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Chris Sean Talks

Chris Sean Talks

By Chris Sean

Finally, a podcast that aspiring developers can connect with. The goal of this podcast is to share the daily struggles that both aspiring and current developers go through. And, to encourage each other on how to keep going even when we doubt ourselves.

Chris Sean is a software engineer who has been documenting his journey as a self-taught developer since day one. His goal is to help the next grocery bagger become the next rockstar of today! Chris loves connecting with people in hopes that he can give them hope and encouragement when they need it most.
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The Problem With Learning Code "ONLY" For The Money
The Problem With Learning Code "ONLY" For The Money
In this video, I discuss how you do not need passion to become a software engineer. This is a myth that has been perpetuated for many years, and it is simply not true.   I talk about the different paths you can take to becoming a software engineer and how having passion is not one of them. If you are interested in becoming a software engineer, watch this video!
17:26
December 12, 2022
The Sad Reality About Learning Code On Your Own | Rant
The Sad Reality About Learning Code On Your Own | Rant
So you want to be a software engineer?? Well, unless you have some coding genius friends or family members to teach you the ropes – learning code can be an incredibly frustrating and isolating experience. In this video, I talk about the harsh reality that most people don't tell you about learning to code on your own – and how much luck has to do with it. Link to Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/vwgqd6/the_sad_reality_no_one_tells_you_about_learning/ Zero To Mastery Courses I That I Recommend Below: - Master React.js Here: https://bit.ly/LearnReactNow - Complete Jr to Sr Web Dev Roadmap: https://bit.ly/Jr2SrRoadMap - Master FAANG Coding Interviews: https://bit.ly/FAANGPREP 1-on-1 Mentorship: https://calendly.com/chrissean Chris Sean Talks Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2YuqPEY TikTok & Twitter: @RealChrisSean Developer Branded: https://developerbranded.com Join my discord channel: https://discord.gg/KJEcMJ6U6H timestamps: 0:00 - 0:19 Intro 0:19 - 1:29 - Coding Dojo 1:29 - 23-21 - Main content Sponsored by Coding Dojo
22:08
December 09, 2022
The Truth About Becoming A Software Engineer | Ep 12
The Truth About Becoming A Software Engineer | Ep 12
You've probably heard that software engineering is a high-paying, in-demand career. But is it really the right choice for you? In this video, we'll dispel some of the myths about software engineering and give you an honest look at what the job is really like.
20:25
December 02, 2022
Life as a Software Engineer is NOT What You Think...
Life as a Software Engineer is NOT What You Think...
You've probably heard that a software engineering career is among the best in the world. But you may not know that it's really hard.   Think again! This video takes a look at the harsh reality of life as a software engineer. Long hours, hard work, and stress are just some of the things you'll have to deal with. So before you take up this career path, make sure you're prepared for what's in store!  
16:25
October 31, 2022
Meta May Layoff 12,000 Engineers: What This Means For Web Development
Meta May Layoff 12,000 Engineers: What This Means For Web Development
In what is being called the biggest and first layoff in Facebook history, the company is set to cut 12,000 jobs – most of which are more likely engineers. This news has sent shockwaves through the tech world and left many people wondering what this means for web development?   In this video, we examine the implications of these layoffs and try to answer that question. We also discuss how this might impact the future of web development as a whole.  News article: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/meta-is-...Layoffs website: https://layoffs.fyi Chris Sean Talks Podcast: https://spoti.fi/2YuqPEYTikTok & Twitter: @RealChrisSean  Developer Branded: https://developerbranded.comJoin my discord channel: https://discord.gg/HctAeFh
22:16
October 18, 2022
You Will Never Make ENOUGH Money | The Sad Truth In Tech
You Will Never Make ENOUGH Money | The Sad Truth In Tech
You will never make enough money. You will always be chasing the next dollar, the next raise, and the next promotion. But what if you stopped chasing money? What if you learned to be content with what you have? In this video, I share how my experience as a software engineer has taught me to be content with my income. I hope it inspires you to do the same!
19:35
September 19, 2022
Lane Wagner Quit His 200k Tech Job To Teach You CS (No Computer Science Degree Needed)
Lane Wagner Quit His 200k Tech Job To Teach You CS (No Computer Science Degree Needed)
CEO of Lane Wagner shares how and why he quit his 200k data engineer manager job to help people make it into tech.
