Alex the Code Coach is a site run by me, Alex Stophel, to help you become a better software craftsman. I provide articles, screencasts, online courses and personal coaching.
Who is Alex Stophel?
I’m a thirty-something dude who changed his life by learning to code. I graduated from college with a liberal arts degree and somehow found myself in the financial services industry.
After years of working in an unfulfilling job, I decided to do something about it.
I learned to code.
Alex was dedicated to my success. He made sure I understood how to find answers. He wouldn’t just give me answers but would help me work through problems and come up with the solution on my own. He taught me how to learn new programming languages. He was, in every sense of the word, my mentor. – JAYSON BUCY, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
I’ve always tinkered with software programming, but I never thought I’d make a living doing it. After finding someone to mentor me and show me the craft, I transitioned from a job I was dissatisfied with to a career I love, and that provides for my family.
I’m hopeful I can help you do the same.
Alex was an incredible mentor … He consistently showed patience when I was having a hard time understanding concepts. While working through problems, instead of giving me the answer, he did a fantastic job leading me to the answer so I could better understand. Alex is an excellent mentor, and I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn about software engineering! – LAURA SLINGERLAND, SOFTWARE ENGINEER
If you’re new ’round here, check out the Start Here page for advice on getting started.