Career Advice

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Why Core Values Transform a Tech Company

We’re all familiar with the basic corporate American experience. You clock into work, perform your required tasks, and leave at the end of the day.


Why Metal Toad is so Special for Interns

As an intern, what are you looking to gain? A better resume? Experience? A portfolio piece? More connections? Paid for your time? 


My Programming Journey

At some point after I learned to read, but before middle school, I took an interest in computers and used my dad's IBM PC to learn BASIC, a...

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Imposter Syndrome is Like Bad Janet

Imposter syndrome is kind of the worst. You know it when you ‘see’ it, or in this case, feel it.

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From Senior Engineer to Mature Engineer

When I was fresh out of college with a Computer Science degree, I had a culture-fueled fantasy of what it was to grow into a senior software engineer.

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Push the publish button already

The most important measure of progress in building blogging expertise is not word count, it’s how many times you hit the publish button.

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Failure Is Not Possible

I’ve been asked this by several employers recently: “What would you do here if you knew you would not fail?”     Not fail?? Not possible…  

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We Only Work With the Best

If you work in the tech industry you've heard it before: "we only work with the best." While this phrase may not have caused you to pause before, it...


We're blogging this month and you should too

Today our company just kicked off our June Blog-o-thon. We've challenged every single person in the company from CEO to intern to write at least one...

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How to become a programmer

Five years ago I wrote an article on how to get a job as a web developer, but the market has changed and it's now 2017. Code schools are now...


Digital Project Management Apprenticeships

Metal Toad has the deep belief that apprenticeships in tech can hone new skills introduced in code school and provide real world experiences that can...


A Vocational Track to Tech Jobs

I recently read an article written on the craft of software development and that got me thinking about how we as a societ

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A Sense of Software Craftsmanship

When leaders view software development as an assembly line, they expose themselves to a lot of pain: overages, missed timelines, and disappointed...


Finding My Thing: Part 1

Coming from a strict design engineering background and working in the realm of manufactured products, I have had a steep learning curve in the tech...

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How to Handle an Executive Informal Chat

I am writing this blog to those who work on the frontline but every once in a while find themselves in a conversation with an executive.

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Two Years of Great Advice

A little over two years ago we set off to level up our company through the creation of an Advisory Board.

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