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Helping aspiring developers get jobs and junior developers grow. Raw and unfiltered conversations with industry professionals that dive deep into how developers can find success and growth in their careers.

DonTheDeveloper Podcast Don Hansen

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 13 Ratings

Helping aspiring developers get jobs and junior developers grow. Raw and unfiltered conversations with industry professionals that dive deep into how developers can find success and growth in their careers.

    Nucamp Coding Bootcamp Review In 2022

    Nucamp Coding Bootcamp Review In 2022

    Should you go to the coding bootcamp, Nucamp, in 2022? I brought 2 recent graduates and 1 person that just completed the backend program to help you answer that question. As usual, this is a no-BS review of the program. They shared their unfiltered experiences of the program. We went over the good AND the bad. Enjoy!

    Katy Senia (guest):
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/katydevelops
    Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/katydevelops
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/katydevelops

    Ross Gordon (guest):
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/rossagordon

    Christina Slocumb (guest):
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-slocumb
    Twitter - https://twitter.com/nyubossmom

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    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

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    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Let Me Live Podcast..My Life, My Rules! Ready to reach your personal development goals. Hit that subscribe button! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 55 min
    How To Escape Tutorial Hell (For Developers)

    How To Escape Tutorial Hell (For Developers)

    Have you ever finished a developer course, went to try and use what you learned to build something, and felt like you completely forgot everything you just learned? This is much more common than you think. Most importantly, it does NOT mean that you’re incapable of becoming a developer.

    You most likely got trapped in tutorial hell. In this podcast episode, I not only shared advice on how to escape this but also how to be as efficient with your learning as possible as you progress forward with your journey of learning how to code.

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    🤝  Join our junior friendly developer community:
    https://discord.gg/H69QqZ8MVJ

    🔥  Want more personalized help from me? Here are the paid mentorship and review services I offer:
    https://calendly.com/donthedeveloper

    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

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    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 24 min
    What I Loved And Hated About Being A Developer

    What I Loved And Hated About Being A Developer

    In this podcast episode, I shared my unfiltered experience of what being a developer has been like - emphasis on “unfiltered”. You’ve been warned.

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    🤝  Join our junior friendly developer community:
    https://discord.gg/H69QqZ8MVJ

    🔥  Want more personalized help from me? Here are the paid mentorship and review services I offer:
    https://calendly.com/donthedeveloper

    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

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    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Let Me Live Podcast..My Life, My Rules! Ready to reach your personal development goals. Hit that subscribe button! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 46 min
    Linkedin Tips For Aspiring Developers

    Linkedin Tips For Aspiring Developers

    LINKEDIN! It’s such an important social platform for aspiring developers, and quite the controversial one as well. Some people love it. Some people hate it.

    I think most developers actually use Linkedin very ineffectively. If you’re using it the wrong way and not getting much out of it, why would you like the platform? I get it.

    In this podcast episode, my goal is to solidify your strategy of using the platform to give yourself a competitive edge at landing that first dev job. I invited Shaily on, who has helped several people build up their Linkedin presence.

    We didn’t just dive into advice on how to present your Linkedin profile. We also shared resume tips, integrating your past experience with future dev jobs, networking tips, content creation tips, and even our frustrations with the platform. Enjoy!

    Shaily Hakimian (guest):
    Website - https://www.yoursocialmediasherpa.com
    Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsbk3e9sGJe7AK8hBhTmj8A
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/hakimian45

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    🤝  Join our junior friendly developer community:
    https://discord.gg/H69QqZ8MVJ

    🔥  Want more personalized help from me? Here are the paid mentorship and review services I offer:
    https://calendly.com/donthedeveloper

    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

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    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Let Me Live Podcast..My Life, My Rules! Ready to reach your personal development goals. Hit that subscribe button! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Are Coding Interviews ACTUALLY Broken?

    Are Coding Interviews ACTUALLY Broken?

