Interview with John Ellison — Digital Designer

In this interview, we talk with John Ellison, a lead product designer formerly of Clearleft— a top UX agency in the UK— and social entrepreneur at heart about his experience building an organization and web application from the ground up. John came to Firehose to learn Ruby on Rails and dive into back-end development, and…

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Training for the Technical Interview

Jonathan Hsieh is a Firehose mentor and tech lead at a startup in the on-demand space. Previously, he was the director of engineering at Akuda Labs which sold to Target. He wrote this guest post for our blog based on his own experiences interviewing and hiring new developers and the conversations he had with our…

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Interview with Matthew Ehrlich

Graduate Updates is a dialogue style series that we created as a way to spend more time chatting with our graduates and get a peek into their lives after Firehose. In each update, we share the details of these conversations and give you the opportunity to get to know our students a little better. This…

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Interview with David Swanson

Graduate Updates is a dialogue style series that we started as a way to spend more time chatting with our graduates and to get a peek into their lives after Firehose. In each update, we share the details of these conversations and give you the opportunity to get to know our students a little better.…

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Ken’s Mailbag: Summer Edition

Throughout each day, our CTO, Ken, receives loads of questions about coding, web development, career advice, and tips for the job search. And so, earlier this year, the mailbag blog series was born. For this one, we decided to switch things up and go live with Ken on Facebook for a special summer edition. I…

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We Talked with Women About Diversity in Tech

A few months ago, Stack Overflow published a developer survey that was the first of its kind. It compiled the input from over fifty thousand developers, making it the most comprehensive developer survey ever conducted. Despite an impressively vast sample size, the survey received some flak for the inherent bias it produced by surveying its…

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