Kate Sky joins us to talk about how to get started in web development in 2023. Do web developers still work crazy hours? Where should someone start? And how do you get a mentor to guide your journey?

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 245,
  title: 'Starting a Career in Web Dev',
  topics: [ 
    'web developer', 'learning', 'training'
  guest: 'Kate Sky'
  hosts: [
    'Dan Wahlin', 'Ward Bell', 'Craig Shoemaker'

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Kate Sky @KateSky8

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  • 00:31 If Ward is on a train going one way...
  • 02:02 Introducing Kate Sky
  • 04:01 What should people ask themselves before starting in web dev?
  • 08:49 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 09:52 Do web developers still have to work crazy hours?
  • 15:29 Where should someone start?
  • 17:00 Managing work / life balance
  • 19:41 Sponsor: Narwhal
  • 20:22 Problem solving as a way of learning
  • 24:47 How important are mentors?
  • 28:24 When are the various steps of training worth doing?
  • 31:30 How should someone find a mentor?
  • 34:21 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.