Kenzie News Roundup 7/2/21

Kenzie News Roundup 7/2/21

We explore the importance of taking criticism, alternative education options, and advice for coding interviews. This is your weekly Kenzie news roundup.

Can I Be a Programmer Without a College Degree?

Many Software Engineers today are getting their start through alternative education methods. If you’re still skeptical or nervous about attempting to start a programming career without a traditional college degree, we’ll try to ease your fears today with some good old-fashioned facts.

10 Job Interview Skills You Can Practice Right Now

We all know nailing your interviews is an important step towards landing a great job, but have you polished your skills lately? Check out this article from BuiltIn Chicago for 10 ways you can up your game ahead of your next interview.

Github Previews New AI Tool That Makes Coding Suggestions

Will computers replace coders? Likely not, but that doesn’t mean programmers aren’t always looking for ways to have computers improve processes and make coding more efficient. This article from TechCrunch sheds some light on one such potential enhancement.

9 Common Coding Interview Questions And The Skills They Test For

Ever been in a job interview and wondered “Why am I being asked this?” Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at some common coding interview questions from the professionals who ask them. Get a better idea of what hiring managers are looking for and maybe some new ways to approach your interviews with this piece.

How to deal with criticism when people hate your designs

Constructive criticism is a part of every job – it helps us correct mistakes and grow as professionals. While for many roles, criticism is mostly based on facts with correct and incorrect answers, design is a very subjective field. It’s important for designers to be able to accept negative feedback and critiques, but it isn’t always easy and takes practice. This article from Fast Company is here to help.

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