37:06 | Jan 29th
Homeschooling mom of four and freelance web developer Sarah Greer explains what it’s like to freelance, how she landed her first clients, what she wishes she’d known when she first got started, and lots more.
39:34 | Jan 15th
Lenora Porter discusses how she hustled her way into tech and redefined what it means to be an artist in a world of technology. We also learn about her career journey, how she landed her first design job and so much more.
34:40 | Jan 8th
Sameer Syed works at Jigsaw, building technology to fight online censorship. He shares the steps he took to transition into tech from a totally unrelated field and gives advice on how others can do the same.
02:42 | Dec 18th, 2018
Laurence announces a short break and shares where you can follow her online in the meantime. She also shares the details of a free upcoming training called How To Close Your First Web Development Client In Under 90 Days.
34:25 | Oct 16th, 2018
Team Treehouse's Chief Product Officer Londa Quisling talks us through the different kinds of tech jobs found within organizations. We also chat about how coding skills can help people in a “middle skill job”, and how to future-proof yourself in the ...Show More
31:00 | Oct 9th, 2018
Eileen Ho became a software engineer at LinkedIn after working as a math teacher for almost a decade. She discusses the fears she had about her new career, common stereotypes about working in tech, and what to consider before pursuing a career in tec...Show More
37:49 | Mar 13th, 2018
In this episode, I speak with Ashu Desai, the founder of Make School. We talk about his experience building his first app at 16, why he dropped out of college, and how to build a portfolio that stands out.
34:20 | Mar 6th, 2018
Android developer Elvis Chidera explains how he taught himself to code using a Nokia phone, how he got his first freelancing clients, and how he landed a job at an MIT startup. He also shares his favorite free tools for learning to code.
35:23 | Feb 27th, 2018
Chris Castiglione - the co-founder and CEO of One Month - explains what cryptocurrency is, what job opportunities it’s creating, and what the future of crypto is likely to hold.
39:21 | Feb 20th, 2018
Mike Tombor has two kids, a fiance, a full-time job, and is also teaching himself how to code. In this episode, we discuss what it’s like learning to code while having so many other responsibilities, and how he finds the time to fit it all in.
38:13 | Feb 13th, 2018
David Yang is the co-founder and lead instructor at Fullstack Academy. We discuss David’s journey from software engineer to bootcamp founder, and the differences between attending a coding bootcamp and getting a college degree.
40:37 | Feb 6th, 2018
I talk with David Venturi, a content developer at Udacity who created his own data science degree using online resources. We talk about working remotely, learning to code, and staying positive.
41:35 | Jan 30th, 2018
Vidya Srinivasan is an engineer, speaker, and singer. She works as Program Manager at Microsoft, as well as chairing conferences and panels, performing, lecturing, and so much more - all while defying the stereotypes as a new mom in tech.
36:09 | Jan 23rd, 2018
Allan Leinwand is the chief technology officer at ServiceNow and is responsible for building and running the ServiceNow Enterprise Cloud. We talk about machine learning, how you can pursue a career in this field, and more.
38:32 | Jan 16th, 2018
Lillian Pierson is a freelance data scientist and founder of Big Data Gal and Data-Mania. We talk about working from home (or rather working remotely and traveling the world), building an online brand, and how she uses social media to land clients.
41:52 | Jan 9th, 2018
39:16 | Jan 2nd, 2018
Bridget Kromhout spent 15 years as an operations engineer and now works at Microsoft as a Principal Cloud Developer Advocate. We discuss her career at Microsoft, the importance of extracurricular activities to boost your career, and more.
35:45 | Dec 26th, 2017
Fernando Hidalgo is a self-taught data scientist who went from being a teacher’s assistant to a data scientist in just one and a half years. We talk about how to get into data science, and how anybody can teach themselves advanced tech skills.
42:11 | Dec 19th, 2017
Josh Doody is a salary negotiation coach and the author of Fearless Salary Negotiation. We discuss strategies and tactics for getting paid what you're worth, the difference between negotiating a job offer and a promotion, and more.
36:44 | Dec 12th, 2017
In today’s episode I talk with Christine Chapman, a software engineer at Audible. We chat about what it’s like interviewing at Amazon, giving back to the community with your tech skills, and much more.
37:06 | Dec 5th, 2017
Neel Mehta is a senior at Harvard and a co-author of Swipe to Unlock: The Non-Coder's Guide to Technology and the Business Strategy Behind It. We talk about his internships at Microsoft and Khan Academy, interviewing at top tech companies, and more.
35:48 | Nov 14th, 2017
In today’s episode I talk with Alice Zhao, a senior data scientist at Metis. We talk about her background in analytics, the importance of storytelling in data science, and her advice for anyone who wants to get into data science.
33:58 | Nov 7th, 2017
In this second episode of Season 4, I talk with Dr. Nicole Forsgren, the CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment. We chat about what DevOps is, the skills a DevOps career requires, and how anyone can get started in DevOps.
