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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!

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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!

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By DrummersGal79 - Nov 16 2019
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Where are the earlier season episodes?

Very informative

By Arm2110 - Oct 19 2019
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Great podcast. Valuable information.

iTunes Ratings

469 Ratings
Average Ratings
364
48
25
11
21

Question??

By DrummersGal79 - Nov 16 2019
Read more
Where are the earlier season episodes?

Very informative

By Arm2110 - Oct 19 2019
Read more
Great podcast. Valuable information.

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Learn to Code With Me

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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!

S6E7: How to Combine Your Passions to Create Your Own Career in Tech

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Entrepreneur, content creator and educator Masha Zvereva talks about influencer marketing, how to create your own tech career, and why she founded her business, Coding Blonde.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

May 28 2019

38mins

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S5E11: How to Get Into the Tech Industry With No Experience

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Sameer Syed works at Jigsaw, building technology to fight online censorship. He shares the steps he took to transition into tech from a totally unrelated field and gives advice on how others can do the same.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jan 08 2019

34mins

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S4E16: Coding Bootcamp or College Degree? With David Yang

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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

38mins

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S4E20: Projects and Portfolios: a Hands-on Approach to Learning to Code With Ashu Desai

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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

37mins

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S6E1: How One Podcast Listener Became a Junior Dev (Without a College Degree)

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Jesse Moore realized his ambition to work in tech by listening to the LTCWM podcast, and now he’s a junior developer. He shares his advice for those who want to do the same.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Apr 09 2019

42mins

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S4E17: Learning to Code While Working Full Time With a Family With Michael Tombor

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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

39mins

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S3E7: Coding Daily Through #100daysofcode with Alexander Kallaway

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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

39mins

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S4E15: How to Teach Yourself Data Science With David Venturi

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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

40mins

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Celebrating 100 Episodes of the LTCWM Podcast With Host Laurence Bradford

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In this special anniversary episode, I’m interviewed by my friend and former colleague, Jess Catorc. I talk about how I started my career in an unrelated field, why I started learning to code, why I started LTCWM, and my experiences working in tech.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Apr 02 2019

50mins

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S6E15: The Rise of Coding Bootcamps (And How They Can Transform Your Career)

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It can be tough to know if a coding bootcamp is the right investment for you. Before you make that decision, you should weigh all the factors involved and evaluate them in the context of your personality and goals. Here to help explain how to do this is Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma, where is empowers people to make their most important career decisions—the first being which coding boot camp is best for them.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • The history of bootcamps
  • How to know whether attending a bootcamp is the right decision for you
  • What happens if you decide you don’t want a job in tech afterwards
  • How income-share agreements are making bootcamps more financially accessible than ever

Learn more about Ruben and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and dotTech Domains.

Aug 06 2019

43mins

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S3E18: Becoming a Software Engineer and Crushing Coder Stereotypes with Laura Medalia

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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

33mins

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S5E13: 7 Emerging Technologies to Learn in 2019

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Corporate trainer and YouTuber Navin Reddy discusses emerging technologies for 2019, what’s changed since last year, how to keep up-to-date on tech trends, and more.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jan 22 2019

40mins

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S3E15: Learning How To Code with Code Crew Co-founder Jamal O'Garro

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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

33mins

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S5E7: How to Make a Midlife Career Change Into Tech

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Career coach and founder of Career Rehab, Kanika Tolver, shares her advice for transitioning into tech later in life.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Nov 20 2018

39mins

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S4E9: How to Become a Data Scientist Without a Degree With Fernando Hidalgo

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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

35mins

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S4E5: How to Get Started in Data Analytics With Ben Collins

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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

39mins

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S6E9: How to Learn Software Engineering Self-Taught vs College

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Is getting a college degree worth it if you want to be a software engineer? Mosh Hamedani discusses the best ways to teach yourself tech skills, and why college education may not be the best route for software engineering.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jun 11 2019

36mins

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S4E19: From Learning to Code on a Phone to Working for an MIT Startup With Elvis Chidera

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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

34mins

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S6E12: How a Stay-At-Home Mom Landed a Remote Junior Developer Position In Just 9 Months

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Christina Gorton is a self-taught creative coder and instructor who works remotely from Costa Rica. She was a stay-at-home mom for 5 years before transitioning into tech, and she landed a junior developer job after just 9 months of learning to code.

In this episode, we discuss...

  • How to make time to learn to code as a mom
  • What it’s like to work remotely
  • What creative coding is all about

Learn more about Christina and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and TECH Domains.

