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.
- Digital Ocean (sponsor)
- MongoDB (sponsor)
- Heroku (sponsor)
- TwilioQuest (sponsor)
- RailsConf Talk on Reading Code (video)
- Bloc (online coding course)
- Ruby Rogues Podcast
- Blacksmith Turned Coder (book)
- Ruby Newbies (videos)
- The Well-Grounded Rubyist (book)
- 'Do This Before You Bloc' (blog post)
- Codeland Conf
- Codeland 2019
Brian Douglas, software developer at IZEA, husband, and father of an amazing 1 year old.