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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!

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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!

    The End of Season 7

    The End of Season 7

    As the seventh season of the Learn to Code With Me podcast draws to a close, I reflect on the inspiring transformation stories we shared, including recaps of my favorite moments.
    I also share updates on LTCWM and my goals for 2020, including a sneak peek into what we’re working on next through the end of the year.
    Catch up on all eight episodes from Season 7 here or at learntocodewith.me/podcast:
    S7E1: Making the Pivot from Pastor to Web Designer with Chris Misterek

    S7E2: How an English Professor Became a Front-End Web Developer with Bekah Hawrot Weigel

    S7E3: How a Former Squarespace Developer Helps New Coders Build Strong Technical Resumes with Rebecca Garcia

    S7E4: An Introduction to Vue.js with Developer and Author Erik Hanchett

    S7E5: How a Passion for Patients turned this Pharmacist into a Software Developer with Newvick Lee

    S7E6: An Unexpected Shift from Selling Beer to Coding Bootcamp with Caitlyn Greffly

    S7E7: From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

    S7E8: Building a Robotics Career and the Impact of Mentorship with Camille Eddy You can also check out the podcast on YouTube at learntocodewith.me/youtube. This was a new experiment for Season 7, so we hope you’ll check it out and subscribe.

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    S7E8: Building a Robotics Career and the Impact of Mentorship with Camille Eddy

    S7E8: Building a Robotics Career and the Impact of Mentorship with Camille Eddy

    As a young aspiring astronaut in high school, Camille Eddy started building websites to pay for her college housing. She’s a first-generation STEM student, and with support from key mentors, today, Camille is a Product Engineer at Bloc and an International Public Speaker.
    In this episode, you’ll learn…
    How Camille got into robotics How mentors have played a critical role in her career Why Camille believes it’s so important to advocate for women and Black employees in tech How Camille found internships through her network, and how each internship shaped her career ------------------
    To learn more about Camille Eddy, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/podcast.
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    Thank you to this episode’s partner, Interview Cake, one of the best coding interview preparation courses out there! Learn To Code With Me listeners get 20% off at learntocodewith.me/cake.

    • 44 min
    S7E7: From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

    S7E7: From Glassblower to Software Developer using Free Coding Resources with Michael Pimentel

    With barely enough income to support his wife and child, not to mention a poor working environment for his physical and mental health, Michael Pimentel wanted to move on from being a glassblower.
    That’s why after 9 years in the film industry, Michael decided to pursue a career in tech by using free online resources to teach himself how to code. 
    If you’re considering a transition to tech from a non-traditional background, Michael offers great advice about teaching himself to code while working a physically intense full-time job, and how his tech career has evolved over the last three years.
    To learn more about Michael Pimentel, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit learntocodewith.me/podcast.
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    Thank you to this episode’s partner, Interview Cake, one of the best coding interview preparation courses out there! Learn To Code With Me listeners get 20% off at learntocodewith.me/cake.

    • 48 min
    S7E6: An Unexpected Shift from Selling Beer to Coding Bootcamp with Caitlyn Greffly

    S7E6: An Unexpected Shift from Selling Beer to Coding Bootcamp with Caitlyn Greffly

    Caitlyn Greffly used to travel around the country selling beer, but it got tiring. So in pursuit of a more sustainable way of living, Caitlyn started teaching herself to code. She ended up joining a bootcamp and quickly received a job offer before she even completed the program, less than 6 months later.
    In this episode, Caitlyn talks about…
    Applying to boot camps, and how she came back after getting rejected the first time Her experience learning with Thinkful Finding a job in the middle of the boot camp The benefits of reaching out to experts for tips and shadowing opportunities The changes she had to make with her work due to COVID-19 ------------------
    To learn more about Caitlyn Greffly, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit https://learntocodewith.me/podcast.

    • 42 min
    S7E5: How a Passion for Patients turned this Pharmacist into a Software Developer with Newvick Lee

    S7E5: How a Passion for Patients turned this Pharmacist into a Software Developer with Newvick Lee

    Newvick Lee is a software developer at WealthBar, a Canadian fintech company. He’s also working on Habitmon, a chatbot that helps with building habits. But before all this, Newvick was a pharmacist who helped people with mental health issues. 
    In this episode, you’ll learn…
    How Newvick made the transition from pharmacist to software engineer without a computer science degree The importance of working on side projects when you're learning to code The advice Newvick shares for anyone who wants to make a tech career transition. So if you’re thinking about a change into tech and have no formal degree, this interview is for you. To learn more about Newvick Lee, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit https://learntocodewith.me/podcast.
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    Thank you to this episode’s partner, Interview Cake, one of the best coding interview preparation courses out there! Learn To Code With Me listeners get 20% off at learntocodewith.me/cake.

    • 38 min
    S7E4: An Introduction to Vue.js with Developer and Author Erik Hanchett

    S7E4: An Introduction to Vue.js with Developer and Author Erik Hanchett

    Erik is a senior software engineer at an insurance technology company in Reno, Nevada. He’s also a tech author, podcast co-host, blogger, and YouTuber. 
    Even though Erik has a traditional computer science degree, his path wasn’t very traditional. He took a break from college after a couple of semesters, took a job in tech support for a few years, and then went back to finish his degree.
    And that’s what we’re going to be talking about today: 
    Erik’s journey to becoming a senior software engineer Why having a CS degree doesn’t mean you don’t have to teach yourself to code Why Erik recommends learning the Vue.js framework And more! To learn more about Erik Hanchett, Laurence Bradford, and today’s key takeaways, visit https://learntocodewith.me/podcast.
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Customer Reviews

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505 Ratings

505 Ratings

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.

Angel_809 ,

Such amazing content

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

cgoodwillie ,

Great intro to tech

Love episode 17 in season 6. Laurence does a great job presenting a conversational interview that gives coding and tech beginners like me a window into the industry. Good career lessons too!

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