How Shaun Found His Place as a Web Developer

A few years ago, Shaun graduated from college and began a career in construction as a project manager. However, shortly after embarking on his new career, Shaun wasn’t satisfied and realized that construction wasn’t the right field for him. He started looking into other industries and areas that might interest him, which initiated his exploration…

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Expectations of a Junior Developer

It’s not uncommon to think that the expectations of a junior developer are massively different than they really are. This mentality sabotages the performance of many developers on the technical interview. Thinking the bar is higher than it is will lead you to exaggerate, embellish your skills, and ultimately not get the job. It is…

Ken Mazaika

A Career Switcher’s Story

Chris had been a stay-at-home mom, homeschooling her children in their small, rural hometown. She was looking for an effective way to break into the technical world of software development, but living far from the tech centers of San Francisco, New York, and Boston, Chris knew it would be difficult to find a career with…

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How a Non-technical Founder Launched his Startup

Thomas had raised over $2 million from investors for his previous company, building it to 10 employees with operations in 5 states. However, as he set out on his next venture, he knew firsthand the limitations he would face as a non-technical founder trying to launch a business. Thomas’s idea bloomed out of the operations…

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The Biggest Mistake Beginners Make When Learning to Code

There is one huge mistake that beginners learning to code make all the time. Nearly half of the developers working in the industry don’t have a Computer Science degree. So what separates these developers from most beginners starting out? It’s all about mindset. But when you’re starting out, it can be a bit intimidating just…

Ken Mazaika