Why Coding Mentorship Matters

The fastest way to level up as an aspiring developer is through 1-on-1 mentorship. There’s a reason why the largest companies like Google, Microsoft, Airbnb, and the like assign mentors to the junior developers they hire. It’s because it’s a highly effective way to learn. The best developers seek out coding mentors who can challenge…

Ken Mazaika

A Fresh Look For Firehose

Here at Firehose, we’re on a mission to reinvent online technical education to help more people change their lives. But if we’re going to change the lives of others, it’s essential that we continue to evolve ourselves. That’s why we’re rolling out a brand new Firehose homepage. You’ll notice a cleaner, more visual design that…

Marco Morawec

Ken’s Mailbag: April Edition

Every single day, people ask me dozens of questions about coding, career tips, web development and advice for the job search. So last month, I decided that it would be helpful if I started answering these questions in a public forum. It’s now one month later, and we’re ready for the second edition of the…

Ken Mazaika

Salary Negotiation for Web Developers

The last step to getting your dream job as a developer is everyone’s favorite: signing the offer letter and making it official. But the first salary a company proposes doesn’t need to be the final offer that you accept. Here are five rules to follow when negotiating a job offer that will ensure both you…

Ken Mazaika

Why We Are Partnering With Codeanywhere

Today, we are very excited to announce a coding partnership that we’ve launched with San Francisco-based startup and Techstars alum Codeanywhere to help our students code more easily from anywhere they want. At Firehose, we’re on a mission to reinvent online technical education to help more people change their lives. In pursuit of this, we’re constantly searching…

Marco Morawec

The Biggest Mistake I’ve Ever Made as a Developer

There is one mistake I’ve made in the course of my career that stands out as being the “biggest screw up of my career.” Before this mistake, I felt like an unstoppable programmer – and as such, I had a bit of an ego problem. It was a case in which I should’ve checked myself…

Ken Mazaika