Learn to Code With Me

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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Nov 15, 2016

Eugene Woo, cofounder of Venngage, shares how he first got into entrepreneurship and what he has learned through building two companies of his own.

Nov 8, 2016

Quincy Larson shares how he fell in love with coding, and what led to the creation of Free Code Camp - an open source community that helps you learn to code, then practice by building projects for nonprofits.

Nov 1, 2016

UI engineer, Bryan Knight, shares how he learned to code after a career in the Air Force and then as a real estate agent. If you’re learning to code later in life, this episode is a must listen!

Oct 25, 2016

Saron Yitbarek, founder of CodeNewbie, shares how she learned to code, landed a job at Microsoft, and started CodeNewbie - the most supportive community of people learning to code.

Oct 18, 2016

20-year-old Daniel Thorne tells his story about leaving his college computer science program to attend a coding bootcamp, Fullstack Academy, instead.

Oct 11, 2016

Former teacher Stephen Mayeux shares how he taught himself how to code while teaching English overseas. 

Oct 4, 2016

Avi Flombaum, founder of Flatiron School, shares how he taught himself how to code at a young age plus the story behind the creation of Flatiron School. 

Sep 27, 2016

Evan Leong is a musician, designer, and recently turned iOS developer. In this episode of the Learn to Code With Me podcast, Evan shares how he built his own iOS app in just 90 days.

Sep 20, 2016

In the first full-length episode in season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast I chat with Briana Swift, an elementary teacher turned trainer at Github.

Sep 20, 2016

Season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast will focus on self-taught coders and their stories. Here’s what else you can expect in this season.

Aug 2, 2016

A special announcement regarding season 2 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast.

Jul 26, 2016

Karin Nielsen learned how to code so she could build her startup, Fluently. In our conversation, we discuss how technical skills can come in handy when building your company. Plus, she shares overall advice about starting your own startup.

Jul 19, 2016

Lawrence Howlett has been running a digital agency, New Edge, for over ten years. Based in the UK, Lawrence shares how he began building websites to earn extra money, to hiring his first employee, and later renting his first company office.

Jul 12, 2016

In less than 7 months Brian Jenney made a complete career switch from a career advisor at a community college to gainfully employed as a full-time developer. In our interview, Brian shares exactly how he made the transition, all while balancing other responsibilities like raising two small children and a second job as a Lyft driver.

Jul 5, 2016

Sandy Jones-Kaminski is a networking and LinkedIn expert. In this episode we discuss the importance of networking and why every professional needs to be on LinkedIn. Sandy also shares actionable advice on how to rock your next networking event.

Jun 28, 2016

Lisa Ghisolf has been successfully running her own boutique design and WordPress firm since 2003. In today’s show, we discuss how she started the business, how it has evolved, her side projects, and speaking at conferences.

Jun 21, 2016

Joshua Penman spent most of his career in the music industry until 2015 when he made a drastic career transition into software engineering. Today, Joshua works as an engineer at Asana. In this episode, we discuss his experience at one of the top coding bootcamps in the US (App Academy) plus what it was like finding a job afterwards.

Jun 14, 2016

Becca Refford began teaching herself to code when she was 17 years old. After a short stint in college, she realized the traditional academic route wasn’t for her. In this episode, Becca shares how she carved her way into the Philadelphia tech scene without a college degree.

Jun 7, 2016

Parker Phinney is the founder of Interview Cake, a coding interview practice website. Inside this episode he shares insights on how you can prepare for your technical interview.

May 31, 2016

In this episode, Jeremy Schifeling, CEO + Founder of Break into Tech, shares his top tips for creating a standout resume and cover letter. As a former kindergarten teacher, Jeremy himself transitioned into the tech industry. Ever since he has worked at big companies like Apple and LinkedIn.

May 24, 2016

Brad Hussey is a freelance developer turned teacher. Today, he has over 100,000 students on Udemy alone. In our conversation, we talk about how he made the switch from freelancer to teacher. Plus advice on how you, the listener, can make your own online course.

May 17, 2016

Ryan Robinson works full-time as a content marketing lead for CreativeLive. Beyond that, he has his own freelance clients and even writes for large publications like Entrepreneur, Forbes, and Today Ryan and I discuss how you can work full-time AND freelance on the side. 

May 10, 2016

Today's guest, Joyce Akiko, helps people work for themselves so they can experience flexibility and freedom in their day-to-day. In our conversation we discuss how to get started as a freelancer.

May 3, 2016

Chris Lee is the co-founder of Launch School, an online program that helps people become software engineers. In our conversation we talk about why it's crucial to focus on fundamentals first when learning how to program. And how these fundamentals can help you secure a job as full-time software developer.

Apr 21, 2016

Astrid is an anthropologist turned data analyst turned software developer. In this episode Astrid talks about why she made a career transition, her decision to attend a coding bootcamp, how she got her first developer job, and what she's doing today.

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