26 episodes

Learn to Code is a podcast hosted by Chris Castiglione (OneMonth.com) based in Brooklyn, NY. Each week Chris interviews successful business founders, startups and programmers to ask them: How did you learn to code? What tips and tricks do you have for finding meaningful work?

Learn more about One Month and the Learn to Code podcast at www.onemonth.com.

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    • 4.9 • 95 Ratings

Learn to Code is a podcast hosted by Chris Castiglione (OneMonth.com) based in Brooklyn, NY. Each week Chris interviews successful business founders, startups and programmers to ask them: How did you learn to code? What tips and tricks do you have for finding meaningful work?

Learn more about One Month and the Learn to Code podcast at www.onemonth.com.

    Why are MBAs Learning Python?

    Why are MBAs Learning Python?

    This week on the Learn to Code Podcast Mattan Griffel, award-winning teacher of the Introduction to Programming Using Python course at Columbia Business School, and I discuss the question: “Why are MBAs learning to code?”
    Over the past four years, Mattan has taught thousands of MBAs. Recently he has begun work on a textbook to scale his curriculum to business schools all around the country titled Python for MBAs.
    In this episode, we’ll discuss why entrepreneurs and managers are using Python to automate routine tasks. We’ll look at student use cases, and how and why Python does a better job at data analysis than more traditional tools like Excel.
    Episode Show Notes and Full Transcript 
    The Learn to Code Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. Follow One Month on Facebook and Twitter. 
     

    • 31 min
    How to Land a Job in Content Marketing with Kenny Kline

    How to Land a Job in Content Marketing with Kenny Kline

    You’ve launched your first website. It’s a big day! You want to throw a party, crack a beer, and high-five everyone you see. Except, there’s no one around — zero comments on your blog and your site doesn’t even show up in any Google rankings.
    This week on the podcast, I’m chatting with Kenny Kline (JAKK Media), who’s built a multi-million dollar business helping drive organic traffic to his client’s websites.
    IMHO Kenny is the #1 content marketing guru in New York. Over the years, I’ve learned so much from Kenny that has helped drive 2-3x more traffic to OneMonth.com. That’s why I’m especially excited to share this episode. You’ll learn how Kenny Kline learned to code, what a content marketer does, and how to gain the skills necessary to apply for your dream content marketing job!
    The Learn to Code Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. Follow One Month on Facebook and Twitter. 
      

    • 48 min
    How Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad CEO) Learned to Code

    How Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad CEO) Learned to Code

    In this episode, Sahil Lavingia tells us how he learned Python, build Gumroad, as well as his advice for newbies stuck on choosing a programming language.
    Episode Show Notes and Full Transcript 
    The Learn to Code Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. Follow One Month on Facebook and Twitter. 
     

    • 25 min
    Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company

    This week I chat with Sahil Lavingia (Gumroad.com Founder) who spent years running a profitable business with millions of adorning customers — only to be told again and again that he was a huge failure.
    In this episode, Sahil and I discuss the expectations of taking VC money, and the metrics for success (and failure) that startups must answer to.
    Sahil begins, 
    "In 2011, I left my job as the second employee at Pinterest — before I vested any of my stock — to work on what I thought would be my life’s work. I thought Gumroad would become a billion-dollar company, with hundreds of employees. It would IPO, and I would work on it until I died. Something like that. Needless to say, that didn’t happen. Now, it may look like I am in an enviable position, running a profitable, growing, low-maintenance software business serving adoring customers. But for years, I considered myself a failure. At my lowest point, I had to lay off 75 percent of my company, including many of my best friends. I had failed. It took me years to realize I was misguided from the outset. I no longer feel shame in the path I took to get to where I am today — but for a long time, I did. This is my journey, from the beginning." 
    Reflecting on My Failure to Build a Billion-Dollar Company
    Episode Show Notes and Full Transcript 
    The Learn to Code Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. Follow One Month on Facebook and Twitter. 
     

    • 41 min
    6 Reasons Why You’ll Never Learn to Code

    6 Reasons Why You’ll Never Learn to Code

    A few years ago, David Heinemeier Hansson (Ruby on Rails creator) made a confession on Twitter: "I look up code on the internet all the time." David's confession went viral. Within a few hours, dozens of developers began to make similar confessions — all challenging the conventional idea of what most people think it means to be a "real developer."
    What the trend "Developer Confessions" has taught us is that developers don't know EVERYTHING. (Phew, what a relief!)
    In this latest episode of the Learn to Code Podcast I break down the 6 Reasons Why You'll Never Learn to Code, and make my own developer confession. (Geez, I have so so so many developer confessions — hope you're ready).
    6 Reasons Why You'll Never Learn to Code (article w/ links and examples) 
    https://learn.onemonth.com/6-reasons-why-youll-never-learn-to-code/
    Developer Confessions: 
    https://twitter.com/i/events/835969005668220930?lang=en
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    • 22 min
    How to Launch a Career Developing WordPress Sites

    How to Launch a Career Developing WordPress Sites

    WordPress development is in high demand! If you dream of launching a freelance web development career you'll want to know the basics of how to customize WordPress with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). 
    In this episode, I chat with Elliot Condon — the creator of Advanced Custom Fields. You'll learn: How Elliot learned to code, How you can use WordPress + ACF to build amazing websites, and how to start a freelance career as a WordPress developer.  
    Episode Show Notes and Full Transcript 

    The Learn to Code Podcast is available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, and YouTube. Follow One Month on Facebook and Twitter. 

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

sscolnick ,

Great show!

Hi great show, thanks for the motivation to crack on with coding.

Any chance you can do an episode about learning coding/scripting from an IT perspective. For example how can learning coding help with networking tasks, machine configuration, working w/ cloud infrastructure etc.

RamdomAccessMemories ,

10/10, I started my coding journey after listening to this show

This is all it took to get me into coding. Inspirational stories combined with genuine advice on getting started. Quick tip if you buy the HTML course on the One Month website - don’t lose your mind trying to figure out floats and clears with the box model. Follow along and when you are done with the course, look up flex box and css grid. Those are what you will be using instead now that they have become more standard

ToastyRyan ,

Very well done

The very first episode had me hooked. As someone completely new to coding, the first episode is everything a new coder needs to hear. It provides excellent information on how to get started and makes the listener not feel overwhelmed.
Thank you for creating this!!

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