Tech Jr

Lee Warrick and Edwin Otero

Thinking of pursuing a career as a programmer? Lee Warrick and Edwin Otero explore what it's like to break into the Tech field as junior developers as well as how to stay up-to-date on new technology.

All Episodes

Hiroko Nishimura joins us to talk about learning AWS as a newbie.

Nov 18

1 hr 1 min

Colby Fayock joins us to talk about JAMstack, teaching, and React projects you can make for a portfolio.

Mar 12

52 min 20 sec

We recommend code boot camps as a valid path into Tech often, but we're both boot camp success stories. Are we unfairly biased?

Feb 26

52 min 53 sec

We've been developers for over two years! Hear how things have changed for us in 2020 and beyond.

Feb 12

1 hr 23 min

Roy Jossfolk returns this week to talk about practical SEO for developers.

Nov 2020

1 hr 14 min

Sam Julien returns this week to talk about what it's like to be a developer advocate.

Sep 2020

1 hr 12 min

Part 5 of Breaking into the Tech Industry: Why your attitude matters. There's a lot of juniors out there that are just too salty

Aug 2020

37 min 27 sec

Part 4 of Breaking into the Tech Industry: Strategies for Conquering the Job Search

Aug 2020

40 min 1 sec

Part 3 of Breaking into the Tech Industry: Putting your best foot forward with a good Resume and Portfolio

Aug 2020

40 min 42 sec

Part 2 of Breaking into the Tech Industry: How should you learn? Does it matter if you do a bootcamp instead of getting a college degree?

Aug 2020

41 min 51 sec

Part 1 of Breaking into the Tech Industry: Is working in tech right for you? Lee and Eddie break down what it's like to work as developers.

Jul 2020

34 min 34 sec

Recruiter Javier Dutan joins us this week to offer his perspective on hiring, and hiring juniors specifically, during the COVID pandemic.

Jul 2020

1 hr 15 min

Sam Julien, dev advocate for Auth0 joins us to explain authentication strategies for early career devs, as well as GraphQL

May 2020

1 hr 8 min

Will Johnson returns to share his success since we last spoke on the show. We talk about Will's work at Egghead, learning Ruby, and how his life has changed since breaking into the tech industry.

May 2020

1 hr 17 min

Alex Hrybyk, aka SharpFives joins us this week to talk about game development in JavaScript with PhaserJS. Alex not only does the code, but the music and art for his games; we dig into his entire game production process.

May 2020

1 hr 14 min

We talked to Netflix Engineer Michelle Brenner about Salary negotiation this week. We cover strategies for documenting your performance, when to go outside the review process, and when to think about jumping ship. We also talk about backend development, Python, and AWS.

May 2020

1 hr 11 min

Gant Laborde joins us this week to talk about the lastest and greatest in AI/ML, his new course kickstarter, and more.

Apr 2020

1 hr 27 min

When you first start out in the tech industry, your first job might not be that great. Fullstack Developer Stephen Santiago joins us this week to give advice on how to make the best of a bad situation and get the most out of a job, even if you're not super excited about it.

Apr 2020

1 hr 7 min

IoT (Internet of Things) and DevOps are difficult concepts to wrap your head around. This week Orlando IoT's organizer and DevOps extraordinaire Jared Porcenaluk joins us to explain what IoT and DevOps are, and how to get into either area.

Apr 2020

1 hr 29 min

Code Reviews are a scary thing for a lot of developers. Senior Engineer Marko Markovich joins us this week to talk about the code review process and how to handle is as a junior developer. We talk about what to expect, how to handle constructive vs destructive criticism, and bike-shed over variable names.

Apr 2020

1 hr 14 min

Jayson Phillips is a self-proclaimed graduate of the University of Barnes and Noble. This week we talk to Jayson about working for a bootcamp, learning to code, and dig into some fun tech like flutter, Golang, and Rust.

Apr 2020

1 hr 8 min

This week we're talking all about personal finance with CFP Lucas Casarez. Lots of developers know plenty about technology, but how much do you know about budgeting, investments, and paying off debt? Lucas walks us through some specific advice on how you can give your self financial peace of mind.

Mar 2020

1 hr 27 min

When you picture tech conferences, you probably think about huge convention centers and thousands of attendees, big name speakers, and more. But what about smaller, local conferences? This week we explore the differences between attending big and small conferences.

Mar 2020

48 min 43 sec

CFP Land Creator Karl Hughes joins us this week to talk about why you should consider speaking at conferences and how to accomplish that goal.

Mar 2020

1 hr 9 min

React Native is a powerful tool that lets you write JavaScript/React to create Mobile apps. RN expert Jamon Holmgren joins us to explain how to learn React Native.

Mar 2020

1 hr 10 min

Dylan Israel joins us this week to share TypeScript tips, lessons learned in building a following, and how to manage multiple side projects.

Feb 2020

1 hr 9 min

This week we talk about mental health and self-care. Rahat Chowdhury joins us to discuss how to manage depression, impostor syndrome, and avoid burnout during the job search and your career.

