Monthly Archives: September 2014

Ep. 3 – Code Couple w/Felicia and Jamal O’Garro



After just two months of teaching themselves to code, Felicia and Jamal O’Garro got paid to build and fix other people’s websites. And soon after that, they started Code Crew, the community that’s taught over two thousand people how to code in just a year and half. We talk about what it’s like to work as a couple, how they discovered tech, and how they used their coding passion to build a thriving community of learners.

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Ep. 2 – Code Like A Boss w/Brian Douglas



Brian Douglas, rails developer at Izea and graduate of the Bloc program, shares his story of learning to code and finding a job in 7 months, while also getting his MBA, working full time, running the online study group, Ruby Newbies, and having a young son at home. We talk about the different tools he used to learn how to code, how he landed his first programming job, and there may or may not be some unexpected singing.

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Ep. 1 – Bootcamps, Water Coolers, and Hiring Devs (w/Carlos Lazo)



Carlos Lazo, software developer at Time Inc. and graduate of the programming bootcamp, the Flatiron School, shares his unique programming experiences in the first episode of the CodeNewbie podcast. We talk about working in hardware and software, the difference between studying computer science and actually being an engineer, what he’s learned from leading recruitment and interviewing over 100 engineers, and why after all that, he decided to attend a three-month bootcamp to become a web developer.

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