Learn to Code With Me

by Laurence Bradford

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!

  

Latest Episodes

S6E12: How a Stay-At-Home Mom Landed a Remote Junior Developer Position In Just 9 Months

Christina Gorton is a self-taught creative coder and instructor who works remotely from Costa Rica. She was a stay-at-home mom for 5 years before transitioning into tech, and she landed a junior developer job after just 9 months of learning to code.

In this episode, we discuss...

  • How to make time to learn to code as a mom
  • What it’s like to work remotely
  • What creative coding is all about

Learn more about Christina and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and TECH Domains.


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Posted on 16 July 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E11: What Is a Hackathon and How Do You Prepare for One

"Hacking" isn’t always a bad word in the tech space anymore, thanks to the growing popularity of "ethical hacking" and events like "hackathons".

Senior software developer Gwendolyn Faraday loves the power of hackathons to bring beginners together and let them sharpen their skills in a fun and supportive environment, and she now hosts her own hackathons for beginners.

In the episode, Gwen discusses...

  • Why hackathons were so important for her own learning journey
  • How to prepare for a hackathon and other hackathon tips
  • What to do if you’re going to a hackathon alone, instead of with a team

Learn more about Gwen and what we discussed on the Learn to Code With Me website.

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors, Flatiron School and .TECH Domains.


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Posted on 25 June 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E10: How to Use Personal Branding to Land a Job in Tech

Recent tech graduate Marie Armstrong discusses how to stand out to employers if you’re not a straight-A student, and the importance of personal branding to get your name heard.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 18 June 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E9: How to Learn Software Engineering Self-Taught vs College

Is getting a college degree worth it if you want to be a software engineer? Mosh Hamedani discusses the best ways to teach yourself tech skills, and why college education may not be the best route for software engineering.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 11 June 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E8: How to Market Yourself Online as a Niche Freelancer

Kyle Prinsloo, founder of studywebdevelopment.com, shares advice on finding your freelance niche, how to start your full-time freelance career, and how to market yourself online.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 4 June 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E7: How to Combine Your Passions to Create Your Own Career in Tech

Entrepreneur, content creator and educator Masha Zvereva talks about influencer marketing, how to create your own tech career, and why she founded her business, Coding Blonde.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 28 May 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E6: Digital Literacy and the History of the Internet

Chris Castiglione, the founder of One Month, discusses what it means for the internet to be decentralized and the importance of having digital literacy skills in 2019.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 21 May 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E5: How One Airport Security Officer Became an IT Solutions Specialist

Find out how former airport security officer Samit Saini transitioned into tech, despite being dyslexic and leaving high school at the age of 16.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 14 May 2019 | 11:00 am


S6E4: Web Development, JavaScript and Building an Online Presence

Wes Bos discusses his extensive background in tech, why he started creating online JavaScript courses, and shares some tips on how to build an online presence.

See the full show notes on the Learn to Code With Me website.


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Posted on 7 May 2019 | 11:00 am