7 Key Skills You’ll Develop Working in a Technical Team

Consider all the different types of software you use in everyday life: Facebook to see what your friends are up to, Google Chrome to browse the internet, Skype to contact friends and family, and Spotify to listen to music. Despite serving wildly different purposes, what do all these pieces of software have in common? The…

Ken Mazaika

Designing a New Training Platform — Our Next Journey

Welcome back to the new and improved product updates from Firehose, proudly headquartered in San Francisco, California. Our uniquely diverse team has remote teammates across three time zones in Michigan, Illinois, and New Jersey. With much excitement, our team shares the latest journey to design a new training platform. In this post, we will first…

Alec Babala

How to Optimize Your Time in the Developer Job Search

When you’re searching for your first job as a developer, there is one thing you can never get enough of. The time you have each day to find and apply to jobs, build your network, and keep your skills sharp is limited. You’ll want to use your time wisely, but it’s usually not obvious what…

Ken Mazaika

Writing A Review That “Pays-It-Forward”

She wrote this post to help bootcamp students and graduates write more informative reviews to help out future students.  When you started your bootcamp research, chances are you began by comparing programs online. Maybe you read through reviews on a site like SwitchUp, browsed posts on Medium, or even reached out to alumni through social media.…

Mary Bergeron

How I Tricked My Boss Into Hiring Me As A Developer

Shortly after college, I interviewed for my first position as a web developer.  I had a bit of experience writing desktop applications, but virtually no experience in web development. At the time I had a fascination with learning Ruby on Rails, so I started learning it for fun. This was around 2008 before Ruby on Rails was…

Ken Mazaika