Are you interested in becoming a Software Developer but don’t know where to start?  Dave, Sarah, Victor and Matt discuss the mindset needed to be a developer along with some resources to get you started.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Hour of Code –
Pluralsight –
Code School –
Lynda –
Hello World (unfortunately out of print now) –
Manning Publications –
BridgeTroll (RailsBridge and other events) –


Stay tuned after the episode for outtakes from the opening of episode six.

Dave, Pat and Victor are joined by Kieth Manecke, Tommy Adeoye, Elijah King, Sophia Arnold, David Kolesar, Corey Whaley and Topher Benjamin.  These seven apprentices started with The Software Guild in our August 2016 cohort and were kind enough to sit down with us and discuss their experiences on graduation day.

Dave, Sarah, Victor, Pat and Morgan complete the live panel discussion with their apprentices at The Software Guild in Akron.  Listen to episode 10 for the first part.

Our Dev Coaches recently sat down with their apprentices at The Software Guild in Akron, OH to discuss the role of Architects and Architecture in the industry.  This episode contains part one of this discussion.  The panel was made up of Dave Balzer, Sarah Dutkiewicz, Victor Pudelski, Pat Toner and Morgan Willi

In this episode, the coaches are joined by Pat Toner, Randall Clapper, and Matt LoPiccolo to discuss strategies to be more productive and maintain our mental health.  The discussion ranges from common perceptions in the industry about developer productivity to Gaming.  As usual, there are plenty of humorous antics from Pat to keep the mood light.

Scott Certain, an alumni of The Software Guild, comes back after four months on the job to talk about kicking off your career.  Dave, Victor, and Sarah are joined by show regulars Pat and Matt to discuss with Scott his experiences starting out as a Jr Developer.

This week, Dave, Sarah, Victor and Pat sit down with John Manilla, Matt LoPiccolo, and Prabhjot Grewal to talk about the dreaded interview.  For many this is a scary process, but it shouldn’t be.  Join us as we discuss ways to own your interview and land that first job.

Dave, Sarah, & Victor sit down with Pat Toner, Randall Clapper and Scott Campbell to discuss polyglot programming.  We define what a polyglot is, attempt to answer the question of whether as developers we should be a polyglot or not, and discuss language wars.  Join us for a fun discussion.

Dave, Victor and Sarah talk with four of the recent graduates of The Software Guild to see what it takes to get through the program and what experiences each of them will walk away with. We are very pleased to have Mike Synk, Brendan Fitzpatrick, Shoshanna Barnett, and Scott Campbell with us for this discussion.

We are joined again this week by Michael Vanderpool and Pat Toner.  We tackle the issue of imposter syndrome and how to deal with it as a software developer.