Episode 153

153 JSJ Careers for Junior Developers with Aimee Knight


April 1st, 2015

1 hr 6 mins 19 secs

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About this Episode

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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Majora's Mask Live Action: The Skull Kid (AJ)
The Westin at Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa (Joe)
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)