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What is a full-stack developer?

06 Mar 2020 Matej Ramuta

What is a full-stack developer?

Short answer: As a full-stack (web) developer we think of a person who does all the aspects of web development: front-end, back-end, configuring a server and deploying code to it. A full-stack developer is kind of a “one-man-band” which is especially useful for smaller web applications or smaller startups where one person can handle all the technical stuff. But even bigger companies prefer full-stack developers - not because they would want one person to handle everything, but because it’s ...

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Coworking space in the heart of the Village of Zionsville

06 Mar 2020 Miha Fabjan

Coworking space in the heart of the Village of Zionsville

zWORKS is an Indy-based coworking place in the heart of the Village of Zionsville. We decided to ask the team a couple of questions so that SmartNinja students and anyone else interested in joining a coworking space can learn more about the place. Hi, please briefly describe your coworking space. Where is it located and what are the best ways to reach it? We have 2 locations in the heart of the Village of Zionsville. Our original location on Cedar St. has open collaborative areas, 2 offices an...

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Meet a coworking place with arguably the best view in Indy

03 Mar 2020 Miha Fabjan

Meet a coworking place with arguably the best view in Indy

Hi, please briefly describe your coworking space. Where is it located and what are the best ways to reach it? Cowork 1010 is located on the top floor of the first building of the iconic Indianapolis Pyramids. We created the space to be more than just a simple coworking studio, it was created to be a welcoming atmosphere and culture that you can look forward to walking into every day. How many coworkers can your place host? How many desks/spaces are “fixed” and how many flexible? Our entire sp...

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SmartNinja Instructor Cody: Learning to code is a marathon, not a sprint

02 Mar 2020 Miha Fabjan

SmartNinja Instructor Cody: Learning to code is a marathon, not a sprint

Meet Cody, a former amateur circus performer, now a software engineer in Indianapolis. He told us that learning to code is a marathon and not a sprint. We couldn't agree more! :) Cody is our new SmartNinja coding instructor in Indianapolis, Indiana. Learn more about him in the interview below. Hey, please tell us who you are and what do you do :) Hi! I’m Cody, an athletic nerd who currently works as a Principal Software Engineer at IUPUI. How does your usual day look like? I like to wa...

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Michael: I just love coding and like to pass on that joy when I can

03 Feb 2020 Miha Fabjan

Michael: I just love coding and like to pass on that joy when I can

Meet Michael Kohlmann, a software developer and our new SmartNinja coding instructor at SmartNinja Milwaukee. Learn more about him in this interview. Hey, please tell us who you are and what do you do :) Hi, my name is Michael Kohlmann. I am a software developer for a company in the “Leisure Travel” industry. We have created a platform that a lot of major airlines and travel companies use for selling vacation packages. We are the largest vacation-supplier in the world... that you’ve never he...

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Joey: Kindness goes a long way, especially in software development

21 Jan 2020 Miha Fabjan

Joey: Kindness goes a long way, especially in software development

Meet Joey Zielinski, a software developer and our new SmartNinja coding instructor at SmartNinja Indiana. Learn more about him in this interview. Hey, please tell us who you are and what you do. My name is Joey Zielinski and I’m a software developer based in Indianapolis. I have mostly been working on a web app for the company I work for, writing a lot of Python code. How does your usual day look like? My time at work is spent working on new features, fixing bugs, mentoring peers (and askin...

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Interview: SmartNinja Instructor who met Tommy Wiseau

20 Jan 2020 Miha Fabjan

Interview: SmartNinja Instructor who met Tommy Wiseau

Jarred thinks coding is a beautiful art that gives ordinary people the power to be magicians. We couldn't agree more! :) He is a full-time Data Engineer and our new SmartNinja coding instructor in Milwaukee, WI. Learn more about Jarred in the interview below. Hey, please tell us who you are and what you do. My name is Jarred Glaser and I am a Data Engineer at a large company in Milwaukee, WI. How does your usual day look like? Most of my days consist of using different data tools and techn...

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Is coding the new literacy?

08 Jan 2020 Smart Ninja

Is coding the new literacy?

These days, basically every grownup can read and write. But it wasn’t always like that. A thousand years ago, most people were farmers, and to be a farmer, you didn’t need to be literate. The few people who could read were usually priests, monks, royalty, and professional writers (usually employed by royalty). Being able to read as an ordinary person a thousand years ago is like being able to code in today’s world. People view it as some sort of magic. In the future, I believe coding will ...

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Mark Dalnodar: Take chances and don't be afraid to fail!

27 Nov 2019 Miha Fabjan

Mark Dalnodar: Take chances and don't be afraid to fail!

Intelligent and seriously funny, Mark Dalnodar is a Brew City co-founder and senior account executive. Alongside Amanda and Dan, we credit Mark for helping elevate Brew City Marketing from a humble outfit servicing a handful of clients to the organization it is today: a trusted name in Milwaukee marketing with over 500 clients and a perfect rating on Google. Mark’s days are spent handling finances, managing account relations and meeting clients in and out of the office. Beyond sales, Mark...

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Is there any alternative to coding bootcamps?

23 Nov 2019 Matej Ramuta

Is there any alternative to coding bootcamps?

If you’re asking yourself this question, then you probably already know what a coding bootcamp is. But let’s quickly sum up the coding bootcamp concept so that we surely are on the same page. What is a coding bootcamp A coding bootcamp is a type of educational program that most often takes place in-person in a classroom (it’s not an online course). And it requires you to commit to it full-time: 8 hours per day and 5 days per week for 3 months straight. The purpose of a coding bootcamp is to t...

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