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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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Jan 31, 2017

In the final episode of season 2, GitLab CEO Sid Sijbrandij shares how he taught himself how to code and later co-founded GitLab, an open source tool used by developers to create and manage code bases collaboratively.

Jan 24, 2017

Co-founder and CEO of Triplebyte, Harj Taggar, shares how he went from studying law in the UK to building startups in Silicon Valley. Harj also describes how he became the first non-founding partner at Y Combinator.

Jan 17, 2017

Anthony Delgado followed anything but a typical path into the world of technology. After starting out as an online entrepreneur, Anthony ended up learning his way into the role of Director of Technology.

Jan 10, 2017

Sarah Tan is a liberal arts graduate with a bent for social good. She has 10 years of experience as a front end developer. After working in higher ed, digital agencies and politics - she is now a recent MBA graduate.

Jan 3, 2017

Jerome Hardaway explains how he learned how to code and ultimately built Vets Who Code - a 501(c)(3) that remotely teaches veterans how to program.

Dec 27, 2016

Luisa Morales shares how she went from working in community development to teaching herself how to code. Today, Luisa is a frontend developer at the dev agency Stealthwerk.

Dec 20, 2016

Jade Applegate transitioned into tech almost 3 years ago. After attending a General Assembly bootcamp, she landed first software engineering job at Fastly - where she still works today. In our interview, Jade shares helpful advice for those switching into tech. 

Dec 13, 2016

Holy P is a vegan blogger turned coder. Today Holy runs Untouchd Mag, helps out with Girl Develop It Atlanta, and has a highly popular Instagram account with over 12,000 followers (and counting).

Dec 6, 2016

Allison Esposito shares how she went from the world of journalism to working at Google. Today, Allison runs Tech Ladies, a thriving online community and job site for women.

Nov 29, 2016

After pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Debbie Milburn decided to change directions by learning how to code. Today, she works as an Instructor Apprentice at Dev Bootcamp NYC.

Nov 22, 2016

In this episode, Lisa Smith explains how she made a career transition from a university librarian to a web developer without any formal education.

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.

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