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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.

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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.

    037: I Hated Public Speaking... So I Became a Public Speaker

    037: I Hated Public Speaking... So I Became a Public Speaker

    If you'd have told me 5 years ago that I'd WILLINGLY get involved with public speaking, I'd have laughed my ass off. For the longest time, I avoided, procrastinated, and generally flopped through required presentation material for school.

    So what happened? Well, I'm more than happy to tell you in the episode. 🙃

    Let's just say that incredible things happen when you find something in life that you truly love and find exciting. Asking for a presentation on anything else just don't hit the same.

    • 40 min
    036: Overcoming Blank Screen Paralysis

    036: Overcoming Blank Screen Paralysis

    Blank screen paralysis is a sucky experience. You're just sitting there, staring at the blank code editor screen, wondering what to do first. Unfortunately, this is a common place where new coders drop off, or choose not to challenge themselves and settle with more comfortable resources. There are other reasons why we freeze up, and I want to help you understand what they are, and how we can work to overcome them together. ❤️

    • 26 min
    035: How to Share What You Know Before You're Confident

    035: How to Share What You Know Before You're Confident

    Sharing is particularly important in the tech industry. Yet, so many coders—new and experienced—opt not to share their knowledge. Why is this? If it's fear, what are we afraid of?

    In this episode, Nicole talks about some of the reasons we feel too shy to share our code or write a blog post on what we know, and how she's overcoming the urge to stay in a bubble.

    • 42 min
    034: Overcoming Perfectionism and Getting Things Done

    034: Overcoming Perfectionism and Getting Things Done

    Perfectionism isn't often discussed in its less favorable light, but it affects so many people learning to code (and just in life!)

    In this episode, I discuss my own battle with perfectionism, how it's affected my life and work, and offer some tips to overcome it.

    • 46 min
    033: Dissecting Build Tools in JavaScript

    033: Dissecting Build Tools in JavaScript

    When you're first learning to code, it's easy to become overwhelmed by the veritable cornucopia of build tool options.

    Why are there so many?
    What do they do?
    What problems do they solve?

    In this episode, we (not-too-deep) dive into Build Tools—specifically, Package Managers, Task Runners, and Module Loaders and Bundlers.

    Learn what each of these tool types do, and briefly compare the different tools themselves!

    • 41 min
    032: Dissecting the Web Developer Roadmap—The Back-End

    032: Dissecting the Web Developer Roadmap—The Back-End

    Part 3 of 4, Nicole dissects the Web Developer Roadmap's Back-End section, bringing valuable context to the steps recommended for students seeking a career using Back-End technologies.
    The Web Developer Roadmap by Kamran Ahmed (@kamranahmedse) has become a powerful resource for new self-taught web developers—especially those looking to change careers. But, what do all of these terms even mean? Why are they important? What happens if you don't know them?
    What do you need to know in order to work in the web development industry? Where should you start, in terms of really understanding the concepts now, and down the road? What do all these weird-sounding terms mean??
    In this series, we'll be pulling apart Kamran Ahmed's Web Developer Roadmap to help you visualize and contextualize your self-education journey. By the end of this series, listeners will understand the different subsets of web development, and what kinds of tools and resources you'll need to learn in order to get a job. If you're a new self-taught web developer, you'll definitely want to tune in!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

Mata Hari Zelle ,

A shepherd of self-thaught web devs

If I may quote myself, ”The Roadmap was like my bible to me and she is becoming my new pastor.” I can't thank her enough for this podcast.

c-money37 ,

I’ve learned so much from this podcast!

The DOM episode really cleared up a lot of questions I had! Please keep making episodes!!!

Treacych ,

Very informative and helpful!

Thanks for introducing and explaining this roadmap to us newbies!! I’m exciting to listen to the rest of the series and check out the links on your site.

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