Learn to Code With Me

By Laurence Bradford

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Description

The Learn to Code With Me podcast, created by Laurence Bradford, is for aspiring techies and self-taught coders looking to transition into the tech industry. Want actionable insights on how you can get paid for your coding skills? Then you're in the right place!

Episode Date
S4E21: The End of Season 4
03:05

As the fourth season of the Learn to Code With Me podcast draws to a close, I share a few updates about the future of the podcast and Learn to Code With Me as a whole.

If you’re going to miss the show, here are a few things you can do:

  1. Sign up to get regular emails from me about exclusive discounts, my favorite tech tools, and my latest blog posts.
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  4. Join my free Facebook group, Newbie Coder Warehouse.
  5. Leave a review of the show to let me know you'd like it back sooner rather than later!

Until next time...

 

 

Mar 20, 2018
S4E20: Projects and Portfolios: a Hands-on Approach to Learning to Code With Ashu Desai
37:49

Ashu Desai is the founder of Make School, a computer science college in Silicon Valley that trains students for careers in software development.

After a childhood in Singapore and Hong Kong, Ashu moved to Silicon Valley at age 10, where he was bitten by the tech bug. He has been building apps since age 16 after getting involved in the computer science program at his high school and self-teaching coding languages.

Ashu attended college for a year, but didn't find the focus practical enough, and dropped out to build his own projects. This experience is also what inspired him to found Make School, a product-based approach to learning that focuses on teaching real-world skills.

In our conversation, Ashu talks about the importance of a practical education, how Make School works, and tips for getting a job once you're ready.

Mar 13, 2018
S4E19: From Learning to Code on a Phone to Working for an MIT Startup With Elvis Chidera
34:20

Elvis Chidera is a software developer who grew up in a rural part of Nigeria and taught himself how to code on a Nokia phone.

When he was only 11 years old, Elvis became curious about how websites were built and wanted to download games on his Nokia phone. That curiosity led him to coding tutorials, and he began using a simple notepad app to code.

Eventually he was able to save up enough for a laptop and begin freelancing, but before that, he managed to develop microedition apps using only his phone and Java.

Today, at the age of 19, Elvis is an Android developer at dot Learn, an MIT startup that builds educational apps for students in emerging markets like Africa. He has also worked on over 50 apps which collectively have millions of downloads from the Google Play store.

In this episode, listen to Elvis's story, his experiences programming on a phone, what he's  been doing career-wise, and what the future holds.

Mar 06, 2018
S4E18: An Introduction to Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency With Chris Castiglione
35:23

Chris Castiglione is the co-founder and CEO of One Month, a professor at Columbia University Business School, and a bitcoin and cryptocurrency enthusiast.

The classes Chris teaches focus on coding, digital literacy, and cryptocurrency. He also hosts a podcast and has written for several online publications, and is passionate about using education to inspire positive change in the world.

During his twenties, before founding One Month, Chris traveled the world working as a digital nomad, building websites and doing consulting. This is one of the things you'll hear him talk about in the episode!

When bitcoin and cryptocurrency caught his attention, he got excited about its potential. Now, he's teaching a course on it. Listen to the episode to hear Chris explain what crypto is, how he sees its future, what his course covers, and how to get involved.

Feb 27, 2018
S4E17: Learning to Code While Working Full Time With a Family With Michael Tombor
39:21

Mike Tombor is learning to code while working full time at a health insurance company. He also has two kids and a fiancé.

Mike’s goal is to become a full-stack web developer and designer. As he learns, he shares his journey in Medium blog posts and at community meetups to help others balance their own life demands with their goals.

Learning to code while working full time (and raising kids) is no easy feat. In our conversation, Mike shares how he balances work, coding, and family. He also explains what drew him to tech, tricks for staying motivated and managing your time wisely, and how to build a supportive community during your journey.

