To get engineers to sell and speak better. Software engineering excellence today means thriving in fast, team-collaborative environments, having a bias for getting and giving feedback, and contributing to large, legacy code repositories. Unfortunately, CS undergraduates and masters, even from prestigious places, are taught theory, while stakeholders look for proof in team collaboration and communication with individual skill. We start by teaching algorithms and speaking.
My high school teacher said I would never be cut out for computer science. Four years later, I won 10 hackathons, completed 8 bootcamps, earned a CS degree in 3 years, and got promoted to senior engineer at Capital One's chatbot team. Most people quit after facing a little adversity. There was no clear blueprint beyond school (and Leetcode). I had cracked a process in a world where 50% of CS grads don't have a job for 1-2 years and hardly thrive after getting one. I want to share this process with the world. I started with Shaq.
- Yasin Ehsan
Former Director of Product @ EdX
Co-Founder & CTO of Duolingo
Co-Founder of General Assembly