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Helping Junior Developers Break In w/ Alex Booker

Recorded:
February 1, 2022
Released:
February 9, 2022
Modified:
February 9, 2022

In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with the host of the Scrimba podcast, Alex Booker for a conversation on junior developers, social media, and much more. Alex is a self-taught developer that transitioned into developer advocacy where he helps junior developers break into the industry for the first time. Additionally with that group the guys discuss using social media and feeling at odds with posting, or promoting, yourself.

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Show Notes

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt and Mike sit down with the host of the Scrimba podcast, Alex Booker for a conversation on junior developers, social media, and much more. Alex is a self-taught developer that transitioned into developer advocacy where he helps junior developers break into the industry for the first time. Additionally with that group the guys discuss using social media and feeling at odds with posting, or promoting, yourself.

Guest Introduction

Alex Booker is the host of the Scrimba podcast. He started his self taught career as a developer and transitioned quickly to developer advocacy with multiple companies. Alex uses his experience breaking into the industry to help others do the same. His podcast focuses on interviewing junior devs that have just broken in, as well as industry leaders to give listeners a wide spectrum of information to help with their journey.

The Scrimba Podcast
Alex Booker's Twitter

Show Notes

  • Tell us about your journey into the industry, what was it like being a junior developer when you broke in vs now?
  • Is there one piece of advice that helps all or is it always dependent on the person?
  • When talking to Junior developers that have just broken in, is there something common between them all? (in terms process, tenacity, personality)
  • Are there any stories that stand out from the juniors you’ve spoken to?
  • We like to provide a real outlook on the industry, what are the negatives of the job searching process that juniors should be aware of?
  • Scrimba seems to be focused on helping people break in. What drew you to joining them?

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