Feb 20, 2018
S4E16: Coding Bootcamp or College Degree? With David Yang
38:13

David Yang is the co-founder and lead instructor at Fullstack Academy, and has 17 years of programming experience.

The summer after graduating high school, David became the youngest software engineering intern to ever be accepted at Ernst and Young, and went on to earn bachelor's degrees in computer science and electrical engineering.

Before founding Fullstack, he worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and Yahoo, among other companies, and taught at Columbia University as an adjunct professor.

In our conversation, we talk about whether a coding bootcamp or college degree is the best choice for aspiring techies. He tells his own story, including what led him to create Fullstack, and gives advice on how to prepare for coding bootcamps, succeed, and impress employers after graduation.

Feb 13, 2018
S4E15: How to Teach Yourself Data Science With David Venturi
40:37

David Venturi is a former chemical engineer who began pursuing a tech career in 2015 and found a passion in data.

Recently, David used online resources to create a personalized data science master's program, to help others learn data analysis in a well-structured way.

The program encompasses courses from top institutions including Harvard, MIT, and Stanford, and focuses on topics like machine learning, software engineering, and back-end development.

David also works at Udacity, where he creates and teaches his own courses on data analysis.

Today, we discuss the importance of going for your passions, how he came up with the idea of building a personalized master's program, how to teach yourself data science, and how to stay positive and disciplined while teaching yourself tech skills.

Feb 06, 2018
S4E14: Pregnancy and Parenthood in the Tech Industry With Vidya Srinivasan
41:35

Vidya Srinivasan is an engineer, speaker, and singer, who works as a program manager at Microsoft and holds bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science.

When she's not on the job, Vidya stays busy with tech-related volunteering and activities. She loves to hack-for-good, and has won multiple awards at the Microsoft One Week hackathons. She has been part of the Grace Hopper Conference leadership since 2014 and regularly speaks about tech at various conferences and presentations.

Vidya is also passionate about music and her family. She holds a degree in Indian classical music and performs with Seattle bands to raise funds for nonprofits. When she recently became a new mom, she added time with her daughter to her busy schedule--and carried on doing the other things she loves as well!

In our conversation, I speak with Vidya about how she's balanced her career and passions with her experiences of pregnancy and parenthood. She gives advice on juggling responsibilities, staying involved in activities, and being transparent with your colleagues and company while starting a family.

Jan 30, 2018
S4E13: Pursuing a Career in Machine Learning With CTO Allan Leinwand
36:09

Allan Leinwand is the CTO at ServiceNow. Over his career, he has built a reputation for managing the world’s most demanding clouds.

In his role at ServiceNow, Allan is personally responsible for overseeing all technical aspects and guiding the long-term technology strategy for the company. He is involved in building and running the ServiceNow Enterprise Cloud--the second largest enterprise cloud computing environment on the planet.

During college, Allan knew he wanted to be involved in tech, though he wasn't sure in what specific capacity. His first post-graduation job was at HP, where he fell in love with computer science and networking. He then worked at Cisco, and now ServiceNow, where he has delved more into machine learning and cloud computing.

In our conversation, we talk about how Allan pursued a career in tech leadership, the difference between AI and machine learning, what to do if you want a career in machine learning or technical leadership, and more.

Jan 23, 2018
S4E12: Growing a Freelancing Business as a Data Scientist with Lillian Pierson
38:32

Lillian Pierson is a freelance data scientist for SMEs and entrepreneurs, as well as a trainer, speaker, and coach for people who want to get into data science and analytics.

Before she got into data science, Lillian worked in engineering. However, her interest in the tech space began early: she started teaching herself basic code in sixth grade, and always enjoyed working with data. When she decided on a career change, data science was the natural choice.

Lillian is also the author of Data Science for Dummies and the founder of Data-Mania, the company through which she offers data training services to professionals seeking career advancement. She works remotely as much as possible, which allowed her to move overseas to Thailand, where she's currently living the island life with her family.

