Code School Resources

A collection of resources to help you navigate your code school experience and tech career.

Code School Talks from Morgan Lopes
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Code School Talks from Morgan Lopes

I gave my first tech talk to a code school cohort in 2014. Since then, I've been working to refine a library of live presentations. My goal is to provide engaging, actionable content that helps early-stage engineers at key parts of their journey. Over the years, I've delivered the following

Tech Talks for Code Schools
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Tech Talks for Code Schools

In addition to Code School book, we have a series of presentations we have given throughout our years in tech. They cover the spectrum of an engineer's professional experience. We recycle the presentations regularly during our Meetup, Code School Community. A Day in the Life of a DeveloperWhat is daily

Building a Compelling Portfolio
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Building a Compelling Portfolio

These resources are part of a 1-hour presentation to help software engineers and developers improve their portfolios. Checkout our meetup to catch this topic and more. Claim Your ProfilesPopular Online Profiles in Technology LinkedinGithubTwitterMediumProduct HuntRedditAngelListStackoverflowFacebookInstagramKeep Things Consistent NameBioPhotoUsernameTool for finding a unique username across many platforms: https://instantusername.com/ Improve

Contributors and Acknowledgements from Code School Book
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Contributors and Acknowledgements from Code School Book

First and foremost, we’d like to acknowledge our wives. Steph and Meg took a chance on us long before our careers were formed. Their patience and support continue to be a primary reason we are able to live our passions and interests. They endure all forms of scheming, ideation,

Full Guide to Creating Professional Values System
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Full Guide to Creating Professional Values System

Core Values. These are the underlying principles that safeguard your decisions. My core values, borrowed from the first company I started, are: create remarkable experiences, pursue excellence, not perfection, be effectively human, and go boldly forward.Purpose Statement. When presented with two great options, how will you choose between them?

Booklist for DE&I in Tech and Beyond (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)
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Booklist for DE&I in Tech and Beyond (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Excellent books exist about technology's spiral into homogeneity as well as other areas of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. The growing number of authors' voices in this arena are invaluable. Many reflect the lived experiences of those negatively impacted by industry deficits while others provide broader insights. The following list, references

Free Downloadable: Job Application Tracking
Spreadsheet
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Free Downloadable: Job Application Tracking Spreadsheet

Early in your career you will need to apply to a lot of opportunities to get your first job. If you don’t need a spreadsheet to track the volume of jobs you’ve applied to, you probably aren't applying to enough.  Getting a job is a numbers game. Managing

Book References from Code School Book (plus extras recommendations)
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Book References from Code School Book (plus extras recommendations)

There are endless books to help software engineers thrive. We've compiled a list of some of our favorites, mentioned in Code School Book. We have added a few extras that have informed our careers but didn't receive a direct reference. The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Flow by