It's All about Your Additude: Building a Software Apprenticeship Program with Luke Hovee

πŸŽ™ About the episode

Meet Luke Hovee πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ! After a career in the US Army, Luke didn't know what to do next. He was considering a career in construction, until he stumbled upon a bootcamp teaching army veterans how to code. Today, he's a full-time web developer with a passion for helping other aspiring web developers getting into tech. Currently, he's creating a software apprenticeship program so that he can help people at scale.

In this episode, you'll find out whether army is a good training for having to deal with product managers, why grit and determination are important, and what's the most important thing you should have to break into tech in today's job market. Luke and Alex also talk about LinkedIn, why getting your second job in tech is way easier than landing the first one, and the current state of the market for junior developers.

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⏰ Timestamps
  • How Luke stumbled upon coding by accident (02:11)
  • Why Luke chose a career in the Army in the first place, and why he eventually retired (04:00)
  • Why learning to code was challenging (06:19)
  • On drive and (intrinsic) motivation (09:02)
  • Were there any transferable skills that Luke gained in the Army? (12:11)
  • Community break with Jan the Producer (14:11)
  • How Luke got his first role in Tech (17:13)
  • Job candidates lack attitude (19:02)
  • Luke's first role was basically a learning opportunity (20:56)
  • Why gettint your second developer job is easier (22:27)
  • Quick-fire questions (23:05): Is Web3 dead?!
  • Why LinkedIn is Luke's main platform, and why he helps aspiring developers (25:33)
  • Luke's apprenticeship program (28:41)
  • Job market's tough right now (33:34)
  • Can you cultivate the right attitude? (36:11)
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It's All about Your Additude: Building a Software Apprenticeship Program with Luke Hovee
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