In today's episode, we discuss freelancing as a data scientist, how to manage remote work and travel, the importance of building your personal brand, and more.

Jan 16, 2018
S4E11: From Theatre to Programming with Dev Mastery Founder Bill Sourour
41:52

Bill Sourour is the founder of DevMastery.com, the founder and president of technology consulting firm Arcnovus, and a frequent consultant for the Canadian government.

Through DevMastery, Bill offers a weekly newsletter full of tips and resources to help developers program better and advance their careers. Bill has 20 years of experience as a programmer and architect, which he uses to help both individual developers and large organizations as a teacher and consultant.

Bill's secondary passion was for acting; after studying theatre at Concordia University, he balanced both pursuits for years until he decided to fully commit to his tech career.

In today's conversation, we talk about the early days of Bill's career balancing his tech and theatre passions, how he got into consulting and started a business, his advice for people who want to work freelance, his goals for helping developers with the DevMastery newsletter, and more.

Jan 09, 2018
S4E10: Tech Advocacy, Community and Conferences With Bridget Kromhout
39:16

Bridget Kromhout is a DevOps professional with a passion for giving back to her community.

In her professional working life so far, Bridget spent 15 years as an operations engineer, and now works at Microsoft as a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate.

Her spare time is full of tech-related and volunteer activities: she leads the worldwide conference organization Devopsdays, runs community tech events in her home city of Minneapolis, co-hosts the Arrested DevOps podcast, and frequently participates in tech conferences as both a speaker and committee member.

In our conversation, Bridget talks about how she worked her way through college, what the day-to-day of being a tech advocate looks like, her experiences attending, chairing, and speaking at tech conferences, and the various side projects she's involved in to do her part in helping others.

Jan 02, 2018
S4E9: How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree With Fernando Hidalgo
35:45

Fernando Hidalgo is a self-taught data scientist who went from being a teacher’s assistant to a data scientist in just one-and-a-half years.

After studying economics in school, Fernando held a variety of jobs, unsure of what he wanted to do. One day, he started researching data science, and it captured his interest. Using trial and error, a bunch of online platforms, and a data science bootcamp, Fernando completely transformed his career path.

Now, Fernando works as a data scientist at Discovery Communications, and in his spare time helps others hack their careers at fernandodata.com.

In the episode, we talk about how Fernando started from zero to teach himself data science, what resources he used, what technologies aspiring data scientists should learn, and his tips for marketing yourself to employers or clients.

Dec 26, 2017
S4E8: How to Stand Out and Get Paid More With Josh Doody
42:11

Josh Doody is a salary negotiation coach and author who helps software developers receive more job offers and negotiate higher salaries.

In addition to helping clients one-on-one, Josh wrote the book Fearless Salary Negotiation, which includes his best strategies and tactics for getting paid what you're worth. The principles in this book can be used by anyone, not just software developers!

Our conversation covers how Josh got inspired to pursue the art of negotiation, how to stand out during the interview and hiring process, some of his top salary negotiation strategies, and how to get promoted at your current company.

 

Dec 19, 2017
S4E7: How to Become a Software Engineer at Amazon and Volunteer on the Side With Christine Chapman
36:44

By day, Christine Chapman works as a software engineer at Audible, where she's been ever since leaving her previous role as a full-stack Android developer at Amazon. But her love of tech doesn't stop when she leaves the office: Christine is also passionate about giving back and spreading computer science literacy to her community.

Some of Christine's favorite organizations to get involved with are ones that make an effort to increase diversity in the tech world, like Black Girls Code, Girl Develop It, and Women’s Coding Collective. She teaches courses for Girl Develop It and volunteers at Uplift, a nonprofit dedicated to combating sexual violence online.

In our conversation, Christine talks about her early experiences studying computer science and interning in competitive programs, gives advice for a job at a company like Amazon, and encourages us all to volunteer outside our day jobs, with actionable tips for getting involved.

