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.
Visualize Your Code (and Practice Anywhere!)
In this episode, Nicole introduces you to an often-overlooked technique for solidifying the programming knowledge you encounter: visualization.
While I was away from my laptop, I'd think about the code I was writing..I walked through it in my mind, and made mental notes of things that struck me as unfamiliar or where I experienced uncertainty. And it changed my experience entirely!
Read episode notes: https://www.lavieencode.net/48
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I just finished the first podcast and I can’t wait to hear the rest. I can connect to so much and I really enjoy this style. It’s easy to listen to and I’m excited to hear them all as I, myself, want to do the same thing and switch careers. I have always wanted to get into web development but didn’t know where to start. I already feel more comfortable and confident after just one episode. Please keep creating these! You’re doing a phenomenal job!! :)
Practical, well-rounded tech advice
Nicole shares so much good info on this podcast about how to get into tech and learn coding. Many other resources focus only on the code, but Nicole brings a person-first approach to learning and setting yourself up for success and creating the structure that learners need. Highly recommended for people early in their tech careers, tech educators, and people building learning communities!
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.