DOP 224: Are Developer Bootcamps Worth It?

Posted on Wednesday, Aug 16, 2023

Show Notes

#224: Are boot camps and CS degrees always necessary for landing a job? Or, can hands-on learning through eLearning platforms bridge that gap?

In today’s episode, we speak with Lane Wagner, creator of, to learn about the obstacles new developers face on their journey to becoming proficient back-end developers.


Lane Wagner

Lane Wagner

Lane Wagner has been writing code since 2010, first in Python, then primarily in Go and JavaScript. He’s spent most of my career as a cloud-native backend developer, but he also writes React and Vue for his various side projects. After a couple of years leading teams of Go developers, he’s now working full-time on helping new developers learn back-end engineering and computer science.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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