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What Amazon HQ2 decision makers didn't know about Cincinnati
Last week, an article in the Business Courier described the reasons Cincinnati did not make the short list of cities for Amazon’s HQ2. Chief among these was a lack of tech workers to fill the jobs that Amazon’s HQ2 would bring. This is by no means a new or surprising...
My Software Development Apprenticeship
The story about my first gig as a self-taught developer. I started my apprenticeship at one of the biggest companies in the world about 2 months before I started typing this (I started on June 12th, 2017). The experience has been very positive, and negative in a positive way… I’ll...
Apprenticeship: From Clinical to Computer Science
Hello! I’ve been a Gaslight apprentice for four months now, and it’s great! I could not have asked for a better introduction into this field than an apprenticeship. I’m a functional member of a team of seasoned developers, learning from them every day. Additionally, I work with a fellow apprentice...
Apprenticeship: Building to Something Bigger
Just a little over two years ago, I was living clear on the other side of the world. I was in Japan, working as a translator, and I had just begun working as a freelancer full-time. I had zero experience with programming and admittedly computer illiterate at the time. Still,...
Value of Gaslight Culture: Trust is Everything
We’re back with the second installment of the “Value of Gaslight Culture” series! In this blog series, we’re taking a deeper look at all five of our core values and how they make us better individuals and Gaslighters. If you missed the first one, you can catch it here. This...
DevBuilders: What We've Learned From Our First Year of Apprenticeship
A little over a year ago, we started the DevBuilders apprenticeship program. Our mission was and is simple: to welcome people into the field of software development. I’d like to share what we’ve learned over the past year. Choose your own adventure. There have never been as many paths to...