About | Skilled.dev

About Skilled.dev

My name is Trey Huffine (@treyhuffine), and I'll be your teacher. My passion is to help people begin and level up their careers as software engineers. I have been a professional developer for 5+ years and have seen all aspects of what's needed to crush your coding interviews, stand out in the hiring process, and increase your salary.

Whether you are looking for your first job or trying to move up to your dream role, I will teach you how to win the coding interview.

My mini-CV and experience/knowledge I'll be sharing with you:

  • Now: Teaching coding interviews on Skilled.dev and building free career growth tools at gitconnected.com
  • 2016-2019: Software engineer at Postmates (a large startup in Silicon Valley, acquired by Uber). I interviewed hundreds of candidates, worked hand-in-hand with hiring managers and the recruiting team, and contributed extensively to improving the hiring process.
  • 2016 job search: Interviewed with numerous startups and tech giants (including Google and Facebook). I knew this step would lay the foundation for the rest of my career growth, and I committed myself to fully understanding how to land interviews and master the techniques to successfully answer the programming questions they asked.
  • 2015-2016: I worked at a small but rapidly growing startup in San Francisco (GrubMarket). During my year there, the company received a Series A and B funding rounds, and I worked my way up to lead engineer and built out the entire hiring/interview process.
  • 2015 job search: Fresh out of a bootcamp, I went through the grind of finding that first job as a software engineer.
  • 2014-2015: I began teaching myself web development and found my passion. I knew that's what I wanted to do for my job and eventually went to a coding bootcamp to propel me into a career as a software engineer.
  • Earlier: I studied engineering in school college first learned basic programming when I was 20 years old but had no idea the direction I wanted to go.

My career in software engineering began as a self-taught web developer. I know from firsthand experience that anyone can learn how to do well in coding interviews if you know what to study and are ready to work hard. I've interviewed with numerous companies, including Google and Facebook. I received an offer from Google, but I did not pass the Facebook on-site. I will teach you what I learned from my successes and failures and show you how to stand out in the job search to the companies you want to work for. I ultimately accepted a job at a large startup (Postmates, acquired by Uber) to be part of a team to re-build their web application using React/TypeScript/Golang, and it was an opportunity to take on a lot of responsibility, make a big impact, and learn by building a product from scratch used by millions of people.

During my entire professional career, I've been heavily involved in the job process, both extensively understanding it as a candidate and as the hiring company. My first role in a small startup allowed me to move up to the lead engineer in less than a year. I built out our entire interviewing structure and was the hiring manager for all engineers. At Postmates, I worked closely with recruiters and hiring managers to understand and also improve on the process. I have interviewed hundreds of candidates over the past 5 years.

I have sat on both sides of the table at small and large companies, and I can teach you what they are looking for when they decide who to interview and ultimately hire. If you purchase this course and don't think I provide this value, you can have a full refund for any reason, no questions asked.

My guarantee to you is that this will be the best course to train you to ace your coding interview and help you stand out in the hiring process.

I have put thousands of hours into research, writing content, and building the platform. I am incredibly excited to teach you everything that I know.

I have also built a bunch of tools on gitconnected.com to help you grow your career as a developer that will be free forever: resume builder, portfolio API, and coding tutorials ranked by developers.