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Ep. 40

How to become a remote developer

How can you start a career as a remote software engineer?

After studying economics, Per Borgen switched careers to become a software developer in 2015. One year after taking part in a three-month Bootcamp he co-founded Scrimba - an interactive learning platform for aspiring developers.
In this episode, Per gives advice to people that want to start their career as a software engineer.
Topics we discussed:
  • How Per got started with coding, and how Scrimba grew from a side-project into a full startup. 
  • How hard is it to learn how to code?
  • How do you get a job as a remote developer?
  • Learning no-code tools vs programming languages
  • Hiring a technical co-founder vs learning to code yourself
Find the full transcript here.
Stay tuned for the next episode with Elie Dagher on being an authentic leader in a remote company.

About your hosts

Per Borgen

Per is the founder and CEO of Scrimba. He has a passion for teaching others the skills they need to improve their lives.
After taking a three-month coding Bootcamp he started working as a developer in 2015 and co-founded Scrimba a year after that.

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.
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