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#90: Jerome Hardaway - Vets Who Code [S05-E10]

The Solo Coder Podcast

I spoke with Jerome Hardaway. I caught Jerome in a transition. He just started working at Microsoft about 2 months ago as a Software Engineer. This is awesome on its own, but beyond that, Jerome is the founder of Vets Who Code, a non-profit organization that focus on teaching military veterans for free in the United States how to code so they can move to the tech industry after service. Vets Who Code has helped over 250 veterans to learn to code and find jobs. I spoke with Jerome about his own story as a veteran that got into coding himself. He shared the origin story of how Vets Who Code came about and how the organization operates. He told me about the advantages that veterans bring to the table when they get into the tech industry. The discipline, the focus, the team work, the desire to build something bigger than themselves, just to mention a few. In the end Jerome shared a few of potential next steps he may be taking with Vets Who Code and with his own career. Stick around to hear the stories from Jerome Hardaway, veteran and coder. Full show notes and links: https://SoloCoder.com/90


27 Apr 2021

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Episode 4: Vets Who Code: Founder Story with Jerome Hardaway

SELECT*: Your Resource for Innovative Tech & Developer Topics Hosted by HarperDB

In this podcast interview, Margo was fortunate enough to get some airtime with Jerome Hardaway, an Air Force veteran who launched Vets Who Code. Vets Who Code is a veteran-led and operated charitable non-profit that focuses on training veterans in web development and software engineering principles free of charge, with the focus of starting careers as JavaScript developers and other roles in tech._Jerome shares his intriguing and inspiring story of returning from the military without a clear path of what to do next, learning how to code, and eventually creating this much-needed organization that helps other vets in his similar position. Jerome is passionate about community, highly focused on his goals, and incredibly fun to talk to! Listen now to learn about Jerome, Vets Who Code, and ways to get involved._@JeromeHardaway@VetsWhoCodevetswhocode.io


3 Mar 2021

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36. Jerome Hardaway: Founder of Vets Who Code

We Belong Here: Lessons from Unconventional Paths to Tech

Jerome Hardaway is a writer at Stack Overflow, an Instructor for Front End Masters, a Developer Advocate at QuickenLoans, and the founder and Executive Director of Vets Who Code.As a writer and instructor, he focuses on those learning how to code and who are looking to get their first job as a Web Developer. As a Developer Advocate, he focuses on externally championing the company's tools while internally focusing on improving the culture. As an Executive Director of #VetsWhoCode, he focuses on training and gathering the resources so that veterans can become employed javascript developers, with a focus on Javascript and APIs.After an injury, Jerome medically retired from the military. Throughout his time in the service, he was told that his skills would be highly valued. But the government happened to be on a hiring freeze when he got out and thus those skills felt worthless. The transition process felt broken and not designed to support him afterward.He was determined to figure out his next steps but didn’t know where to begin or look. One day, he was on Facebook and noticed a commercial about coding. He happened to be at a bookstore and opened up a book on databases. A few months later, he landed his first role doing database analysis!He says that it was the tech skills that he had taught himself that had landed him that first job as opposed to his years in the service. He then went on to work as a Digital Marketing Assistant and was asked to maintain the company’s website and to learn Ruby and some PHP to do just that.After diving into the code and learning how to build within that tech stack, he realized the opportunity to teach veterans to code. He attended a coding program in New York and went on to found Vets Who Code, a 501(c)(3) Veteran Operated Non-Profit dedicated to training military veterans & giving them the skills they need to transition into tech careers.Resources:Vets Who Code:  a 501(c)(3) #Veteran Operated Non-Profit dedicated to training military veterans & giving them the skills they need transition into #tech careersFollow Jerome on Twitter: @JeromeHardawayFollow VetsWhoCode on Twitter: @VetsWhoCodePractical  Dev @ dev.to CSS Tricks - ServerlessHumane By Design Laws of UX by Jon YablonskiAds:Jennifer Brazer’s book From Cubicle to Cloud: How to Start and Scale a Virtual Professional Service Business Shape and Foster lifestyle development app We Belong Here Podcast: Follow Lauren on Twitter @LoLoCoding WeBelongPodcast.com websiteSubscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Spotify

1hr 7mins

19 Jan 2021

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19 - Stay ready so you don’t have to get ready with Jerome Hardaway

Friends That Code

Developer, Air Force Veteran, Tech Evangelist, Founder and Executive Director at Vets Who Code and Captain America of web development! Ladies and gentlemen, today’s guest is Jerome Hardaway! Vets Who Code: vetswhocode.io VWC on Github: https://github.com/Vets-Who-Code Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeromeHardaway Juneteenth Conference: https://juneteenthconf.com Rendevous in Memphis: https://www.hogsfly.com Otaku Ramen in Nashville: https://www.otakuramen.com

1hr 14mins

28 Oct 2020

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Vets Who Code Deep Dive with Jerome Hardaway : Distance DevOps #11


Jerome Hardaway discusses the how, what and why about VetsWhoCode.org. This detailed session explores how they help Vets be successful both with coding and in the workplace.


