Launch School Podcast
By Launch School
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We'll interview current students, interesting employers, and industry veterans to talk about how to succeed on a journey to mastery and becoming a professional software engineer. Conversations will revolve around learning, programming, expertise, study habits and many other topics related to mastery based learning.
||CleanMeet a Student: Letladi Sebesho||In this episode, we speak with Letladi Sebesho, a South African developer who recently completed all (well, most) of the Launch School courses. He talks about how Launch School compares with his computer science courses, his job hunt process, and also..||5/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Jay Shenk||In this episode, Jay Shenk talks about changing career goals from an aspiring clarinetist to a programmer and how he applies what he learned as a trained musician to programming. Jay’s been at Launch School for around a year and shares some advice...||4/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Terry Lee||Terry Lee came on the podcast today to talk about her experience so far at Launch School. Terry has been at Launch School for about a year and has aced every assessment so far. She talks about her previous career as a product manager, getting laid...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Naveed Fida||Naveed is has been learning at Launch School for around a year and has been an outstanding student so far. He's nearing the end of the curriculum and stopped by the podcast today to share his story. We talked about the unique challenges of...||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Darren Burgess||Darren Burgess stopped by the podcast to talk about his experience at Launch School. Before starting at Launch School, he spent many years as a Filemaker Pro developer and even attended a different coding “bootcamp”. We talked about the learning...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Rachel Minto||Rachel is currently in the "Advanced" phase of the program, having completed all back end and front end courses. She stopped by to share her experience so far at Launch School. We talked about: her art and philosophy background and how that's...||1/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Tommy Caruso||In this interview, Tommy Caruso shares with us his strategy of balancing a family, kids, finishing up his Computer Science degree, and Launch School all at the same time. Oh, and he’s also interning in his spare time. We had a great time chatting...||1/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet a Student: Karl Lingiah||One of our students, Karl Lingiah, took time to answer some questions and talk about his journey so far at Launch School. He shares his ideas on learning in general, and specifically what his experience has been so far at Launch School. Note: we had a..||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
You can learn a lot from these conversations
It is really useful to hear programmers of different levels talk not just about code but also about the peripheral topics that are often forgotten: how to learn, how to balance study and practice with other life responsibilities, etc.
This podcast is highly recommended for anyone looking to become a computer programmer, those already working in the field, or anyone who seeks exposure to deep insights into the process of learning how to learn.
Informative, concise, and encouraging
I'm fairly new to Launch School (discovered it about a week ago, and decided to read up on student stories and some of their webinars while taking the free prep course. These podcasts convined me that I was making the right decision to consider Launch School, but I'd recommend them to any serious beginners in programming. The part that makes these podcasts so interesting is seeing how students moved setting a timetable to 'this is when I'll be a programmer' to really understanding the value of mastery based learning, and how this has pushed them to understand the 'craft of programming' so to speak. I've enjoyed all the podcasts so far and I can't wait for more!
Relatable and Interesting
These podcasts have served as a way to learn more about how other students working the launch school journey handle the hard work and reflect on their progress. I enjoy it because it is yet another way to bring the community together and learn more about our fellow classmates.