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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Getting Paid: Freelance Web Development

You have the skills, the know-how, the excitement, the drive… but without a project to pour your energy into or an idea you want to see come to life, what can you do? (Or maybe you just want to start getting paid.) Here’s the good news: people want you. Your capabilities are high in demand,…

Ken Mazaika