Why The Firehose Project Beats Bloc.io

Choosing the right coding bootcamp can be hard; even if you’ve read our definitive guide to choosing an online coding bootcamp, you still have to make a final choice and pull the trigger. Tate Price, one of our recent Firehose Project graduates, had to make that same decision several months ago. After Tate and I jumped…

Marco Morawec

When the heck did learning to code become cool?

If you, like me, became a software engineer before the Internet was at scale— back in the good-old-days when AOL was spamming our physical mailboxes with CDs —  you may not appreciate how becoming a software developer has dramatically changed. Although the Internet has made our lives collectively easier, the dynamic of learning to program is…

Ken Mazaika

The Only Thing Between You and a New Job as a Junior Web Developer

Everyone looking to get a junior web developer job and transition careers should be intimately familiar with the technical interview process.  Especially, since the technical interview is likely the only thing between you and a fulfilling career as a web developer. Even for career switchers with plenty of prior interview experience the technical interview is very different from any…

Ken Mazaika

The Key To Accelerating Your Coding Skills

When you learn to code, there is a moment when everything begins to change. At Firehose, we like to call this the inflection point of coding. After this phase, the way you operate as a developer will be dramatically different. Building up to the inflection point is the process of becoming self-sufficient in programming, to the point…

Ken Mazaika

11 Signs it’s Time to Switch Careers

How many times have you found yourself complaining about your job? Sure, we’ve all had those days staring at the clock, counting down the minutes until we can leave the office. But if correctly calculating the number of seconds until you can go home was the most productive thing you did all day, it might be time to look…

Ken Mazaika

FirehoseProject Graduate Interview: Erin Kim

Recently we interviewed FirehoseProject graduate, Erin Kim, to hear more about her experience with the program and how it helped her change her career path. Before entering our 12-week coding bootcamp, Erin studied Art History at the University of Marlyand. Following graduation she worked at J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, a marketing communications firm in New…

Firehose Team