25 January 2018


Jeff Casimir talks with Dave Rael about education, feedback, software and people, and fortunate circumstances

Stretching back to 2005, Jeff has more experience teaching Ruby and Rails than anyone in the world. Starting his education career with Teach for America in 2003, he’s taught middle school and high school, co-founded a middle school, and created Jumpstart Lab in 2009, Hungry Academy in 2012, and gSchool in 2013. Along the way he’s taught thousands of developers, taken nearly a hundred people from “no experience” to professional, and created over a thousand pages of instructional content. As the Executive Director of Turing School, Jeff designs the overarching instructional program, coordinates the instructional team, connects students with the community, directs the hiring process, and teaches full-group sessions.

Jeff's top 3 tips for delivering more value:
  1. Figure out what people really want, not what they say they want or think they want
  2. Seek rapid feedback
  3. People are a more fun, rewarding, and difficult problem than software - build them up, the impact will last a long time

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