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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!

Learn to Code With Me Laurence Bradford

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    • 4.5 • 539 Ratings

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!

    The End of Season 8

    The End of Season 8

    As the eighth season of the Learn to Code With Me podcast draws to a close, I wanted to share a few quick updates on LTCWM and my life outside of work.
    To stay in touch while we're off-season, join our email list at learntocodewith.me.
    Catch up on all past episodes at learntocodewith.me/podcast, including these Season 8 episodes:
    S8E1: From Stay-At-Home Mom to Full-Time Front-End Developer With Phoebe Voong-Fadel

    S8E2: From Frying Chicken to Working at Google With Danny Thompson

    S8E3: From Prison to Programming: How Nikkole Spurgeon Learned to Code While Incarcerated

    S8E4: From Washing Dishes to Managing Engineers: How Jesse Weigel Pivoted into a New Tech Career

    S8E5: From Admin Assistant and Cancer Survivor to Software Developer With Stacey Graham

    S8E6: How to Code With Your Voice (No Typing Required) With Matt Wiethoff

    S8E7: From Tutus to Tech: How a Ballerina Became a Front-End Developer With Kara Luton

    S8E8: From Film Student and Rugby Player to Startup Software Engineer with Michael Poage

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    S8E8: From Film Student and Rugby Player to Startup Software Engineer with Michael Poage

    S8E8: From Film Student and Rugby Player to Startup Software Engineer with Michael Poage

    After playing rugby in college, working an unpaid filmmaking internship, and switching into recruiting, Michael Poage was feeling burnt out. But after teaching himself how to code, Michael was able to land a job at startup Teachable without a computer science degree or coding bootcamp experience.
    In this episode, Mike talks about how he got his job at Teachable, what internal tools are and why they matter to a company, and his experience watching a brand new startup grow into a 200+ employee company.
    To learn more about Michael Poage, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e8.
    Thank you to our sponsor for this season, Linode. Host your app, website, or service on the cloud from just $5 a month, plus get $100 in credit when you create a new account at linode.com/learntocode.

    • 48 min
    S8E7: From Tutus to Tech: How a Ballerina Became a Front-End Developer With Kara Luton

    S8E7: From Tutus to Tech: How a Ballerina Became a Front-End Developer With Kara Luton

    At 17, Kara Luton was living on her own in New York City on her way to becoming a professional ballerina. But after realizing that a career in ballet wasn’t for her, she worked in the music industry and PR before she stumbled across coding. In this episode, you’ll learn how Kara’s athletic training helped her in her tech career, and how she became a UX engineer at CrowdStrike.
    To learn more about Kara Luton, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e7.
    Thank you to our sponsor for this season, Linode. Host your app, website, or service on the cloud from just $5 a month, plus get $100 in credit when you create a new account at linode.com/learntocode.

    • 48 min
    S8E6: How to Code With Your Voice (No Typing Required) With Matt Wiethoff

    S8E6: How to Code With Your Voice (No Typing Required) With Matt Wiethoff

    Matt Wiethoff had a promising career in tech, until everything was put on pause because of an injury that made it painful to type on a keyboard. But he turned his challenge into an opportunity and founded Serenade, a powerful tool that lets you code using only your voice, from refactoring code to writing docs. Your move, RSI.
    To learn more about Matt Wiethoff, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e6.
    Thank you to our sponsor for this season, Linode. Host your app, website, or service on the cloud from just $5 a month, plus get $100 in credit when you create a new account at linode.com/learntocode.

    • 39 min
    S8E5: From Admin Assistant and Cancer Survivor to Software Developer With Stacey Graham

    S8E5: From Admin Assistant and Cancer Survivor to Software Developer With Stacey Graham

    It took Stacey Graham 13 years to earn her IT degree. She’s gone through a lot – moving into another state, becoming a mother of three, surviving cancer, and losing a six-month-old son – and amidst these difficult situations, Stacey was still able to find a successful career in tech.
    To learn more about Stacey Graham, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e5.
    Thank you to our sponsor for this season, Linode. Host your app, website, or service on the cloud from just $5 a month, plus get $100 in credit when you create a new account at linode.com/learntocode.

    • 43 min
    S8E4: From Washing Dishes to Managing Engineers: How Jesse Weigel Pivoted into a New Tech Career

    S8E4: From Washing Dishes to Managing Engineers: How Jesse Weigel Pivoted into a New Tech Career

    Jesse Weigel pivoted into a new tech career under a unique combination of circumstances – a growing family, a curiosity for coding, and a friend with a job opportunity. Even without formal training, Jesse was able to teach himself to code, leave his job in the restaurant industry, and ultimately become the head of engineering at Tabela and a live coder for freeCodeCamp, where he first learned to code.
    To learn more about Jesse Weigel, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e4.
    Thank you to our sponsor for this season, Linode. Host your app, website, or service on the cloud from just $5 a month, plus get $100 in credit when you create a new account at linode.com/learntocode.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
539 Ratings

539 Ratings

Rp2chil ,

Very helpful, Thank you

Thank you for this very helpful podcast. I know it’s few years back, however I needed to find a podcast for career changers to tech. Both you and Kanika were so insightful. I learned a lot and will subscribe to your channel.

glassguru33 ,

Huge motivation booster

Episode 7 season 7. Really popped for me. I am a Glassblower of 10 years and graduated a year long cyber security bootcamp almost a year ago now. I have spent over a year applying for all kinds of entry level IT/CS jobs and I have not gotten one interview.. I gave up. But a friend showed me this podcast and I am really hoping I can turn that around and get back to it.

This show is great and am very glad I got to listen to this. Definitely going to listen to more. Keep it up!

RamdomAccessMemories ,

10/10, very interesting insight into a sustainable web for everyone

This show offers a view of the web where everyone on earth is taken into consideration. Gave me a new way to think about the value of learning to code

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