Dec 12, 2017
S4E6: Interviewing and Interning at Big Tech Companies With Neel Mehta
37:06

Neel Mehta is a co-author of "Swipe to Unlock: The Non-Coder's Guide to Technology and the Business Strategy Behind It." At time of this interview Neel is a senior at Harvard, studying computer science, and has held internships at Microsoft, Khan Academy, and the U.S. census bureau.

One of Neel's greatest passions is using technology for social good. He started by launching an education app with a quarter-million users while he was still in high school. More recently, he founded a civic technology nonprofit, Coding it Forward, empowering young coders to use their talents for good.

In our discussion, Neel shares what drew him to technology at a young age, how he landed his competitive internships in college, why it's important to understand technology even for professionals not in tech roles, and more.

Dec 05, 2017
S4E5: How to Get Started in Data Analytics With Ben Collins
39:27

Ben Collins is a spreadsheet developer, data consultant, and data analytics instructor. He blogs and creates courses at BenLCollins.com, focusing on how to work with data using Google Sheets, Apps Script, and Data Studio.

Ben has taught workshops on data analysis, as well as doing freelance and consulting work. Prior to striking out on his own, he spent seven years as a forensic accountant focusing on data analysis.

In this episode, we talk about what a data analyst does, how Ben taught himself how to code, why demand is high for data professionals right now, the tools a data analyst uses, and the first steps to take if you want to get started in the field.

If you want to step up your spreadsheet game, you can get 20% off Ben's Google Sheets Training Bundle using my affiliate/commission link at LearntoCodeWith.Me/sheets. Going through this link will automatically apply the 20% discount on this course and send a few bucks my way at no extra cost to you.

Nov 28, 2017
S4E4: From Fashion Model to Frontend Developer With Madison Kanna
33:32

In just one year, Madison Kanna transitioned careers from fashion model to software engineer. She is now a fullstack developer at Conversio, and in her spare time blogs about development and life at MadisonKanna.com. Madison has also created a Udemy course, JavaScript For Beginners.

Listen to the episode for the story of Madison's journey from homeschooler to college dropout to fashion model to frontend and then fullstack developer. Along the way, she shares thoughts on productivity, working remotely, pursuing your passions, landing that first job, learning by teaching, and more.

Nov 21, 2017
S4E3: Learning Data Science as a Beginner With Alice Zhao
35:48

In today’s episode I talk with Alice Zhao, a senior data scientist at Metis. We talk about her background in analytics, the importance of storytelling in data science, and her advice for anyone who wants to get into data science.

Nov 14, 2017
S4E2: How to Break Into a DevOps Career With Nicole Forsgren
33:58

In this second episode of Season 4, I talk with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, the CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment. We chat about what DevOps is, the skills a DevOps career requires, and how anyone can get started in DevOps.

Nov 07, 2017
S4E1: How to Create a Successful Mobile App With Mark Price
37:44

Mark Price is a mobile app developer and the CEO of Devslopes. He shares how he got into app development, what makes a successful app, and how he started teaching online.

Oct 31, 2017
S4E0: Introducing Season 4 of the Learn to Code With Me Podcast
04:07

Welcome to season 4 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast. In this episode, I tell you what you can expect from this season, who I’ll be talking to, and how you can keep in touch.

Oct 31, 2017
S3E20: Careers in Security with Veracode Co-founder Chris Wysopal
36:39

Chris Wysopal is the co-founder and chief technology officer at Veracode, where he oversees technology strategy and information security. In our conversation, he talks about challenges and career options in the field of security.

Aug 08, 2017
S3E19: Improving the Quality of Online Education with edX CEO Anant Agarwal
34:44

Anant Agarwal is a professor at MIT, as well as the founder and CEO of edX - an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. We talk about how and why edX was started, trends in online learning, and Anant’s advice for high schoolers.

