Why We’re Partnering With Refugees On Rails

Here at the Firehose Project, we’re extremely proud to officially announce that we’ve become the premier education partner for Refugees on Rails, a volunteer-led, international organization that helps teach refugees how to code. As part of the partnership, we’re offering our Ruby on Rails curriculum to their awesome network of volunteers and students. We’ve always…

Marco Morawec

Shake It Off: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

The imposter syndrome is real and you may feel it in your journey to learn to code. What is the imposter syndrome? It’s a feeling that has prevented many people from: Attending a code meetup Applying for a job And taking action in general With respect to coding, it’s a fear that people will uncover…

Ken Mazaika

Tackle the Web Developer Job Search

The web developer job hunt can be scary and it can be a lot of work. And if you approach it the wrong way, it can also be emotionally stressful. We’re going to reverse-engineer the smart way to land a job as a web developer and remove the stress in the process. Instead of taking…

Ken Mazaika

Startup Equity: How it Really Works

There are two ways employees at high-growth startups are compensated: salary and equity. The salary approach is straightforward; it’s a paycheck. Equity is much more complicated in nature. In addition to giving out paychecks, some startups will give employees a small sliver of the company itself. In the early days of Facebook, a graffiti artist…

Jenna Wang