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7 Reasons Why Kestrel’s Web Dev Process Keeps Partners Coming Back
Agency Partners

We get it, outsourcing a website build can feel like a gamble. Will the developers be accessible and responsive? Will they provide accurate and honest updates? Will they allow previews of the build along the way? Are they more likely to ask questions or make assumptions? Will my team be doing all of the QA?...

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7 Tips for a Highly Effective Apprenticeship
Training

There are a lot of advantages to joining a web development apprenticeship. For someone like me, a career-changer who took an online boot camp, it was a no-brainer. Breaking into the tech industry straight out of a boot camp may be possible for some, but I felt I needed to learn more than the introduction...

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The Real Difference Between a Senior and Junior Web Developer
Training

Most online resources useĀ time spent professionally developing as the main differentiator between senior and junior web developers. This article for instance suggests the following ranges for determining how junior you really are: Junior Developer: 1-2 years of experience Mid-Level Developer: 2-5 years of experience Senior Developer: 5+ years of experience I find that approach entirely...

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Why is Your Agency CHURNING Web Developers?
Agency Partners

Creative, marketing, and branding agencies seem to have one thing in common: an inability to hang on to their web dev staff. Let me explain the two most common scenarios when agencies decide to bring web development in-house. Scenario 1 – “Junior Dev Agency” This decided they wanted development in-house. They put out an open...

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My Experience as a Kestrel Apprentice Learning Web Development
Training

After several years in retail and food service, working my way to becoming the general manager of a cafe, I thought about what the future of my career would be. In a bit of a whirlwind, instead of taking the next step in the hierarchy of my company at the time, I began researching, applying,...

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Agencies and Web Development Partnerships: Best Practices for Success
Agency Partners

Let’s be honest: you’re here because something’s not working. Perhaps you’ve tried staffing in-house developers, only to find yourself in one of two scenarios: You have too much work for them to handle (risking burnout for them and missed deadlines for you) You don’t have enough work to keep them busy (meaning they don’t come...

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