Aug 01, 2017
S3E18: Becoming a Software Engineer and Crushing Coder Stereotypes with Laura Medalia
33:41

Laura Medalia is a software engineer and avid Instagram user. She majored in english, but taught herself code on the side. From college she got a job in a health tech startup. Laura shares how she crushes the coding stereotypes through her Instagram.

Jul 25, 2017
S3E17: Starting an In-Person Coding Bootcamp with Matt Lane
30:37

Matt Lane - the co-founder and lead instructor at Rithm School - shares how he created a coding bootcamp in San Francisco. He also gives us some great interview tips.

Jul 18, 2017
S3E16: Using Market Research to Build a Wearable Tech Company with Yasmine Mustafa
33:55

Yasmine Mustafa is the CEO and founder of ROAR for Good, a hardware company that provides women with technology to help keep them safe. In this interview she shares with us her journey into tech and how she led Girl Develop It into Philly.

Jul 11, 2017
S3E15: Learning How To Code with Code Crew Co-founder Jamal O'Garro
33:45

Jamal O’Garro lost his job in finance and was unemployed for a year before he taught himself how to code and set up Code Crew. In this interview, Jamal shares some of the best resources available and how important it is to build a network of peers.

Jul 04, 2017
S3E14: Mastering the Art of Negotiation in the Workplace with Alexandra Dickinson
35:31

Alexandra Dickinson, the CEO and founder of Ask For It, shares her advice on the art of negotiation both in the workplace and at home. She shares some great tips on making more money from a new job or a raise.

Jun 27, 2017
S3E13: High School Dropout to Salesforce Admin with Zac Otero
30:30

Zac Otero dropped out of high school and worked at factories and other odd jobs before becoming a Salesforce admin. In this interview, Zac shares how he taught himself Salesforce and made the giant career switch.

Jun 20, 2017
S3E12: Teaching Kids to Code with Entrepreneur Katy Lynch
40:16

Codeverse co-founder and CMO Katy Lynch tells us how she created Kidscript - a programming language for children. She also tell us about her mission to teach 1 billion kids how to code and offers advice for anyone starting a business.

Jun 13, 2017
S3E11: Assessing Tech Job Trends with Indeed SVP of Product Raj Mukherjee
32:45

Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed.com, discusses tech job trends, the value of coding bootcamps, and shares advice for people looking to switch into a tech career later in life.

Jun 06, 2017
S3E10: Starting and Scaling Lucidchart with CTO Ben Dilts
35:39

Lucidchart co-founder and CTO Ben Dilts shares how he started and scaled Lucidchart, a diagramming tool for visual communication. Ben also gives advice for those learning how to code.

May 30, 2017
S3E9: Empowering Women to be Experts in Tech with Seema Gururaj
36:46

Seema Gururaj is the Founder and CEO of Square Circle Inc., a platform that empowers women technologists to grow their profile as an expert. In this interview, Seema offers advice for women who want to get ahead in their tech career and build a reputation as a leader.

May 23, 2017
S3E8: iOS Development and Side Hustles with Janina Kutyn
36:35

Janina Kutyn is an iOS developer who has lived in four countries around the world. In our conversation, she shares what it was like working at Apple, what led her start (and later end) her side hustle, Silicon Sweetheart, and much more.

May 16, 2017
S3E7: Coding Daily Through #100daysofcode with Alexander Kallaway
39:14

Alexander Kallaway explains how he taught himself how to code and what led him to start the #100daysofcode movement. He also shares advice for fellow beginners feeling stuck as they learn to code.

May 09, 2017
S3E6: Verizon Store Manager to Ventures Development Manager with Christie Pitts
36:35

Christie Pitts shares how she worked her way up at Verizon from store manager to venture development manager. Christie also offers advice for those looking to get started in venture capital.

May 02, 2017
S3E5: Getting Into Tech with Dev Bootcamp's Director of Curriculum Steven Harms
40:41

Steven Harms, Dev Bootcamp's Director of Curriculum, describes how he first got into tech. He also shares how his career evolved from working as a software engineer to helping others become software engineers. 

