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Simple Programmer Podcast

The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez. John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills) Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more... That anyone can benefit from. Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.
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Jul 31, 2019

Simple Programmer is now BACK with a brand new YouTube Channel
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When leaving the workforce, whether it be to raise a child, take a break, or take care of a parent, the employment gap leaves hiring managers with questions.

One of their biggest questions: do you still have what it takes to be an integral part of their team? The answer often is yes, but how do you convince the employer to take a chance on an interview and potential career transition?

In today's video, we are going to talk about what programmers can do after a long time out of the workforce and how it can help you land your next job!

 

Jul 24, 2019

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Many bootcamps claim or imply that you can become a professional developer in three weeks, 12 weeks, or perhaps six months when you take their courses. But most of these 90%+ job placement claims are largely unaudited.

After years of helping students get through coding bootcamps, I know exactly their biggest mistakes.

You can expect to join a coding bootcamp and leave as a full programmer. You need to put in the work. You need to put in the practice. And this is where most aspiring developers fail.

Things, like holding yourself accountable, learning effectively and joining a peer group, are things that can help you in succeeding at a coding bootcamp.

If you really want to make the most out of your money after joining a coding bootcamp, then, this is the perfect video for you. I'll give you my 4 best tips after years of helping students succeed and become great programmers after joining a coding bootcamp.

Jul 18, 2019

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Blockchain is one of the hottest skills in tech right now.

Don’t believe me?

Hired.com’s 2019 State of Software Engineers report that shows that global demand for Blockchain developers is “through the roof”, growing at a rapid rate of 517% year over year!

Blockchain developers earn $155,000 per year on average in cities like San Francisco, and you’re more likely to earn higher pay in blockchain compared to other disciplines.

There’s even more good news: the blockchain workforce is highly distributed. That means you don’t necessarily have to live an a major tech hub like San Francisco to work for a blockchain business that operates in San Francisco. You can work remotely, which allows you command a “big city salary” while living in an area with a lower cost of living.

If you’re willing to work as a freelancer, you open up your earning potential even more. Many skilled developers can charge high hourly rates.

You might ask, “why are blockchain developers so highly paid?”

It’s a classic supply-and-demand problem.

There simply aren’t enough people with blockchain skills to satisfy the demand. Because the supply is small, and the demand is high, the price of compensation goes up.

How do you become a highly paid blockchain developer, then?

Thats exactly what me and Gregory, from Dapp University, will be talking about

Jul 10, 2019

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Being a new programmer means getting your word out there, sending your CV to a lot of different companies and hoping you'd get called.

However, the good news comes in: You've received two proposals. One for a startup and one for a big company.

How do you choose between both? What are the pros and cons of each programming job?

Both working for a startup and for a big company have its pros and cons.

If you're a newbie developer you might want the excitement of working different hats and working with cutting edge technologies, while, on the other hand, you might want the benefits of a big company like Google, Facebook, Amazon or even Intel.

How do you choose which programming job you should take? Is there anything you have to take into consideration?

Jul 3, 2019

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Have you ever shifted your mindset as a programmer when it comes to finding a programming job?

Picture this:

When I was starting out my career, I helped a lot of developers find programming jobs... Some of them, find the wrong ones.

Despite you thinking that you just need the money, there is much more into play when it comes to finding a programming job. One of the things I always say to my students is that you should look for a job that gives you fulfillment.

You need to ask yourself a few questions in order to really understand what you're getting into.

This is why I made a list of 13 questions to ask yourself to really know if you're looking for the programming job of your dreams.


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