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Learn from inspiring developers about how they found meaningful and fulfilling work that that also pays them well. On The Scrimba Podcast, you'll hear motivational advice and job-hunting strategies from developers who've been exactly where you are now. We talk to developers about their challenges, learnings, and switching industries in the hopes of inspiring YOU. This is the podcast that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents.

The Scrimba Podcast Alex Booker

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Learn from inspiring developers about how they found meaningful and fulfilling work that that also pays them well. On The Scrimba Podcast, you'll hear motivational advice and job-hunting strategies from developers who've been exactly where you are now. We talk to developers about their challenges, learnings, and switching industries in the hopes of inspiring YOU. This is the podcast that provides the inspiration, tools, and roadmaps to move from where you are to work that matters to you and uniquely fits your strengths and talents.

    Talent Alone Is Not Enough: How Theo Changed Careers at 49 and Landed a Paid Web Dev Apprenticeship

    Talent Alone Is Not Enough: How Theo Changed Careers at 49 and Landed a Paid Web Dev Apprenticeship

    Meet Theo Ntogiakos 🇬🇧! Theo has just switched careers at the age of 49! Recently, he landed a paid apprenticeship and is currently attending a coding bootcamp. But before that, he learned on Scrimba!

    • 38 min
    What Are Company Values… and Why You Should Know Your Own, with Dave Mayer

    What Are Company Values… and Why You Should Know Your Own, with Dave Mayer

    Meet Dave Mayer 🇺🇸! Dave is a founder and CEO of Technical Integrity, a boutique recruiting firm famous for its culture-first approach. TI has worked with big companies like Twitter, as well as many mid-size startups. In this episode, you'll get a glimpse into the other side of recruiting. Dave explains his culture-first approach and why it benefits both you and the employer. You'll learn why it's important to know your values and how to make sure you find a company that aligns with them.

    • 37 min
    Take a Chance, Even If Things Sound Weird and You Don't Feel Ready: How Wemerson Learned to Code and Landed a Dream Job in a Web3 Startup

    Take a Chance, Even If Things Sound Weird and You Don't Feel Ready: How Wemerson Learned to Code and Landed a Dream Job in a Web3 Startup

    Meet Wemerson Queiroz 🇧🇷! Wemerson never thought he was going to become a developer. He started studying computer science, dropped out, and spent ten years working in sales because he wanted to earn money immediately. Ten years later, he realized he was unhappy (after all, money is not everything), learned to code, and got his first developer job in no time!

    • 30 min
    How to Create a Web Dev Portfolio That Both HR and Other Developers Will Love, with Josh Comeau

    How to Create a Web Dev Portfolio That Both HR and Other Developers Will Love, with Josh Comeau

    Meet Josh W. Comeau 🇨🇦! Josh is a developer, indie hacker, educator, and author. He worked in some companies you might have heard of (including, but not limited to, DigitalOcean, Gatsby, and Khan Academy). He also wrote a book on how to build an effective web dev portfolio. In this episode, we're answering that and many other questions! Spoiler alert: all the advice is actionable.

    • 44 min
    Interview Your Interviewers and Find Somebody Who Believes in Your Skills: How Jonathan Became a Developer in Three Months

    Interview Your Interviewers and Find Somebody Who Believes in Your Skills: How Jonathan Became a Developer in Three Months

    Meet Jonathan Gauthier 🇨🇦! Jonathan volunteered when the company where he worked needed somebody to figure out how to turn a Figma design into a website. The rest is history.

    • 33 min
    Nadia Zhuk: Anybody Can Code, and Your Background Doesn't Define You

    Nadia Zhuk: Anybody Can Code, and Your Background Doesn't Define You

    Meet Nadia Zhuk 🇧🇾! Nadia made a switch to coding from journalism at the age of 25. That decision has got her moving countries not once, but twice! Nowadays, she lives in London, works at Intercom, and helps aspiring developers. She's also written a book, Crossing the Rubycon, filled with practical advice and insider tips on learning to code and building a programming career.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

AnotherDK_ ,

Fantastic

This podcast is so great for people like me that are in the process of becoming a front end developer. I really like the topics and the stories people share on their journey to getting that first job. The enthusiasm and charisma of the host also contributes to the episodes. In essences it’s a motivating podcast that keeps me going. Thanks!

Tofuslasher ,

Top Notch

Great podcast for devs of all skill levels! They interview people across the whole range of career experiences/areas of interest and provide practical stories from the industry.

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