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Apprenticeships

Did you know that we’ve run an apprenticeship program for years? This is where you’ll find our ides for passing on the art of building great software.

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In November, our most recent apprentice, Maria St Louis-Sanchez, completed her apprenticeship. She shared her thoughts in a post earlier this month. I feel Maria’s story captures the true purpose of an apprenticeship well.

Is this the right path?

How do you know you’re going to enjoy being a developer? School can’t give you the true taste of...

 

One of the great things about being an apprentice is the ability to figure out what you don’t know and being given the time and freedom to fill those knowledge gaps.

I was lucky to have that chance.

As I finish out my apprenticeship here at Haught Codeworks, I’m astounded by how much I’ve learned in the past six months.

When I started in May,...

 

Getting up to speed as an apprentice developer can be tough - we need to learn new code bases and technology quickly so we can be contributing members of the team.

The problem is that with so many places to learn from and look at, it’s hard to know where to turn to get the best info. As a former journalist and fact-finder, I’ve made it my mission...

 

Here at Haught Codeworks, I’ve been lucky enough to be surrounded by a supportive team that wants me to learn and is willing to always reach out when I need it. While the mentorship is great, I’ve been learning that this process can’t just come from my fellow developers. I need to figure out strategies that can help me help myself get where I need...

 

The first time I was asked to mentor a junior programmer while pairing, I was intimidated by the combined pressure to deliver quality software for our client and also earn respect as a mentor from my student. I wanted to be able to provide all the answers and protect my pupil from making the same mistakes that I made as a junior, but of course, it...

 

After surviving code school boot camp, I thought that the hardest days of learning were behind me. Then I started an apprenticeship at Haught Codeworks.

Let me be clear, code school was not easy. The Turing School of Software and Design has never billed its approach as a painless way to learn web development. We were told from day one that we...

 

A valuable lesson, and one of my biggest stumbling blocks during my first week or two at Haught Codeworks, was learning some new ways to handle my Git workflow.

Pre-HCW Workflow

In my time at Turing School of Software & Design, my workflow had become pretty automatic, and I didn’t spend much time thinking about it or experimenting with different...