Model View Conversation

America's Premier Tech Education Podcast

About the show

Ben Gohlke and Brian Gates discuss how to get started and get ahead in the ever changing industry of software development. Current senior developers in their respective fields and former bootcamp instructors, Brian and Ben help to decipher the myriad options available to new engineers just starting out and how to navigate the educational and institutional challenges of the tech industry.

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  • Episode 4: Perspective & Autonomy

    October 15th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  39 mins 14 secs

    Ben and Brian ponder whether work/life balance is possible and if so, how to obtain it, particularly if you are new to the industry. Topics include: whether it's possible to have software development as a hobby if you already do that for your day job;...

  • Episode 3: Dev Team Assemble!

    October 1st, 2018  |  Season 1  |  52 mins 57 secs

    Ben and Brian discuss the pros and cons of working in groups as a junior developer. They continue by imagining the ideal characteristics of a group dynamic to foster juniors and build up their skills. Lastly, they give some advice on how to recognize and leave a bad dev team as well as some tips on how to build your online reputation.

  • Episode 2: Driving Stick and Bailing Hay

    September 17th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  49 mins 35 secs

    Ben and Brian discuss self learning in this episode. Topics include: being unafraid of experimentation with new languages and techniques, learning how to learn, and resources that help facilitate learning.

  • Episode 1: Who are We Exactly

    August 30th, 2018  |  Season 1  |  14 mins 50 secs

    We're on the air! It's been a long time coming (for us at least), but we've finally gotten all our i's crossed and t's dotted (we may have some work to do yet). Welcome to Model View Conversation, a tech education podcast devoted to those new to the tech industry, and those who sometimes wish they were. We'll be covering a lot of ground with the show, but this first one hopefully will allow us to tell you about ourselves and what we hope to accomplish with this crazy idea. Don't forget to subscribe in your podcast delivery device or app of choice to keep up with all the fun.