    People are FRUSTRATED with the current state of coding interviews. Down with data structures and algorithm interviews! Why am I being tested ON THE SPOT in the interview, only to have my anxiety spike? Do hiring managers even know what the hell they’re doing!?

    We’ve landed on a controversial topic for sure in this video! I brought on 2 hiring managers and put them on the spot with many of the common concerns I’ve heard about the interview process. One has extensive experience training and hiring in the startup world. One has a tremendous amount of experience doing the same at FAANG companies.

    I think these 2 were the perfect people to bring on for this. I challenge them with many of these frustrations developers have. Both are VERY honest, so I hope you’re ready. They may challenge a couple of your assumptions about the hiring process. Try to keep an open mind during this episode. Enjoy!

    Scott Ferguson (guest):
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottferg

    Daniel Tomko (guest):
    Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/danieltomko

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    🤝  Join our junior friendly developer community:
    https://discord.gg/H69QqZ8MVJ

    🔥  Want more personalized help from me? Here are the paid mentorship and review services I offer:
    https://calendly.com/donthedeveloper

    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

    ---------------------------------------------------

    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Let Me Live Podcast..My Life, My Rules! Ready to reach your personal development goals. Hit that subscribe button! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Treat Your Web Development Portfolio Projects Like Products | Landing Page Tips

    Treat Your Web Development Portfolio Projects Like Products | Landing Page Tips

    Whether you’re an aspiring developer building out portfolio projects, or a software engineer building out their website or app in hopes to get users, an effective landing page will go A LONG WAY in helping convince users that what you’ve built is worth their time.

    A long time ago, we used to get away with just being code monkeys, but nowadays, being able to code is only part of your job. You’re not just a coder, you’re a problem solver.

    What problem are you solving? Well, you have to take the time to understand what problems people are having and what type of solutions could make those peoples’ lives easier.

    A secret that some of the higher quality bootcamps don’t share with you is that they teach their students to build products, not just random personal projects. Your portfolio projects should be driven around building something that solves at least one problem for someone and gives them the result they’re looking for. This demonstrates a user-centered mindset that is highly valued by almost any company.

    This is a different way of thinking for many software engineers, but this is key not only to exponentially increasing your value as a software engineer but also to making it much more likely that your side project could eventually bring in additional profit one day.

    Jennifer Westbrook (guest):
    Website - https://www.jenwestwriting.com/freebies

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    🤝  Join our junior friendly developer community:
    https://discord.gg/H69QqZ8MVJ

    🔥  Want more personalized help from me? Here are the paid mentorship and review services I offer:
    https://calendly.com/donthedeveloper

    ❤️  If you find my content helpful, please consider supporting me by becoming a channel member and get access to additional perks. Every little contribution helps and is actually used to pay my bills.
    https://www.patreon.com/donthedeveloper

    ---------------------------------------------------

    Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

    📚  Web development books and other products I recommend:
    https://www.amazon.com/shop/donthedeveloper
    The Master Delegator PodcastLearn how to delegate effectively and become the CEO of your business not an employee!Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify
    Let Me Live Podcast..My Life, My Rules! Ready to reach your personal development goals. Hit that subscribe button! Listen on: Apple Podcasts   Spotify

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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Guest to fan

You are making so much amazing content to help people in a vulnerable career transition. It’s clear you have the best interest of your audience in mind. I love how open you are to learning about tricky subjects. It’s a pleasure to be your guest on a future episode. Keep putting your heart into this. I am sure you are changing the careers and lives of your audience. Keep up the good!!

JenWestb ,

Value-packed podcast!

Don is a such an insightful host. He's truly in touch with what his audience needs to grow and thrive as developers. Don and his guests are so interesting and diverse in their backgrounds and experiences that there's something for everyone to learn, whether they're aspiring developers or developers looking to go to the next level.

Quiet Chrissy ,

Wonderful podcast!

Perspective students are drowning in a sea of options. I appreciate hearing from former students and founders. This podcast saved me money because I signed up for one, heard podcasts featuring graduates and the CEO, and made an informed decision to not attend the bootcamp.

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