8 Unconventional YouTube Channels for Software Engineers
This article will give you a list of tech YouTube channels that can help you grow as a software engineer.
I've read the already available articles online, and most of them list trendy tech YouTube channels. I decided to provide less-known names on YouTube that still offer fantastic value and high-quality content.
I will provide names of YouTube channels that can help you with interviewing skills and how to become a better software engineer.
1. Healthy Software Developer
This YouTube channel is a hidden gem. Why? Because it talks about some aspects of software engineering which we tend to neglect. For example, how user stories may contribute to delivering software projects later than expected.
Jayme Edwards, on his YouTube channels, talks about:
Dealing with bad management.
He also provides valuable insights into leadership and career growth.
Software engineering is a high-paying job. Still, it comes with its challenges.
It is more about people than coding, frameworks, etc.
We software engineers don't just deal with other fellow engineers but also with upper management, product management, etc.
If you are going through a difficult time at your workplace, this YouTube channel can genuinely help you. Jamie Edwards strongly advocates living a healthier lifestyle as a software engineer.
2. Dave Xiang
Dave Xiang is another tech YouTube content creator from New York whose channel is insightful. He's currently an Engineering Manager at Squarespace.
His hip-hop style, paired with remarkable storytelling skills, makes him different from other tech YouTubers.
Sadly, he hasn't uploaded any videos for a while. Understandable, though, content creation is a tough job.
His channel is all about core software engineering and computer science. It's suitable for everybody, regardless of the language and framework.
Dave Xiang, in his channel, talks about:
The psychology of computer programming.
Tough parts of software development.
Staying relevant in tech.
And much more.
Dave Xiang also has an active blog where he shares life, management, software, and technology content.
3. Keep on Coding
Sam is the name of the gentleman behind the Keep on Coding channel.
Keep on Coding is a channel that has helped me a lot since the beginning of my tech career. He's a tech YouTube content creator who creates precious content around programming (mainly Java) and his experience in the tech industry.
Keep on Coding has content around:
Java tutorials (made easy).
Life as a software engineer.
And much more.
He also has an active discord community which you can decide to join to interact with other fellow developers.
4. Nick White
Nick White is another tech YouTube channel which combines education with entertainment.
He originally started his YouTube channel by sharing HackerRank and Leetcode coding problems solutions. However, lately, he has decided to take a different direction and share more content to entertain his audience.
Still, there is a lot to learn from Nick White's YouTube channel, such as:
Collaborations with other popular tech content creators.
How to learn and improve your programming skills.
Nick White also has an active Discord community that you can join to interact and learn from other fellow software engineers.
5. Byte By Byte
I'm not sure why this channel doesn't get mentioned enough. I think it's worth knowing this channel, especially if you struggle with coding interviews or stagnate because of them.
This channel helps you with the following:
Coding interview preparation.
System design interview preparation.
Strategic job search.
6. Pragmatic Engineer
Gergely Orosz, behind Pragmatic Engineer, shares precious content about software engineering in Big Tech and startups. He worked at Uber, Skype and Skyscanner.
He also has an active blog that I often share and active social media accounts (LinkedIn and Twitter).
Pragmatic Engineer has valuable content around:
Software engineering in Big Tech (Google, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft) and startups.
Big Tech hiring and hiring process.
Software engineer career paths.
And much more.
7. Coder Foundry
Coder Foundry is a YouTube channel which also provides coding boot camps. This channel is suitable for aspiring software developers. He goes live every Tuesday and Thursday.
They host and have hosted several Web Developer Chat + Q&A.
They share content about building projects that can help you land your first software engineering role.
This YouTube channel can help you with:
Project ideas to land your first software engineering role.
Learning how to program.
Interview questions and answers techniques.
Related: 4 Easy Ways To Get Coding Experience
8. Back To Back SWE
Back To Back SWE is another underrated YouTube channel for interview preparation.
It helps a lot if you're preparing for coding interviews.
I enjoy the YouTube channel because they have several videos about interview preparations, and they cover topics that are often neglected.
They share content around:
Data structures and algorithms.
Coding interview solutions.
Landing a job at a Big Tech company.
NotOnlyCode: Gregory is the gentleman behind this YouTube channel. He's an engineering manager at Booking in the Netherlands, and his YouTube channel covers tech, career, and leadership topics.
Garry Tan: Garry Tan is a designer, engineer and investor. You'll find his YouTube channel particularly interesting if you're into the tech startup world. He's an investor in successful unicorns such as Coinbase.
Continuous Delivery: Dave Farley founded the YouTube channel, where he discusses how to deliver better software faster.
This article taught you about 8 unconventional YouTube channels for software engineers.
I hope you've found this article helpful.
What's your favourite tech YouTube channel? Let me know in the comments.
Until next time! 🙋🏾♀️