup, working for yourself as a freelancer, or just building things for other people out of the kindness of your heart, (open source projects).
I hope you get something out of the course. IF you hated it and you think you just wasted a bunch of time. Tell me about it, tell me how I can make it better. The podcast is for you! You own it. If you want it to be any good, you have to give feedback.
Since this is the first ever podcast here is what I am looking for:
- How was the sound quality?
- How was the pace?
- Was I rambling?
- Did you learn anything?
- How was the length of the episode?
- Will you interview me on your show?
- Doesn’t bensound.com have the best royalty free musix???
Since this is the first ever podcast here is what I am NOT looking for:
- You suck and I hate you. (Wow, sorry Charlie I’ll try better)
- You said “um” 47 times. (yeah I know, working on that)
- You don’t know what you are talking about! (Never said I was an expert, just doin’ my best chief)
- I could make a WAY better podcast (GREAT! I can probably help you get started.)
- Everything you said doesn’t even make sense. (did you listen to it backwards at midnight in a graveyard?)
- Why won’t you interview me on your show? (never said I wouldn’t, did you even ASK???)
- I’m going to use music from bensound.com without attribution! (Come on man that’s not cool.)
Here is how you can contact me:
Thanks for listening, whether you liked or disliked the show please tell me how I can make it better using one of the methods above.
Thanks for listening and there is a TON more to come.