Interview with Matthew Ehrlich

Graduate Updates is a dialogue style series that we created as a way to spend more time chatting with our graduates and get a peek into their lives after Firehose. In each update, we share the details of these conversations and give you the opportunity to get to know our students a little better. This…

Jenna Wang

Interview with David Swanson

Graduate Updates is a dialogue style series that we started as a way to spend more time chatting with our graduates and to get a peek into their lives after Firehose. In each update, we share the details of these conversations and give you the opportunity to get to know our students a little better.…

Jenna Wang

Announcing Our Partnership with Codeship

We’re very excited to announce our new partnership with Codeship, which will give Firehose students free access to its service. Codeship is a hosted Continuous Integration and Delivery service that helps development teams at companies like Product Hunt, CNN, and InVision ship their apps with confidence. All Firehose students in our full program will get the…

Ken Mazaika

11 Programmers Who Changed The Game

A lot has changed in programming over the past few decades. Up until the mid-1970’s, programmers had to use physical punch cards to write programs. Thankfully, technology has rapidly evolved. In the process, programmers have been given the power to do some really amazing things. Today, with so much of the world dependent on technology, programmers…

Ken Mazaika

The Wrong Way To Learn To Code

Last week, a prospective student approached me with a really profound question about learning to code. The question made me completely reevaluate my thoughts on how people can best learn. Here’s what he said: “Ken, my biggest fear is that I’m spending a ton of time learning to code in the incorrect way. In your…

Ken Mazaika

The Value of Mentorship When Learning to Code

My story starts on a cold August day in 2016. It had been a rough day at work. That night, I had seen one of the most horrific scenes in my tenure in public service as an EMT. I sat thinking about how much inefficiency there is in EMS technology that contributes to a delayed…

Elson Mathew