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Courses and Tutorials that Meet Bootcamp Grads Where They Are

Build on what you know

Bootcamp grads, whether employed or not, are in a unique position. Most of you have gone from zero coding experience to building complex software in a matter of months. Without the context of a CS degree or just longer term exposure to software development, it can be difficult to step outside of the tools and patterns that you were taught in your program. Courses and tutorials often assume more experience or fundamental training than you have, which can make it difficult to find your way in and relate the material to what you already know.

I'm changing that with training materials designed to meet you where you are, filling in gaps in fundamental understanding, and building effectively on the knowledge you already have.

“I had the privilege of being a student of Ben's, for a time-- he is an extraordinarily thoughtful and effective teacher.”
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Jonathan Kurinsky

Free Monthly Webinars

These are focused, interactive lectures providing an accessible entry point for bootcamp educated software developers. Some of the topics covered include Test Driven Development, Webpack, and Debugging Strategies.

Combined with daily tips and short lessons by email leading up to the webinars, you'll begin to understand software development at a whole new level.

Next Webinar: Webpack

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“You have a gift for teaching, Ben. Like John O'dell of the baseball hall of fame says, his purpose as an educator is not to fill a bucket. It's to light a candle. That's something you're good at.”
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Mike Walker

New Course!

Debugging Strategy and Tactics

Making sense of your code when things don't go as planned

This is a course for early to mid-career software developers who are intimidated, frustrated, or confused by the process of debugging their code. With a minor change in mindset and simple script that can be applied to any defect, you'll be able to keep track of what you know, what you don't know, and where to go next when tracking it down

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Exceptions Welcome

The podcast for coding bootcamp grads

Collin Miller and I taught together for several years. With our quarter of a century of combined self-taught experience, there were many, many things we were not able to fit into the time we had with our students. This is our way of extending those lessons.

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“⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ben and Collin are knowledgeable and down to earth, and is up there with the top tech podcasts I listen to...If your looking to get into software development or are currently an entry level developer this podcast is essential listening.”
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Daily Email Tips

Join hundreds of your bootcamp peers. Receive daily tips and lessons to help you think and work like a professional.

Some nice words about me

“...technical brilliance and genuine human caring...”

Ben has that incredibly well-tuned balance of teaching ability/experience, technical brilliance, and genuine human caring that genuinely set him apart. You will always feel not just respected, but emboldened… willing to make mistakes and learn from them. This is absolutely crucial, in my opinion, leading to better retention and a deeper understanding.

“He is an extraordinarily thoughtful and effective teacher.”

I had the privilege of being a student of Ben's, for a time-- he is an extraordinarily thoughtful and effective teacher.

“...understood when to step back to have us connect the dots...”

Ben was able to break down complex concepts into manageable chunks that were much easier to understand. He’s very knowledgeable, and was able to share relevant stories from his own past and learnings. Most importantly, Ben understood when to lean in to provide guidance and when to step back to have us connect the dots ourselves.

“...most amazing instructor ever...”

Ben is a most amazing instructor ever met. He is not just giving an answer, but guide students to think right direction, something missing or finding and fix bugs. He gives specific, practical advice whenever I need help.

“...he knew how to respectfully interact and stimulate learning.”

He was always allowing us to make mistakes and firing back thoughtful questions about our choices. With a wide range of skill levels in the class, from novice to intermediate, he knew how to respectfully interact and stimulate learning.

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