Each cohort has the opportunity to interact with successful developers, managers, project managers and even CEO’s from the industry to better understand what is expected of a great developer and how to best position themselves for employment at the conclusion of the program. Students from the recent cohort had the opportunity to pose any question they wanted to a seasoned developer that has been a frequent visitor to LearningFuze facility over the last couple of years.
That seasoned developer is Hector Parra, who is the Head of Engineering at Pivotshare; the world’s first open subscription video network. Hector’s experience speaks for itself as it spans from his computer science education at UCI to the startup world to more established companies in the Orange County area.
So what were the top nine questions asked by the students? Not sure why it is nine by the way, but that is how it came out! See if these are the same questions you have around world of web development.
- What is expected of a developer and junior developer pursuing employment?
- What is the right path to take, front end development, back end development or what is commonly referred to as “full stack?
- What is the right work culture for a new web developer entering the market?
- What is preferable; working for a startup, large company or somewhere in between?
- What is the better education approach; a bootcamp or a typical 4 year institution?
- What is impostor syndrome?
- What are hiring managers looking for in a candidate?
- What is the right tech stack to learn first?
- What do I need to know to be successful in the job search?
These questions and likely more are what each aspiring developer should be asking. The answers are more in depth than allows for in this blog. If you want answers to these questions than it is critical to find the right situation that can give you the guidance needed to make the right decisions whether that is a bootcamp, a mentor, college professor or colleague. Find someone you can trust to ensure you have a clear understanding of what it really means to be a successful, contributing developer! Stay tuned for answers to each of these questions in upcoming installments!