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"My co-workers ridiculed me for learning how to code..." Full-Stack Web Developer Dion on Chicago's Tech Scene, Code Newbies and Lo-Fi Hip-Hop

What do AT&T and Will Smith have to do with programming? Where can I find some chill music to code to? And what the heck is this Imposter Syndrome thing? Today we're sitting down with Dion, a web developer for nearly 6 years. Not only can you find plenty of programming tutorials on his...

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From TVs to Pedal Pubs - Cindy the Design Engineer Gives us the Scoop on the Importance of UX, Software and More

Do you need to know how to code as a design engineer? Do you need a degree to become a design engineer? Is communication a big part of the career? This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you buy something. Read my disclosure for more details. Meet Cindy, the...

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"The problem was I didn’t have an alternative." Andrei Neagoie Shares His Own Zero to Mastery Coding Journey

Do I need a degree to become a web developer? Do I really have to spend $8000 on a coding bootcamp? And what the heck is Zero to Mastery? This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation if you buy something. Read my disclosure for more details. We recently sat down with...

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"Once I stumbled upon web development... I immediately fell in love" - Web Dev Simplified Dishes on the Mysteries of JavaScript

What's it like to think like a programmer? Why is HTML and CSS a breeze compared to JavaScript? And why the heck is JavaScript so hard? Well, we were thrilled when Kyle (aka Web Dev Simplified) agreed to sit down to answer these questions and talk with us about his developer journey. He shares...

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"I Was a Bit Lost To Be Honest": Real Tech Talk with Coder Coder

Coder Coder has made an explosive entrance into the tech scene. She's got a rapidly growing YouTube channel, a content-rich blog, and is working on a new course (but we'll let her tell you about that). We had the opportunity to interview Coder Coder about paving her way into the tech...

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Open Source Eddie - A Talk with the KING of Open Source [And How YOU Can Get Started]

We're excited to introduce you to Eddie Jaoude, a member of the RTC Discord. You may have seen Eddie before. He's a huge advocate for open source, and he was interviewed on RTC's YouTube channel. And today, Eddie will be talking about all things open source. 1. Tell us about yourself. I’m...

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The LAMP Champ: Donovan Deep Dives and Dishes on Tech Stacks

This blog post is brought to you by RealToughCandy.io. Check out the course How to Get a Job in Web Development and put yourself far ahead of the pack. We're excited to introduce you to Donovan, a regular contributor over at the RTC Discord. You may have seen Donovan before... He's been...

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Colt Steele Bootcamp CONQUERED: Meet Dan from Minnesota, USA

Today's post is brought to you by Portfolio Surgery. Learn how to transform your portfolio projects to increase callbacks, interviews and job offers! We're excited to introduce you to Dan Gallagher (aka ShaDaz), a regular contributor over at the RTC Discord. ShaDaz is one of the few people...

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Crushed by COVID: How NickD Rebooted His Software Career in an Age of Uncertainty

Welcome to the fourth installment of our Web Dev Interview Series. In this series, we interview developers on what got them started, where they are now, what they'd do differently, and more. We're excited to introduce you to NickD, a regular contributor over at the RTC Discord. Today he...

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24 Questions to Ask Any Prospective Coding Bootcamp (infographic)

If you're thinking about attending a coding bootcamp, it's critical that you do your research. After all, you may be spending up to $30,000 (and sometimes more!) to attend one. While there are certainly reputable bootcamps out there, there are also many low-quality ones. Some are straight up...

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