180 RR Barriers to New Developers with Kinsey Ann Durham

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    02:21 – Kinsey Introduction

    02:48 – Less Money Conference

    03:19 – Kinsey’s Background

    06:34 – Degrees vs. Dev Bootcamps

    09:12 – Finding Mentors

    10:15 – Bootcamps Disadvantages – Kinsey’s Advice

    Discouraging Attitudes and Comments

    14:54 – Programmer Stereotypes

    15:44 – Kinsey’s Own Barriers

    16:32 – Advice for Dealing with Barriers

    • Take Notes
    • Mentorship
    • TRY

    17:28 – Impact of Pilot and Outreach Programs

    19:01 – Chuck and Avdi’s College Coding Experiences

    28:53 – “Impostor Syndrome”

    30:42 – Mentoring New Developers

    31:51 – Getting Hired

    35:52 – Networking and Building Relationships

    38:29 – Experience From a Different Field

    42:27 – Recommendations for Finding a Job

    • Networking
    • Speaking Up
    • Proving Yourself
    • Know Your Strengths and Weaknesses

    45:17 – Interviewing Process

    • Feeling Intimidated

    48:49 – Knowing People – Networking

    • Pair Programming
    • Recommendations
    • In-Person Meetings
    • Common Friends
    • Desi McAdam