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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 • 518 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!

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

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

    Nikkole Spurgeon has been through a lot - domestic violence, drug addiction, and even imprisonment. She knew that things should change, and that’s where coding came into the picture.
    In this episode, Nikkole talks about her life before prison, difficulties with learning in prison, adapting to COVID-19, her motivation for learning, transitioning to the outside world, and what her day-to-day life is like right now.
    To learn more about Nikkole Spurgeon, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e3.
    Thank you to our sponsor 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.

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

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

    Danny Thompson was at a crossroads. He had to decide between staying at his job as a gas station fry cook or making a drastic career shift. And after learning to code as a hobby, Danny now works full-time at Google in Developer Relations. 
    In this episode, Danny talks about his job search strategy and how he landed his first job in tech. He also shares the value of meaningful relationships in your career, how anyone at any age and background can learn how to code, and his best advice if you’re considering a career change.
    To learn more about Danny Thompson, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/s8e2.
    Thank you to our sponsor 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.

    • 51 min
    S8E1: From Stay-At-Home Mom to Full-Time Front-End Developer With Phoebe Voong-Fadel

    S8E1: From Stay-At-Home Mom to Full-Time Front-End Developer With Phoebe Voong-Fadel

    In today’s episode, Phoebe Voong-Fadel talks about how she structured her days and found time to code as a stay-at-home mom, when she felt ready to start freelancing, tips for job hunting as a self-taught developer, advice for parents who want to learn to code, and more!
    To learn more about Phoebe Voong-Fadel, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit https://learntocodewith.me/s8e1.
    Thank you to our sponsor 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.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
518 Ratings

518 Ratings

Jamari155 ,

Excellent

Great informative podcast that will keep your motivation up while learning code.

CaloBol ,

Coding Motivation

As someone who is just getting started in programming you learn a lot from these interviews and get a boost of motivation when you learn how others were able to get into programming. Also great to learn what resources are out there for you to learn to code.

Gravielr ,

Such amazing content

I love the content provided on this podcast. Thank you, you’re amazing :)

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