Apr 25, 2017
S3E4: Software Product Management and Building a Startup with Sam Gimbel
40:51

Sam Gimbel is Co-Founder and Head of Product at Clark, an app for tutors to manage all aspects of their businesses. Before starting Clark, Sam spent six years working as a PM in NYC at companies like Digital Ocean, DramaFever, and more.

Apr 18, 2017
S3E3: Frontend Technologies and Getting Active in the Tech Community w/ Tracy Lee
37:54

Tracy Lee, co-founder at This Dot and a Google Developer Expert, describes how she first got into tech after running her own startups for 5+ years. In this interview, she shares advice on learning to code, speaking at events, and much more.

Apr 11, 2017
S3E2: Programming, Entrepreneurship, and Starting The Practical Dev with Ben Halpern
37:25

Ben Halpern, founder of The Practical Dev and other tech startups, explains how he began learning to code after studying marketing in college. He also shares advice for beginners, teaching themselves how to code.

Apr 04, 2017
S3E1: Getting Into Tech after a Career in Finance with Ventrice
40:18

In the first episode of season 3, Ventrice Lam shares how she switched into tech after a career in finance, where she worked at Goldman Sachs for 6 years.

Mar 28, 2017
S3E0: Introducing Season 3 of the LTCWM Podcast
02:57

Welcome to season 3 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast. In this season we chat with a range of individuals working in the tech industry including startup founders, iOS developers, product managers and much more.

Mar 28, 2017
S2E20: From Learning Ruby to Starting a 150+ Person Tech Company with Sid Sijbrandij from GitLab
36:00

In the final episode of season 2, GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij shares how he taught himself how to code and later co-founded GitLab, an open source tool used by developers to create and manage code bases collaboratively.

Jan 31, 2017
S2E19: Studying Law to Building Startups in Silicon Valley with Harj Taggar
40:53

Co-founder and CEO of Triplebyte, Harj Taggar, shares how he went from studying law in the UK to building startups in Silicon Valley. Harj also describes how he became the first non-founding partner at Y Combinator.

Jan 24, 2017
S2E18: Online Entrepreneur to Fullstack Developer with Anthony Delgado
41:48

Anthony Delgado followed anything but a typical path into the world of technology. After starting out as an online entrepreneur, Anthony ended up learning his way into the role of Director of Technology.

Jan 17, 2017
S2E17: Getting an MBA as a Front End Developer with Sarah Tan
34:12

Sarah Tan is a liberal arts graduate with a bent for social good. She has 10 years of experience as a front end developer. After working in higher ed, digital agencies and politics - she is now a recent MBA graduate.

Jan 10, 2017
S2E16: Building Vets Who Code with Jerome Hardaway
38:19

Jerome Hardaway explains how he learned how to code and ultimately built Vets Who Code - a 501(c)(3) that remotely teaches veterans how to program.

Jan 03, 2017
S2E15: Community Development to Frontend Development with Luisa Morales
36:33

Luisa Morales shares how she went from working in community development to teaching herself how to code. Today, Luisa is a frontend developer at the dev agency Stealthwerk.

Dec 27, 2016
S2E14: Switching from Public Health to Web Development with Jade Applegate
33:08

Jade Applegate transitioned into tech almost 3 years ago. After attending a General Assembly bootcamp, she landed first software engineering job at Fastly - where she still works today. In our interview, Jade shares helpful advice for those switching into tech. 

Dec 20, 2016
S2E13: Vegan Blogger Turned Techie with Holy P
36:17

Holy P is a vegan blogger turned coder. Today Holy runs Untouchd Mag, helps out with Girl Develop It Atlanta, and has a highly popular Instagram account with over 12,000 followers (and counting).

Dec 13, 2016
S2E12: Journalism to Creating Tech Ladies with Allison Esposito
32:24

Allison Esposito shares how she went from the world of journalism to working at Google. Today, Allison runs Tech Ladies, a thriving online community and job site for women.