45:35
September 13, 2022
I'm Not A Real Software Engineer (I Was Never a Developer)
I'm Not A Real Software Engineer (I Was Never a Developer)
I'm Not A Real Software Engineer (I Was Never a Developer)
22:08
September 06, 2022
The Life Changing Effects of a Six-Figure Salary
The Life Changing Effects of a Six-Figure Salary
Learn back-end development and computer science for FREE at boot.dev.  Join the community of over 15,000 members here: https://bit.ly/3wtboux  In this video, I compare my life before and after having a six-figure tech salary.   Before, I was struggling to make ends meet. But now, with my high-paying tech job, life is better than ever. It's amazing how much difference a big salary can make in your life. Money does not equal happiness, but it does make your life a lot easier.
18:56
August 25, 2022
From Immigrant to Sr Software Engineer & Instructor: Yihua Zhang
From Immigrant to Sr Software Engineer & Instructor: Yihua Zhang
Yihua is a Lead Software Engineer & Lead Instructor at Zero To Mastery. He is also a first-generation immigrant who overcame many obstacles to become the successful software engineer and instructor he is today. Watch his inspiring story, and learn how you can achieve anything you set your mind to as a developer or entrepreneur.
01:00:52
August 25, 2022
Why College Isn't For Everyone: A Self-Taught Web Developers Perspective
Why College Isn't For Everyone: A Self-Taught Web Developers Perspective
I'm a self-taught web developer, and I didn't go to college. In this video, I share my perspective on why college might not be for everyone.  I talk about the pros (and cons) of going to school and how you can get started in your career without a degree. 
21:42
August 09, 2022
Chau Codes - Proving His Parents Wrong and How He Finally Found His Dream Job in Tech
Chau Codes - Proving His Parents Wrong and How He Finally Found His Dream Job in Tech
In this episode, Justin recounts how his parents went against him skipping college to learn code. He goes on to explain how he rose from being an IT employee to finally getting his foot in the tech industry, and how he was rejected for what he thought was his dream job before finally landing a better job at a better company.
38:18
March 23, 2022
I've been a web developer for 5 years - Here's what I learned
I've been a web developer for 5 years - Here's what I learned
I was a below-average student I am not a college graduate. I am a self-taught front-end engineer who has been on this journey for 5 years and still going strong. This career is not always easy, to be honest, but if you're willing to work hard enough you can do anything. You might have heard that education is the new currency of our time and maybe some part of you believes that too; but what happens when your education does not come with a degree? What are we supposed to do then? Well, I'm here to tell you: don't give up! Give yourself time and space so that your skills can grow as mine did. It took me years before I could be good at what I do. What I learned Get your hands dirty / become an expert at what you love doing; repeatedly practice every day until you're at least pretty decent at it NEVER give up or quit just because of failure Hone your skills, learn faster than others, improve the quality of your work over time; add real value to yourself and those around you Never feel too proud to ask for help -- it's easy to get caught up in your own head and end up going down a dark path of no return Build strong, valuable relationships with those around you - this includes becoming an expert at networking and getting referrals. Some are hungry for knowledge; others just want to stay stagnant. Take advantage of the latter if possible Be confident. Do not let someone else's lack of confidence drag you down...they're not worth your time Learn from the best; reflect on how they became successful & replicate their success for yourself (and extend it even further!) Always be learning & getting better - don't be satisfied with "good enough" or ordinary work! Have fun with it; life is meant to be enjoyed Go out on a limb - so what if it breaks? Life's worth living isn't it? Look at all the opportunities that would've been missed had you not taken a risk. There are always more trees in the forest ;-)
27:59
July 29, 2021
When A Coding Bootcamp Isn't Enough To Get a Job
When A Coding Bootcamp Isn't Enough To Get a Job
In this episode, Domitrius realized that he wouldn't get a job after graduating from a coding boot camp. What did he do from there? Follow Dom on Twitter here: @domitriusclark.
57:46
May 19, 2021
Luck will have nothing to do with your success.
Luck will have nothing to do with your success.
Luck has nothing to do with your success. Let me share what I mean by this.
