Forget Your Portfolio Website

There is a massive confusion that up-and-coming developers have about what it takes to get a job as a developer. People believe that a professional portfolio site will help them land a job as a web developer – and this belief couldn’t be farther from the truth. In fact, while aspiring developers are spending countless…

Ken Mazaika

Behind Closed Doors: How You Can Be an In-Demand Developer

In-demand software developers are highly sought after, and employers compete for talent with attractive compensation packages (they pay a lot!) and exciting work environments with flexible work schedules. As you’re vying to be at-bat for a hot tech company, “tricking your way” into a job offer might sound like a good idea, but it’s one…

Ken Mazaika

The Firehose Project Alumni Panel

There are a number of different steps that bridge the gap between being able to code, and signing your first job offer. The natural progression is: Learning to code Applying to positions Getting an interview Getting an offer Accepting the offer Working as a developer Getting your next job Navigating the transition between each stage…

Ken Mazaika

Crafting the Perfect Cover Letter

A cover letter is probably the only thing more important than your resume. Here’s how to make the perfect one. It’s pretty well known that the only thing more important than having a solid resume, is having a solid cover letter. Most of the time, your resume will be something that’s static – it’s not…

Ken Mazaika

How to Hack Networking and Start Coding for a Living

When you start out, you’ll have no job, no professional experience, no proven track record, and likely very few connections in the industry. Things will change rapidly after you land your first position, but getting it takes some work. That’s where networking comes in. Networking is a bit of a dirty word. People associate networking…

Marco Morawec

Reverse-Engineering the Perfect Coding Bootcamp Strategy

Coding bootcamps are here to stay. The leading coding bootcamps reshape the way we learn highly valuable technical skills in a faster, better and more relevant way. But finding those leading coding bootcamps is difficult.  Because we don’t want you to waste your time with finding black sheep that have white fur, we reverse-engineered the…

Marco Morawec