Lee Warrick and Edwin Otero explore what it's like to break into the Tech field as junior developers as well as how to stay up-to-date on new technology.
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What's it like to work in Tech?

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We're trying something new on the show

We're going to try doing some series/shorter episodes on topics with just Eddie and I. Don't worry, we'll still have interview episodes, just less often.

Breaking into the Tech Industry

Our first series is going to be on breaking into the tech industry. It's a tough thing to pull off in our opinion.

How do you convince an employer to hire you based off of a few dozen hours on freecodecamp or in a bootcamp?

Before we dive into the actual transition though, this week we want to talk about the job itself.

Is the tech industry really for you?

Before you go drop money on a bootcamp, let's talk about what our day-to-day is like, the office culture, and all about meetings. So many meetings.

Eddie and I love working in tech, but it's not for everyone, and that's OK! We just think everyone should really think about it and do their research before making big life changes.

Show Notes:

  • 1:01 - Intro
  • 1:59 - What's it like to work in tech?

    • Is there free soda and cereal?
    • Are there funny chairs?
    • Is it like the movie Hackers?
  • 5:53 - If you're a nerd, you've come to the right place

    • Your coworkers are probably awesomely nerdy too
  • 7:31 - Meetings. So many meetings 😭

    • Scrum ceremonies
    • Cross-team meetings
    • All-hands/company meetings
  • 12:08 - What's it like to actually code for work?

    • Do you like puzzles?
    • Do Rabbit Holes seem enticing?
  • 16:58 - Programmers are DIY people
  • 19:06 - Nerd Minute

    • Hi-Score Girl

      • Whatever happened to Arcade Games?
    • Time Crisis 2
    • Dance Dance Revolution
    • Whatever happened to Arcade Games?
    • Time Crisis 2
    • Dance Dance Revolution
    • Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2045
    • Reboot
    • Ghost in the Shell vs the live action movie adaptation
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