John Britton is the founder of where he helps developers build the skills and experience they need to get hired and level up in their careers. In this episode, John’s shares his own career story, from how he dropped out of college to get started working in software development, to how he got hired with GitHub, and why he started
John was able to create a great career and find opportunities by leaning into the combination of skills that made him unique, his communication skills combined with his technical skills. In this episode you’ll learn how you can find incredible opportunities at the intersection of your skills.
In this episode:
Why did John drop out of college?
Struggling with a job hunt before finding a role as a developer evangelist
What led up to John getting a job at GitHub
Why marketing through education is the best way to connect with developers
The talent stack and finding opportunities at the intersection of your skills
What is and what was the process of starting it?
How helps aspiring developers learn and get hired
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I'm an entrepreneur, thinker, and communicator dedicated to the relentless pursuit of freedom. I'm the founder and CEO of Praxis, an intensive ten-month program combining real world business experience with the best of online education for those who want more than college.


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