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Founder & CTO of Pick My Brain

from Vancouver, Canada

Knowledge Services

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Pick My Brain Call

$30 (CAD)


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • Currently available

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Mock Interview

Free


  • In person
  • CodeCore
  • 1 hour
  • Currently available

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Career Asset Review

Free


  • In person
  • CodeCore
  • 30 minutes
  • Currently available

Introduction

I am a(n):

Founder & CTO of Pick My Brain

I am also a(n):

Web Developer | Bootcamp Instructor | Elaborate Planner | Student of Rhetoric and Logic | Player of Trumpets | Vegetarian | Alex Trebek Wannabe | Intramural All-Star | Bokononist | Enjoyer of Puzzles Riddles & Board Games | Packers Fan | Survivor Fan (the TV show - yes it’s still on and yes it’s the ultimate strategy game)

What I do:

I spend the majority of my time building and maintaining Pick My Brain. Additionally I teach at CodeCore a web development bootcamp based in Vancouver, BC, as well as provide mentorship and career services to the students there.

Offer

My Offer:

Lets talk all things web-development: your learning strategy, building your own projects/startup, landing your first or second job, what to look for in a job, how to get the most out of a bootcamp or other web-dev program, useful resources etc.

There are seemingly infinite ways to become exposed to web development these days, but becoming an effective web developer is often less clear or at least something that requires some outside knowledge. Learning the ‘whys’ behind what you’re doing, figuring out how to land a job and how to ensure you’re actually growing in that job, picking up best practices rather than just endlessly sewing together Stack Overflow answers, these things are harder to pick up without outside help.

I’ve spent the last few years building my own startup, teaching and mentoring students at a web development bootcamp, and immersing myself in this industry. As such, I’d love to help you with these kinds of leveling up that aren’t as easily available independently.

My ideal target audience:

I’m probably most useful to you if you’re at an earlier point in your career, either just entering or completing a bootcamp or other web development program or early in your first job in the industry. That said, I’m happy to help any and all from inside and outside the industry.

Feel free to ask me about:

  • How to play to your strengths and give yourself a leg up in interviews
  • Whether web development is right for you
  • Whether a bootcamp or other web-dev program is right for you
  • What it’s like building your own startup
  • Strategies to stay organized and more efficient
  • How to play to your strengths and give yourself a leg up in interviews
  • How to better communicate and present your code, projects or ideas
  • Anything and everything Ruby on Rails

About

Professional work experiences:

  • CTO/Co-Founder at Pick My Brain
  • Partner/Economist/Co-Founder at D.E.W Consulting
  • Competition Law Officer at Competition Bureau of Canada

Educational experiences:

  • Full Stack Web Development Certificate at CodeCore Developer Bootcamp
  • Program on Investment Appraisal and Risk Analysis (PIAR) Certificate at Queen's University
  • MA Economics at Queen's University
  • BA Economics at University of British Columbia

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