Madison Kanna returns to talk about the benefits of a computer science degree, what bootcamps can offer, and the benefit of being around others learning in a similar direction.

Direct link to the episode.



Recording date: Dec 21, 2023

Brought to you by



  • 00:29 Welcome
  • 00:54 Introducing Madison Kanna
  • 02:06 What's the state of books and code book clubs in 2024?
  • 04:49 What is Exercism JavaScript style programming?
  • 07:09 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 08:10 How were CS degrees viewed when you started programming?
  • 11:00 What was the biggest value from self studying in programming?
  • 17:41 Can you do formal education and more informal education in programming?
  • 29:27 Wanting to be around like minded people learning in a similar direction
  • 35:20 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 36:24 Final thoughts

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