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HackWeek involves a full week of project hacking, team activities, cooking meals together, and more!

Our company takes the idea of a “hackathon” to a whole new level: software engineers, UX designers, data engineers and scientists, product managers, project managers, and more come together to make our products better. People…


Based on my interview journey as a junior(ish) developer

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When I was approaching graduation from a software bootcamp in 2018, people always told me, “Your first job will be the hardest to find!”

For me personally, that turned out to be anything but true. I secured a job two days after graduation, and found the interview process extremely easy…


Trying to decide if you should work for a small start-up or vast conglomerate? Here’s a look at my experience at both

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I’ve had the opportunity to spend over a year as a software engineer at both a small startup (with 5 employees) and a Fortune 500 company (with over 10k employees) and have many thoughts on the advantages and disadvantages of each. While 1+ years isn’t much experience,

I’ve at least…


Learning to program in the midst of a startup

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The story of Octerra is one that is sometimes exciting, sometimes bitter, and unfortunately, very common. I worked at a startup from its conception through its end, where our funding ended up falling through, and there are a lot of things I learned in the process. …


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Anthony Bourdain. Kate Spade. Chester Bennington. Robin Williams. The list could go on and on. But the taboo of talking about mental illness and depression shouldn’t have to.

It seems, to me, that society has held this dark cloud over the topic of mental illness. We can talk quite a…


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When I first started my journey into learning to code, I hadn’t actually written a line in an editor before. I didn’t know anything about using the terminal. I honestly had no idea if I would even be interested in the skill. What really sent me off on this voyage…


I’m currently a full-stack student at Nashville Software School. This is a 6 month program (more on that in a bit) and my course is 3 months of front-end and 3 months of back-end. For the back-end, the language is JavaScript with Node.JS and a few other frameworks. No —…


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I don’t often talk about my time in law school. For many people who go through it, it’s just not that big of a deal after the fact. …


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It’s been a while since I’ve updated the world — I’ve had my head down at my new job (as a video producer at StudioNow) and kept things quiet for a while. It’s been nice to be busy and feel important again, especially after an aimless year in school that…

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