20:15
May 13, 2021
TECH-OLOGY - From Food Stamps to Six Figure Salary as a Web Developer
TECH-OLOGY - From Food Stamps to Six Figure Salary as a Web Developer
TECH-OLOGY - From Food Stamps to Six Figure Salary as a Web Developer
01:03:58
April 21, 2021
How Pure Will & Never Giving Up Will Get You Your First Dev Job.
How Pure Will & Never Giving Up Will Get You Your First Dev Job.
Code Stories shares how pure will & simply never giving up will get you your first job
53:17
April 07, 2021
Will Johnson Shares How He Went From Factory Worker to Self-Taught Developer
Will Johnson Shares How He Went From Factory Worker to Self-Taught Developer
Will Johnson shares how he went from factory worker to self-taught developer in Kansas City. 
42:30
March 09, 2021
Tech Rally's Journey From Coding Bootcamp to a Front-End Engineer for Amazon
Tech Rally's Journey From Coding Bootcamp to a Front-End Engineer for Amazon
In this episode Alex Lee shares his journey in how he became a front-end developer, becoming a senior software engineer, and gives hints to his new job at amazon.
01:04:59
March 08, 2021
Le'ts Be Honest. I'm Burned out.
Le'ts Be Honest. I'm Burned out.
Being burned out is real as a web developer.
07:06
October 25, 2020
What I Absolutely Hate About Web Development
What I Absolutely Hate About Web Development
Just being transparent. 
14:38
October 24, 2020
Why Every Web Developer Needs To Build a Personal Brand
Why Every Web Developer Needs To Build a Personal Brand
In todays episode I share the importance of building your own brand by being 100% you. Here's how to do it.
09:55
October 23, 2020
I Quit My Job at a Start up. Why I Did it...
I Quit My Job at a Start up. Why I Did it...
In this episode I share why I quit my job at a start up and the amazing opportunity that came because of it.
20:58
October 20, 2020
I've Made My Dreams Come True - What It Feels Like.
I've Made My Dreams Come True - What It Feels Like.
In todays episode I talk about what it feels like to finally make it in the industry. How after all the struggles and sacrifices you had to go to.. remind you that it was all worth it.
24:02
September 20, 2020
I'm leaving and I'm scared as hell.
I'm leaving and I'm scared as hell.
In this episode I talk about my fears in relocating to the other side of the United States and how I'm trying to overcome it.
12:31
August 16, 2020
Stop Thinking Like An EMPLOYEE. Think like a BOSS.
Stop Thinking Like An EMPLOYEE. Think like a BOSS.
In this episode I share the new mindset that I have gained which I genuinely believe has allowed me to get to where I am today. This is a short episode but well worth the listen.
08:20
July 27, 2020
This is why you should never give up
This is why you should never give up
In this episode I share in detail how never giving up brought me to where I am today.
15:17
July 17, 2020
Chatting with Justin Chau - Creating a Brand For Yourself
Chatting with Justin Chau - Creating a Brand For Yourself
In this episode Justin Chau and I have a normal conversation about building a brand for yourself and how to success on YouTube.
01:49:11
July 12, 2020
My life before and after learning code
My life before and after learning code
In this video I share my life before and after learning code. I reference a previous video I made within this episode. You can find the link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guSoqyJ5US4
21:56
July 05, 2020
What I'd Do To Become A Web Developer in 6 Months
What I'd Do To Become A Web Developer in 6 Months
In this episode I share how I'd get my first jr developer job in 6 months. 
29:48
June 27, 2020
How I Almost Quit Every Single Day
How I Almost Quit Every Single Day
In this episode I share how I almost quit everyday.. but also how I overcome it. 
19:09
June 20, 2020
Four Years As A Web Developer - This is what I learned
Four Years As A Web Developer - This is what I learned
Four Years As A Web Developer - This is what I learned
12:34
June 11, 2020
This Is Why Every Developer Needs To Start Their Own Business
This Is Why Every Developer Needs To Start Their Own Business
In this episode I share why I started my own business and why having a side hustle isn't enough.
20:55
June 10, 2020
Being Laid Off as a Developer and Why You Need To Build A Brand
Being Laid Off as a Developer and Why You Need To Build A Brand
Justin Chau joins us for today's episode. He is a influencer with a very good following. He was recently laid off and shared how being laid off has change his perspective in life and why every person needs to build a brand.
46:37
May 31, 2020