The Learning Developer's Podcast

We talk about everything from interview tactics, mindset tips, sticking to projects and more. We want to remove as much doubt from the ecosystem as possible and make you the most efficient, happy and practical developer you can be.

  • Benjamin Ha: MetaPlug CEO talks about how social media presence can boost your development journey

    <p>In this episode, Ben talks to us about how using Instagram and other platforms can allow you to build micro communities that look good to employers, give you a side income and be able to bring value to people who in your industry that you want to reach.</p>

  • Andrew Brown: CEO's Tips on Accelerating Your Career, Job Market Trends, Startup Mistakes and more

    <p>Andrew Brown, CEO of and seasoned developer joins us to talk about left-field tips for accelerating your career as a developer, some future job-market trends, mistakes to avoid making when running a startup, and we get into a bunch of stories that we hope will bring you loads of value and insight.</p>

  • Adam Barker: University Alternatives, Hireable Attributes, Making Career Jumps and Developer Mistakes

    <p>We had so much fun having Adam on - he has very well formed opinions on how the university system effectively fails developers by being too general and too lack-luster in its guidance, and as someone who has been in a technical director type of position for many years now, has some very specific advice for those looking to get into the industry, and even those already in the industry looking to make the jump to the next career level.</p>

  • Simon Rogers: Switching languages, bad managers, portfolio tips & much more

    <p>Simon Rogers is a full-stack developer of 15 years currently transitioning from PHP to C# in his latest career jump after working in the former for many years. He has some interesting perspectives on this, and many other things.</p><p>This includes a curve-ball strategy to make you extra hire-able by adding particular types of open-source packages to your portfolio, why taking criticism (with the right perspective) is actually the best thing for your career, how to effectively combat imposter syndrome and many other things.</p><p>We hope you can take away a lot from this episode, it was so much fun talking to Simon and let us know via Instagram, Twitter or your usual platforms what moments brought you the most value?</p>

  • The Exact Path From Beginner to Paid Front-end Web Developer

    <p>Are you trying to break into the tech industry? Is front-end web development something you'd consider as a career? </p><p>Matt lays out the exact path, A-Z, from researching what type of job you'd want, all the way through to the interview stage, the high level steps you need to take in order to get there, from any starting point.</p><p>It doesn't matter that we run bootcamps - we understand that 99.99% of our audience will never buy a product from us, so this one is for you - and even anyone considering buying one of our bootcamp experiences! Because you follow everything we talk about here, step by step, we would be very surprised if you couldn't get the front-end job you're looking for, <strong>without</strong> ever having needed to spend a penny</p>

  • George Hanson: Why Computer Science is Irrelevant & the #1 Tactic for Getting Hired

    <p>George Hanson is a full-stack web developer, currently working as an R&amp;D developer. He really pushes mindset and attitude above anything for becoming a successful developer.</p><p>We talk about a range of topics on how difficult learning can be if you don't have the right mindset, the most important thing we look for in a candidate when they've interviewed for the companies we've worked for, how not getting a computer science degree and being self taught can actually give you an edge and the number one thing you must do if you want to maximize your chances of getting hired.</p>

  • How to ace your tech interview and stay motivated on side projects

    <p>The interview process leaves most of us really doubting how we did. How can we truly know what the person on the other end wants to hear? Matt discusses, in his experience, what he and other hiring managers want to hear from you during the interview process.</p><p>He also talks about why most of us, at a certain point, get filled with self-doubt and lack of motivation during our side projects, and how to change that for good by improving our project selection process and being more self-aware.</p>