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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...
Apprenticeship: The Unexpected Journey
I’d been working on my first real programming job for two months when I heard back from Gaslight with this offer: move away from friends and family in Chicago for a temp position with a worse title and less pay. After five months here, I think accepting was one of...
Gaslight: Hello (Again)
2016 was a year of change for Gaslight. This change was especially meaningful to me because I’ve had the pleasure of serving as Gaslight’s CEO for the last 9 months. If you are already a friend of Gaslight’s you know that we have been delivering high quality software solutions, with...
Apprenticeship: One Day At A Time
Relax and have fun! That is my advice to the next person in my shoes. Some days I knew enough to make it five minutes. Some days I knew enough to make it until lunch. Everyday that I learned something and made somebody laugh, I knew I was on the...
What We’ve Learned From Gaslight Apprenticeship Program Iteration One
Almost 6 months ago we partnered with a client to launch an apprenticeship program. The finish line is in sight for the first set of apprentices, so it seemed like a great time to share what we’ve learned so far. We’ve learned a ton: more than will fit into a...
Why Developers Turn Down Your Job Offers
You need tech talent to drive your business forward, but there isn’t exactly a herd of developers beating down your door. In fact, it might feel like you’re getting turned down an awful lot. Is it your job ad? Your recruiter? Your company? Or are all those developers just spoiled...