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La Vie en Code is a podcast for self-taught web developers, hosted by fellow self-taught web developer and EdTech entrepreneur Nicole Archambault. The podcast focuses on front-end, entrepreneurship, and the experiences of underrepresented groups in tech.

La Vie en Code Nicole Archambault

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

La Vie en Code is a podcast for self-taught web developers, hosted by fellow self-taught web developer and EdTech entrepreneur Nicole Archambault. The podcast focuses on front-end, entrepreneurship, and the experiences of underrepresented groups in tech.

    What to Do When You Wanna Give Up Coding

    What to Do When You Wanna Give Up Coding

    In this episode, Nicole helps you work through your feelings and obstacles when you feel like giving up on learning to code.

    It happens to all of us.

    We're plugging alone, doing tutorials and maybe building some small projects. And then things start to get hard. (It's super rare that people continue feeling confident like they do in the beginning, trust me!)

    So what do you do? You can hunker down and work harder or smarter, or you can choose the easier option: giving up entirely.

    • 21 min
    How I Created My Dream Career with Online Tech Courses

    How I Created My Dream Career with Online Tech Courses

    In this episode, Nicole tells the story of how she decided to create online tech courses, and why they were powerful enough to make them into an immensely fulfilling (AND very lucrative!) career!

    Online courses are more popular than they've ever been, especially in the age of social distancing. And they're not going anywhere anytime soon.

    • 39 min
    How to Break Down a Problem

    How to Break Down a Problem

    In this episode, Nicole walks you through the process of breaking a complex problem down into smaller pieces—making it easier to solve, with less stress!

    Solving code challenges is hard enough as it is, but new developers sometimes run away because they can't see past the surface complexity.

    • 21 min
    Growing as a Newbie Dev

    Growing as a Newbie Dev

    In this episode, Nicole highlights the different, distinct stages of our growth as web developers, from beginner to expert, so you always know where you are!

    We all know we can't go from beginner to expert overnight. Your growth process from "hello world" to building on advanced codebases is going to be a long one.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    How to Love the Experience of Learning to Code

    How to Love the Experience of Learning to Code

    Your early stages of learning to code are really something special! 🥰

    In this episode, I'll show you why you're in a fantastic place as a new developer, how you're more valuable to the industry than a lot of experienced developers, and tell a bit about my story of learning to love the experience of learning to code.

    • 26 min
    Leveraging Twitter as a Developer

    Leveraging Twitter as a Developer

    Twitter is Where Tech Happens™!

    When you create a Twitter account as a developer, you're stepping into the tech community. You'll expose yourself to all kinds of helpful content and valuable people posting it. Not being on the platform may actually hurt your career opportunities.

    I want to help you understand the nuances of the platform, how it differs from other social media platforms, what to post, and a bunch of valuable advice.

    P.S. Be sure to follow me at @lavie_encode!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

tishushu ,

Nicole gets me!

I appreciate every last podcast as an advanced beginner/intermediate full stack developer. I especially resonate with the posts about those deer-in-the-headlights moments we all have and perfectionism. I can’t wait to take her speed learning course.

MiniMinmalism ,

Thank You

Lady you are singing my song! This podcast came at a great time for me. I am going to review your series. I hear so many parallels to my learning hills and especially those dark valleys! I feel like you gave me a flashlight and focus. LOL. In addition, the gratitude list is a wonderful idea for me to be mindful and to be kind to myself. TY

karlacodes ,

Great podcast for newbie coders!

Nicole’s advice and personal examples really help understand the journey of a self taught developer and how to to deal with the obstacles you might encounter a long the way.

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