Dec 06, 2016
S2E11: Violinist to Instructor Apprentice at Dev Bootcamp with Debbie Milburn
26:03

After pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Debbie Milburn decided to change directions by learning how to code. Today, she works as an Instructor Apprentice at Dev Bootcamp NYC.

Nov 29, 2016
S2E10: Librarian to Web Developer with Lisa Smith
29:54

In this episode, Lisa Smith explains how she made a career transition from a university librarian to a web developer without any formal education.

Nov 22, 2016
S2E9: Creating a Data Visualization Startup with Eugene Woo
39:15

Eugene Woo, cofounder of Venngage, shares how he first got into entrepreneurship and what he has learned through building two companies of his own.

Nov 15, 2016
S2E8: Starting Free Code Camp with Quincy Larson
43:45

Quincy Larson shares how he fell in love with coding, and what led to the creation of Free Code Camp - an open source community that helps you learn to code, then practice by building projects for nonprofits.

Nov 08, 2016
S2E7: Real Estate Agent to Software Engineer with Bryan Knight
39:08

UI engineer, Bryan Knight, shares how he learned to code after a career in the Air Force and then as a real estate agent. If you’re learning to code later in life, this episode is a must listen!

Nov 01, 2016
S2E6: Coding Bootcamp to Microsoft (and Beyond) with Saron Yitbarek
45:40

Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie, shares how she learned to code, landed a job at Microsoft, and started CodeNewbie - the most supportive community of people learning to code.

Oct 25, 2016
S2E5: Leaving College to Attend a Coding Bootcamp with Daniel Thorne
30:02

20-year-old Daniel Thorne tells his story about leaving his college computer science program to attend a coding bootcamp, Fullstack Academy, instead.

Oct 18, 2016
S2E4: Teaching English in Korea to Fullstack Developer with Stephen Mayeux
29:33

Former teacher Stephen Mayeux shares how he taught himself how to code while teaching English overseas. 

Oct 11, 2016
S2E3: Learning to Code at a Young Age with Avi Flombaum
33:08

Avi Flombaum, founder of Flatiron School, shares how he taught himself how to code at a young age plus the story behind the creation of Flatiron School. 

Oct 04, 2016
S2E2: Learning How to Build an iOS App in 90 Days With Evan Leong
33:15

Evan Leong is a musician, designer, and recently turned iOS developer. In this episode of the Learn to Code With Me podcast, Evan shares how he built his own iOS app in just 90 days.

Sep 27, 2016
S2E1: From Teacher to GitHub Employee with Briana Swift
28:55

In the first full-length episode in season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast I chat with Briana Swift, an elementary teacher turned trainer at Github.

Sep 20, 2016
Welcome to Season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me Podcast
10:46

Season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast will focus on self-taught coders and their stories. Here’s what else you can expect in this season.

Sep 20, 2016
Season 1 Follow Up Message
03:34

A special announcement regarding season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast.

Aug 02, 2016
S1E15: How learning to code can help you build your startup with Karin Nielsen
35:52

Karin Nielsen learned how to code so she could build her startup, Fluently. In our conversation, we discuss how technical skills can come in handy when building your company. Plus, she shares overall advice about starting your own startup.

Jul 26, 2016
S1E14: How to start and scale your own digital agency with Lawrence Howlett
32:32

Lawrence Howlett has been running a digital agency, New Edge, for over ten years. Based in the UK, Lawrence shares how he began building websites to earn extra money, to hiring his first employee, and later renting his first company office.

Jul 19, 2016
S1E13: Switching into a dev career with a full-time job (and life) with Brian Jenney
26:09

In less than 7 months Brian Jenney made a complete career switch from a career advisor at a community college to gainfully employed as a full-time developer. In our interview, Brian shares exactly how he made the transition, all while balancing other responsibilities like raising two small children and a second job as a Lyft driver.

