In this episode, Matt and Mike have a special guest on the show - Monarch Wadia. Monarch is an advocate for new developers running online hackathons among other events in countries all over the world. He also runs his own software development firm out of Toronto, Canada.
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Today, we're speaking with Monarch Wadia, an industry veteran and founder of Mintbean, an organization that has hosted over 150 events including hackathons, webinars, and workshops. These events have spanned over 100 campuses across 150+ cities internationally.
And while that's already a lot, Monarch is also the founder of Zero Projects a software development firm from Toronto, Canada.
5:00 - Should you attend programming events or buckle down and code on your own?
11:14 - Coding is a trade
16:20 - Jr. Developer Training (or lack there of)
23:50 - Budgeting time for company structural changes
27:39 - Senior vs Junior dev pay gap
33:20 - Legacy web agencies vs startups that use new tech
40:00 - The need for Cobalt and Fortran developers
43:10 - Interview techniques
50:00 - Does traditional education matter
55:50 - Mintbean Hackathons
61:04 - Jack of all trades, master of none
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