Jul 16 2019

34mins

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S2E18: Online Entrepreneur to Fullstack Developer with Anthony Delgado

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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

41mins

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The End of Season 6

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As the sixth season of the Learn to Code With Me podcast comes to an end, I share a few updates about what’s coming up over the next few months.

Oct 16 2019

7mins

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S6E20: What It Takes to Launch a Successful Side Hustle

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Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for more than 10 years. He was previously managed SEO at PayPal and Airbnb, and now runs ClickMinded, a digital marketing training platform for marketers and entrepreneurs. Tommy started ClickMinded as a side project while working full-time at Airbnb. He grew it until it started generating more revenue than his annual salary. Two years ago, he quit Airbnb to go full-time on it and ran into a number of problems in trying to grow the business from there.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • The sacrifices it takes to make a side gig work
  • How to get the first customers for your side gig
  • The right time to leave your full-time job to go all-in on your side gig

Learn more about Marie and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Oct 15 2019

42mins

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S6E19: An Introduction to Open Source Projects for Beginners

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Safia Abdalla is an open source developer, writer, and a software engineer at Microsoft and she also co-hosts the BookBytes podcast, a fortnightly book club for developers. She’s passionate about bringing people together to build great things and using storytelling to share knowledge.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • How to get into open source development
  • What makes a good open source project to start with
  • Whether open source contributions can help you get a job
  • How to transition from contributor to maintainer

Learn more about Safia and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Oct 08 2019

39mins

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S6E18: Etsy Data Engineering Director Shares Her Experience of Inclusion in Tech

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Jenn Clevenger is Etsy's Data Engineering Director. In this role, she leads engineering teams in charge of Big Data platforms, Business insights infrastructure and Data Integrations. These teams provide data products and services to internal stakeholders including Analytics, Data Science, Product and Marketing organizations at Etsy.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • Job-hunting/career-building when pregnant
  • What a day in the life of a data engineering director looks like
  • How to create an inclusive workplace and culture
  • How to identify inclusive companies when job-hunting

Learn more about Jenn and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Oct 01 2019

38mins

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S6E17: From Newbie Coder to Google Software Engineer in Just 6 Months

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Clément Mihailescu enrolled in a coding bootcamp without ever having written a single line of code. Less than six months later, he secured a job at Google as a software engineer. His experience applying for jobs also inspired him to start a side business, helping others practice for the technical interview. 

In this episode, we discuss…

  • How to land a job at a top tech company
  • What it’s like working at Google
  • How to prepare for a coding interview
  • What it’s like balancing a side gig and a full-time job

Update (Nov 2019): Laurence mentions in the episode that you can get 30% off AlgoExpert. This has since been reduced to 15%.

Learn more about Clément and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Sep 24 2019

36mins

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S6E16: Falling into a Career in FinTech and Content Marketing

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Ina Yulo is the global manager for BrightTALK's FinTech and Women in Business communities. She also advises companies including tech giants and large banks on content marketing. She’s on the Women in FinTech Power List, was named a WeAreTheCity Rising Star for 2018, and is both a speaker and a mentor for business owners. 

In this episode, we discuss…

  • Current innovations in FinTech
  • What kinds of jobs are available and what level of tech skills you might need
  • Ina’s advice for startup founders and women in business

Learn more about Ina and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Sep 17 2019

35mins

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S6E15: The Rise of Coding Bootcamps (And How They Can Transform Your Career)

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It can be tough to know if a coding bootcamp is the right investment for you. Before you make that decision, you should weigh all the factors involved and evaluate them in the context of your personality and goals. Here to help explain how to do this is Ruben Harris, CEO of Career Karma, where is empowers people to make their most important career decisions—the first being which coding boot camp is best for them.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • The history of bootcamps
  • How to know whether attending a bootcamp is the right decision for you
  • What happens if you decide you don’t want a job in tech afterwards
  • How income-share agreements are making bootcamps more financially accessible than ever

Learn more about Ruben and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and dotTech Domains.

Aug 06 2019

43mins

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S6E14: An Introduction to Data Privacy and Data Protection for Developers

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If you want to work in tech or run your own business, chances are high that you’ll be working with data at some point. That means you need to know about data privacy, and it’s hard to find someone more knowledgeable and experienced than Sheila FitzPatrick. Sheila is the founder and president of FitzPatrick & Associates, a strategic global data privacy and protection compliance consulting firm.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • What developers/tech professionals need to know to make sure that their work follows best practices for data collection and privacy
  • The differences between privacy and security
  • What counts as personal data, and why it’s important to be completely clear on what data you’re collecting and why

Learn more about Sheila and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and dotTech Domains.