30 Sep 2020

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Ep. #63, Products Over Projects with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code

Podcasts – Heavybit

In episode 63 of JAMstack Radio, Brian speaks with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code. They discuss Jerome’s experience teaching veterans to code, prioritizing products over projects, and GitHub Sponsors.The post Ep. #63, Products Over Projects with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code appeared first on Heavybit.


10 Sep 2020

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Ep. #63, Products Over Projects with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code

JAMstack Radio

In episode 63 of JAMstack Radio, Brian speaks with Jerome Hardaway of Vets Who Code. They discuss Jerome’s experience teaching veterans to code, prioritizing products over projects, and GitHub Sponsors.The post appeared first on Heavybit.


10 Sep 2020

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#110 Jerome Hardaway is the definition of willpower

Software Developer's Journey

Jerome first took us through his first years after military, learning SQL and getting into tech. We then discussed the non-profit organization VetsWhoCode he accidentally created, how he selects veterans and what the focus on. We finally touched upon his work as a developer advocate and how happy it makes him.Here are the links of the show:https://www.twitter.com/JeromeHardawayhttps://vetswhocode.iohttps://developer.mozilla.orghttps://basecamp.com/books/reworkhttps://javascript.infoCreditsMusic Aye by Yung Kartz is licensed CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.Your hostSoftware Developer‘s Journey is hosted and produced by Timothée (Tim) Bourguignon, a crazy frenchman living in Germany, who dedicated his life to helping others learn & grow. More about him at timbourguignon.fr.Gift the podcast a ratingPlease do me and your fellow listeners a favor by spreading the word about this podcast. And please leave a rating on the podcasting platforms. This is the best way to increase the visibility of the podcast. Find all the links here: https://devjourney.info/subscribe.htmlPatreonFinally, if you want to help produce the podcast, support us on Patreon. Every cent you pledge will help pay the hosting bills.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/timbourguignon)


21 Jul 2020

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Jerome Hardaway + Vets Who Code

The Unicorn Finders

Hey podcast family! In this episode we interview Jerome Hardaway who is an Airforce Veteran and founder of Vets Who Code (vetswhocode.io). We talk about the importance of hiring junior developers, why Jerome founded Vets Who Code, and how his organization operates!  Give Jerome a follow on Twitter! @jeromehardaway If you need to reach out, email info@theunicornfinders.com If you want to follow us on social media: Head to our LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theunicornfinders Or follow us on Twitter! Jake Shepherd (sirjakeshep) Dan Thompson (dk_thompson) Taylor Desseyn (tdesseyn)


15 Jul 2020

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Jerome Hardaway + Vets Who Code

Syntax - Tasty Web Development Treats

In this episode of Syntax, Scott and Wes talk with Jerome Hardaway about web dev, vets who code, diversity in tech, and more! .TECH Domains - Sponsor If you need eyes on your project, you’ll need a domain, and .TECH is perfect for representing your brand. Find out if your .TECH domain is available at go.tech/syntax2020. Use the coupon code Syntax2020 and get 90% off 1- 5- and 10-year domain names. Sentry - Sponsor If you want to know what’s happening with your errors, track them with Sentry. Sentry is open-source error tracking that helps developers monitor and fix crashes in real time. Cut your time on error resolution from five hours to five minutes. It works with any language and integrates with dozens of other services. Syntax listeners can get two months for free by visiting Sentry.io and using the coupon code “tastytreat”. Guests Jerome Hardaway Show Notes 01:50 - Captain America of Tech 03:25 - Where do you work and what type of stuff do you work on? 08:03 - What was your introduction to programming? 15:46 - When did you start Vets Who Code? 24:13 - What is the stack behind Vets Who Code? 29:56 - How do you help prep vets to get jobs? 41:32 - How can you be an ally and amplify black voices in tech? 50:05 - Everybody against racism Links Vets Who Code Quicken Loans Eventbrite Animate.css Laws of UX react-spring General Assembly Code Bootcamps uses.tech keycode.info Tech Talent Pipeline @vetswhocode ××× SIIIIICK ××× PIIIICKS ××× Jerome: 1: HBO’s Watchmen 2: https://vidr.io/ Scott: Explained on Netflix Wes: Jeremy Fielding YouTube Channel Shameless Plugs Jerome: Vets Who Code Scott: Design Systems with CSS Variables - Sign up for the year and save 25%! Wes: All Courses - Use the coupon code ‘Syntax’ for $10 off! Tweet us your tasty treats! Scott’s Instagram LevelUpTutorials Instagram Wes’ Instagram Wes’ Twitter Wes’ Facebook Scott’s Twitter Make sure to include @SyntaxFM in your tweets

1hr 2mins

8 Jul 2020