Jul 12, 2016
S1E12: The importance of networking for new opportunities with Sandy Jones-Kaminski
46:32

Sandy Jones-Kaminski is a networking and LinkedIn expert. In this episode we discuss the importance of networking and why every professional needs to be on LinkedIn. Sandy also shares actionable advice on how to rock your next networking event.

Jul 05, 2016
S1E11: Creating a boutique design firm with Lisa Ghisolf
29:11

Lisa Ghisolf has been successfully running her own boutique design and WordPress firm since 2003. In today’s show, we discuss how she started the business, how it has evolved, her side projects, and speaking at conferences.

Jun 28, 2016
S1E10: From coding bootcamp to software engineer with Joshua Penman
25:49

Joshua Penman spent most of his career in the music industry until 2015 when he made a drastic career transition into software engineering. Today, Joshua works as an engineer at Asana. In this episode, we discuss his experience at one of the top coding bootcamps in the US (App Academy) plus what it was like finding a job afterwards.

Jun 21, 2016
S1E9: Deciding if you should skip college to learn to code with Becca Refford
28:09

Becca Refford began teaching herself to code when she was 17 years old. After a short stint in college, she realized the traditional academic route wasn’t for her. In this episode, Becca shares how she carved her way into the Philadelphia tech scene without a college degree.

Jun 14, 2016
S1E8: How to rock your technical interview with Parker Phinney
30:11

Parker Phinney is the founder of Interview Cake, a coding interview practice website. Inside this episode he shares insights on how you can prepare for your technical interview.

Jun 07, 2016
S1E7: Acing your resume and cover letter with Jeremy Schifeling
37:57

In this episode, Jeremy Schifeling, CEO + Founder of Break into Tech, shares his top tips for creating a standout resume and cover letter. As a former kindergarten teacher, Jeremy himself transitioned into the tech industry. Ever since he has worked at big companies like Apple and LinkedIn.

May 31, 2016
S1E6: How to make a living by teaching others to code with Brad Hussey
37:36

Brad Hussey is a freelance developer turned teacher. Today, he has over 100,000 students on Udemy alone. In our conversation, we talk about how he made the switch from freelancer to teacher. Plus advice on how you, the listener, can make your own online course.

May 24, 2016
S1E5: How to freelance while working full-time with Ryan Robinson
23:59

Ryan Robinson works full-time as a content marketing lead for CreativeLive. Beyond that, he has his own freelance clients and even writes for large publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, and About.com. Today Ryan and I discuss how you can work full-time AND freelance on the side. 

May 17, 2016
S1E4: How to get started as a freelancer with Joyce Akiko
22:19

Today's guest, Joyce Akiko, helps people work for themselves so they can experience flexibility and freedom in their day-to-day. In our conversation we discuss how to get started as a freelancer.

May 10, 2016
S1E3: Why you should focus on fundamentals first with Chris Lee
39:38

Chris Lee is the co-founder of Launch School, an online program that helps people become software engineers. In our conversation we talk about why it's crucial to focus on fundamentals first when learning how to program. And how these fundamentals can help you secure a job as full-time software developer.

May 03, 2016
S1E2: Combining your passions into a coding career with Astrid Countee
36:32

Astrid is an anthropologist turned data analyst turned software developer. In this episode Astrid talks about why she made a career transition, her decision to attend a coding bootcamp, how she got her first developer job, and what she's doing today.

Apr 21, 2016
S1E1: Knowing when you're ready to make money with your skills with Adda Birnir
36:57

Adda Birnir is the CEO and founder of Skillcrush - an online platform for people wanting to switch into a digital career. As a self-taught coder herself, I speak with Adda about what it is like teaching yourself and how to know when it's time to make money

Apr 21, 2016
000: Introducing the Learn to Code With Me Podcast
07:42

Introducing the Learn to Code With Me Podcast, a show for people teaching themselves how to code.

Apr 21, 2016