Feb 2020

58 min 43 sec

Chris Arter learned to code one Summer in a Florida garage with no AC, no Wifi, and no money. This week we hear how Chris turned his life around during hard times.

Feb 2020

1 hr 31 min

Front-end testing is a notoriously difficult subject to study, so we got a notorious teacher. This week senior front-end engineer Tomasz Łakomy walks us through the basics of front-end testing and explains the importance of writing tests for your code.

Feb 2020

1 hr 11 min

Have you heard of Advent of Code? It's one of the most challenging collection of programming puzzles out there. So naturally, Lee got suckered into trying it. To up the ante, he decided to do it in Python, which he is not very good at.

Jan 2020

58 min 11 sec

Jason Lengstorf is a Gatsby alumni, Netlify developer advocate, and all-around great guy to talk to. We grill him about how he went from rock band member to rockstar developer (sorry), working with the JAMstack, selling vacuums door-to-door, and how to get a great start as a developer.

Jan 2020

1 hr 28 min

This week we talk to Gatsby learning team member Kyle Gill on how he became a web developer, and how you can apply what Kyle learned on his journey to your own job search and career.

Jan 2020

1 hr 33 min

Have you ever wondered what goes into running a tech conference? Brian Rinaldi joins us to talk about event organizing and being a developer advocate.

Jan 2020

1 hr

Lee and Eddie talk about their accomplishments and achievements in 2019, as well as resolutions and goals for 2020.

Dec 2019

32 min 28 sec

Author and Lecturer Dr. Ana Bell tells us all about teaching python to college students that have never coded before, as well as how she would approach teaching her parents to program.

Dec 2019

1 hr 3 min

Eddie's Boot Camp instructor Howard Salter joins us this week to talk about his story as a developer turned soldier turned developer, as well as his experiences teaching boot camp students in-person and online.

Nov 2019

1 hr 19 min

Vue Mastery Creator Gregg Pollack joins us this week to share his journey in creating multiple successful Orlando startups, as well as a sneak preview of Vue 3.

Nov 2019

1 hr 29 min

This week Irma Mesa joins us to talk about working from home, product management, and giving back to the community. Listen to her story and learn about how she helps her company make their best product possible... from home!

Nov 2019

1 hr 5 min

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a job working with Node? Are you a front-end developer wondering what back-end development is like? Phil Palmieri walks us through the challenges he faces as a Node developer as well as what he looks for in new hires for his team.

Nov 2019

1 hr 11 min

The only thing developers are worse at than pseudocoding is prototyping. Marisa Morby walks us through designing our apps and tells us how she approaches user research both at Gatsby and for personal projects. Then we talk about public speaking and Terry Pratchett.

Oct 2019

1 hr 23 min

PHP powers a lot of the internet, but developers love to hate on PHP. Matt Stauffer, author of 'Laravel Up and Running' wants to change that. Matt tells us how to avoid the pitfalls of learning PHP and the best way to get started learning.

Oct 2019

1 hr 28 min

Do the terms "Passion" and "Culture Fit" make you confused and slightly annoyed when you ask what an employer is looking for in a new hire? We dig into what those things mean and what hiring managers really want in a candidate. Then, Ledge and Megan tell us how to convey those things through our resumes and Linkedin profiles.

Oct 2019

1 hr 34 min

Lee and Eddie are celebrating their one year anniversaries in the tech industry! What have they learned, what surprised them, and what advice would they give their past selves?

Oct 2019

1 hr 15 min

Data Scientist Amelia Bennett is one part programmer, one part statistician, and one part ...fireball hurling mage? In this episode she walks us through what her role is as a data scientist, as well as how she employs programming and machine learning to solve problems for businesses.

Oct 2019

55 min 1 sec

Jenell Pizarro is a local Orlando developer from humble boot camp origins that now leads her own team of front-end developers. We talk to her about her story, community involvement, and UX Microinteractions!

Sep 2019

1 hr 9 min

Mad Scientist Gant Laborde joins us to explain how you can get into Machine Learning with a little JavaScript knowledge, no math required. We answer what ML/AI is, how TensorflowJS fits in, as well as make a few Skynet jokes.

Sep 2019

1 hr 11 min

Will teaches us how to use Social Media to impress employers and build relationships, how to teach kids to code, and how he stays motivated to learn while juggling being a father of 6 and working 12-hour shifts at his factory job.

Sep 2019

1 hr 3 min

We dive into working with AWS and cloud architecture this week with Kurt Kemple, a developer advocate for AWS. Kurt teaches us about AWS Amplify and how to get started with AWS, and then shares his story about getting started in the Tech industry as an Ex-con.

Sep 2019

1 hr 12 min

Testing is tough. This week we have Senior Applitools Architect Gil Tayar on the show to explain the types of testing, why you should test, and how to test node without pulling your hair out.

Aug 2019

1 hr 5 min

Ever wondered what recruiters do or how they operate? We did. Mike Torres wants to transition to a developer career and was willing to take us behind the curtain of the recruiting world!

Aug 2019

1 hr 20 min