Ladybug Podcast

We're Emma Bostian, Sidney Buckner, Kelly Vaughn, and Ali Spittel - four seasoned software developers working in different sectors. Since there's a major lack of technical podcasts out there, we've decided to start one. Just kidding -- there's already a ton! But, we wanted to add our voices to the space and share our experiences and advice. We'll have great discussions around how to start coding, the hot technologies right now, how to get your first developer job, and more! Check out our website!


Junior to Senior Developer: Career Progression for Programmers

What’s the difference between a junior and senior developer? While there’s no distinct measure from one title to the next, you can measure your progress in three areas: knowledge, coding, and communication. This week on the podcast we’re doing a deep dive into the progression from junior to senior dev.

  • 02:19 The use of "engineer" in titles
  • 04:43 What levels are there for developers?
  • 08:24 The importance of job titles
  • 11:22 Does years of experience matter?
  • 17:17 What knowledge should you have at each level?
  • 27:57 What communication skills should you have at each level?
  • 30:17 How do you know you're ready to be a senior developer?
  • 32:05 Tips for becoming senior
  • 33:33 Shoutouts

Here is the transcript for this week's episode.


 2020-09-28  36m