Jul 30 2019

38mins

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S6E13: Becoming a DevOps Engineer With No Experience and No Degree

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Logan Tran made his tech transition from the music industry about five and a half years ago. He began by self-teaching and building his own projects. He was soon introduced to DevOps through his work and decided to pursue the specialty. Now, he’s in his second DevOps Engineer role at NextCapital.

In this episode, we discuss…

  • What DevOps entails, from the culture to the technology to the job market
  • How Logan went from the music industry to tech without a college degree
  • Why working remotely isn’t all beaches & sunshine
  • Advice on deciding between self-teaching or traditional education

Learn more about Logan and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and dotTech Domains.

Jul 23 2019

40mins

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S6E12: How a Stay-At-Home Mom Landed a Remote Junior Developer Position In Just 9 Months

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Christina Gorton is a self-taught creative coder and instructor who works remotely from Costa Rica. She was a stay-at-home mom for 5 years before transitioning into tech, and she landed a junior developer job after just 9 months of learning to code.

In this episode, we discuss...

  • How to make time to learn to code as a mom
  • What it’s like to work remotely
  • What creative coding is all about

Learn more about Christina and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and TECH Domains.

Jul 16 2019

34mins

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S6E11: What Is a Hackathon and How Do You Prepare for One

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"Hacking" isn’t always a bad word in the tech space anymore, thanks to the growing popularity of "ethical hacking" and events like "hackathons".

Senior software developer Gwendolyn Faraday loves the power of hackathons to bring beginners together and let them sharpen their skills in a fun and supportive environment, and she now hosts her own hackathons for beginners.

In the episode, Gwen discusses...

  • Why hackathons were so important for her own learning journey
  • How to prepare for a hackathon and other hackathon tips
  • What to do if you’re going to a hackathon alone, instead of with a team

Learn more about Gwen and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and .TECH Domains.

Jun 25 2019

34mins

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S6E10: How to Use Personal Branding to Land a Job in Tech

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Recent tech graduate Marie Armstrong discusses how to stand out to employers if you’re not a straight-A student, and the importance of personal branding to get your name heard.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jun 18 2019

36mins

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S6E9: How to Learn Software Engineering Self-Taught vs College

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Is getting a college degree worth it if you want to be a software engineer? Mosh Hamedani discusses the best ways to teach yourself tech skills, and why college education may not be the best route for software engineering.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jun 11 2019

36mins

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S6E8: How to Market Yourself Online as a Niche Freelancer

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Kyle Prinsloo, founder of studywebdevelopment.com, shares advice on finding your freelance niche, how to start your full-time freelance career, and how to market yourself online.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Jun 04 2019

42mins

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S6E7: How to Combine Your Passions to Create Your Own Career in Tech

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Entrepreneur, content creator and educator Masha Zvereva talks about influencer marketing, how to create your own tech career, and why she founded her business, Coding Blonde.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

May 28 2019

38mins

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S6E6: Digital Literacy and the History of the Internet

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Chris Castiglione, the founder of One Month, discusses what it means for the internet to be decentralized and the importance of having digital literacy skills in 2019.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

May 21 2019

39mins

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S6E5: How One Airport Security Officer Became an IT Solutions Specialist

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Find out how former airport security officer Samit Saini transitioned into tech, despite being dyslexic and leaving high school at the age of 16.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

May 14 2019

38mins

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S6E4: Web Development, JavaScript and Building an Online Presence

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Wes Bos discusses his extensive background in tech, why he started creating online JavaScript courses, and shares some tips on how to build an online presence.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.

May 07 2019

43mins

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Tech Toolbox 2019: The Fastest Way to Become a Developer (Even as a Beginner)

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Imtiaz Ahmed shares why Java and Python are great languages to learn first, and how to become a software developer quickly - even if you’re a complete beginner.

Learn more about this special, limited-time bundle here: https://learntocodewith.me/toolbox2019.

May 03 2019

26mins

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Tech Toolbox 2019: Learning to Code How Online Education Has Evolved

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Mark Lassoff explains how online education has evolved over the years and the best way for beginners to start learning how to code.

Learn more about this special, limited-time bundle here: https://learntocodewith.me/toolbox2019.

May 02 2019

28mins

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