153 JSJ Careers for Junior Developers with Aimee Knight


    02:26 – Aimee Knight Introduction

    02:48 – Figure Skating => Programming

    • Persistence
    • Balance Between Mind and Body

    05:03 – Blogging (Aimee’s Blog)

    06:02 – Becoming Interested in Programming

    08:43 – Why Boot Camps?

    10:04 – Mentors

    • Identifying a Mentor
    • Continuing a Mentorship

    13:33 – Picking a Boot Camp

    16:23 – Self-Teaching Prior to Attending Boot Camps

    20:33 – Finding Employment After the Boot Camp

    26:27 – Being a “Woman in Tech”

    30:57 – Better Preparing for Getting Started in Programming

    • Be Patient with Yourself

    32:07 – Interviews

    • Getting to Know Candidates
    • Coding Projects and Tests

    41:05 – Should you get a four-year degree to be a programmer?


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    Alchemists (Joe)
    Valerie Kittel (Joe)
    The Earthsea Trilogy: A Wizard of Earthsea; The Tombs of Atuan; The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin (Chuck)
    Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman (Chuck)
    Freelancers’ Answers (Chuck)
    Drip (Chuck)
    Brandon Hays: Letter to an aspiring developer (Aimee)
    SparkPost (Aimee)
    Exercise and Physical Activity (Aimee)