October 19, 2016

Networking

As someone transitioning into a new industry, it is vitally important to network and gain contacts. You may think that this is difficult to do but really it is quite easy. Check local facebook groups,
September 2, 2016

Books

I have written a number of posts on the value of using various strategies and techniques to learn like audiobooks and programming apps. However, this doesn't mean that there isn't value to traditional
September 1, 2016

Colloboration: Two heads are better than one

One of the big misunderstandings that the average person has about programming that it is a solo endeavor, when in reality it is very much a team sport. The idea of a single person sitting in front of
September 1, 2016

Github: Git er done

One of the first things you should do in your path to getting a programming job is create a GitHub account. GitHub is a fabulous site which you can use to store your code and collaborate with others. Virtually
August 31, 2016

Dedicated time

In a previous post I wrote about the importance of optimizing your time by utilizing tools such as podcasts and programming apps. While these are definitely excellent ways to supplement your learning and
August 31, 2016

Optimizing your time

One of the most common complaints people have when trying to learn new skills or transition into a new industry is that they don't have the time to learn. People will talk about wanting to move into the
August 30, 2016

The big tent

There are many people who feel stuck or creatively unfulfilled in their current positions. There are also many who are unable to decide what career direction to follow. For many of these people, a job
August 29, 2016

Hello World

“Hello World”. I’ll begin this blog with the same 2 words all programming tutorials start. No doubt you have seen these two words dozens of times. As I said in the mission statement on this blog