36:39 | Aug 8th, 2017
Chris Wysopal is the co-founder and chief technology officer at Veracode, where he oversees technology strategy and information security. In our conversation, he talks about challenges and career options in the field of security.
34:44 | Aug 1st, 2017
Anant Agarwal is a professor at MIT, as well as the founder and CEO of edX - an online learning platform founded by Harvard and MIT. We talk about how and why edX was started, trends in online learning, and Anant’s advice for high schoolers.
33:41 | Jul 25th, 2017
Laura Medalia is a software engineer and avid Instagram user. She majored in english, but taught herself code on the side. From college she got a job in a health tech startup. Laura shares how she crushes the coding stereotypes through her Instagram.
33:55 | Jul 11th, 2017
Yasmine Mustafa is the CEO and founder of ROAR for Good, a hardware company that provides women with technology to help keep them safe. In this interview she shares with us her journey into tech and how she led Girl Develop It into Philly.
33:45 | Jul 4th, 2017
Jamal O’Garro lost his job in finance and was unemployed for a year before he taught himself how to code and set up Code Crew. In this interview, Jamal shares some of the best resources available and how important it is to build a network of peers.
35:31 | Jun 27th, 2017
Alexandra Dickinson, the CEO and founder of Ask For It, shares her advice on the art of negotiation both in the workplace and at home. She shares some great tips on making more money from a new job or a raise.
30:30 | Jun 20th, 2017
Zac Otero dropped out of high school and worked at factories and other odd jobs before becoming a Salesforce admin. In this interview, Zac shares how he taught himself Salesforce and made the giant career switch.
40:16 | Jun 13th, 2017
Codeverse co-founder and CMO Katy Lynch tells us how she created Kidscript - a programming language for children. She also tell us about her mission to teach 1 billion kids how to code and offers advice for anyone starting a business.
32:45 | Jun 6th, 2017
Raj Mukherjee, SVP of Product at Indeed.com, discusses tech job trends, the value of coding bootcamps, and shares advice for people looking to switch into a tech career later in life.
36:46 | May 23rd, 2017
Seema Gururaj is the Founder and CEO of Square Circle Inc., a platform that empowers women technologists to grow their profile as an expert. In this interview, Seema offers advice for women who want to get ahead in their tech career and build a reput...Show More
36:35 | May 16th, 2017
Janina Kutyn is an iOS developer who has lived in four countries around the world. In our conversation, she shares what it was like working at Apple, what led her start (and later end) her side hustle, Silicon Sweetheart, and much more.
39:14 | May 9th, 2017
Alexander Kallaway explains how he taught himself how to code and what led him to start the #100daysofcode movement. He also shares advice for fellow beginners feeling stuck as they learn to code.
36:35 | May 2nd, 2017
Christie Pitts shares how she worked her way up at Verizon from store manager to venture development manager. Christie also offers advice for those looking to get started in venture capital.
40:41 | Apr 25th, 2017
Steven Harms, Dev Bootcamp's Director of Curriculum, describes how he first got into tech. He also shares how his career evolved from working as a software engineer to helping others become software engineers.
40:51 | Apr 18th, 2017
Sam Gimbel is Co-Founder and Head of Product at Clark, an app for tutors to manage all aspects of their businesses. Before starting Clark, Sam spent six years working as a PM in NYC at companies like Digital Ocean, DramaFever, and more.
37:54 | Apr 11th, 2017
Tracy Lee, co-founder at This Dot and a Google Developer Expert, describes how she first got into tech after running her own startups for 5+ years. In this interview, she shares advice on learning to code, speaking at events, and much more.
37:25 | Apr 4th, 2017
Ben Halpern, founder of The Practical Dev and other tech startups, explains how he began learning to code after studying marketing in college. He also shares advice for beginners, teaching themselves how to code.
02:57 | Mar 28th, 2017
Welcome to season 3 of the Learn to Code With Me podcast. In this season we chat with a range of individuals working in the tech industry including startup founders, iOS developers, product managers and much more.
36:00 | Jan 31st, 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.
40:53 | Jan 24th, 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.
41:48 | Jan 17th, 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.
34:12 | Jan 10th, 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.
33:08 | Dec 20th, 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...Show More
26:03 | Nov 29th, 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.
43:45 | Nov 8th, 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.
39:08 | Nov 1st, 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!
35:52 | Jul 26th, 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.
32:32 | Jul 19th, 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.
26:09 | Jul 12th, 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...Show More
46:32 | Jul 5th, 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.
29:11 | Jun 28th, 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.
25:49 | Jun 21st, 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 codi...Show More
28:09 | Jun 14th, 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 ...Show More
37:57 | May 31st, 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 ...Show More
37:36 | May 24th, 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 onl...Show More
23:59 | May 17th, 2016
22:19 | May 10th, 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.
39:38 | May 3rd, 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 ca...Show More
36:32 | Apr 21st, 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.
36:57 | Apr 21st, 2016
Adda Birnir is the CEO and founder of Skillcrush - an online platform for people wanting to switch into a digital career. As a self-taught coder herself, I speak with Adda about what it is like teaching yourself and how to know when it's time to make...Show More