La Vie en Code
By Nicole Archambault
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La Vie en Code is a podcast for self-taught web developers, hosted by fellow self-taught web developer and EdTech entrepreneur Nicole Archambault. The podcast focuses on front-end, entrepreneurship, and the experiences of underrepresented groups in tech.
||Clean032: Dissecting the Web Developer Roadmap—The Back-End||The Web Developer Roadmap by Kamran Ahmed (@kamranahmedse) has become a powerful resource for new self-taught web developers—especially those looking to change careers. But, what do all of these terms even mean? Why are they important? What happens if||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: Dissecting the Web Developer Roadmap—The Front-End||The Web Developer Roadmap by Kamran Ahmed (@kamranahmedse) has become a powerful resource for new self-taught web developers—especially those looking to change careers. Having a guide for your education certainly helps! But, what do all of these terms||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Dissecting the Web Developer Roadmap—"Required For Any Path"||The Web Developer Roadmap by Kamran Ahmed (@kamranahmedse) has become a powerful resource for new self-taught web developers—especially those looking to change careers. Having a guide for your education certainly helps! But, what do all of these terms||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: 7 Steps to Solving Code Challenges||In this episode, you'll learn about problem solving, and how you can approach code challenges using a 7-step approach that will give you enough information to confidently solve your problems. Many students overlook these crucial steps, or blow past them||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Learning to Code with Treehouse||LVEC Podcast host Nicole learned to code in 2015 with Treehouse, one of the most popular video-based web development e-Learning platforms. Hear more about why she chose Treehouse over other platforms, how she got the most out of Treehouse's videos, and||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: The Power of Projects with Andrew Cook||Self-taught software developer and cloud computing enthusiast Andrew Cook helps web developers understand why projects are so important to their career, and how they can get started building their own!||3/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Self-Taught Student Talks with Kalalau Cantrell||I just love getting to know fellow students from diverse backgrounds, who taught themselves web development! This week's episode is a Self-Taught Student Talk with fellow self-taught web developer Kalalau Cantrell (or "Kal", for short). Kal entered...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Celebrating People of Color in Tech with Michael Berhane||The number of online spaces for people of color in the tech industry is low, and they are few and far between. These communities are desperately needed for underrepresented groups to tell their stories and share their experiences in this industry, which||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: The Business of Diversity & Inclusion in Tech with Kim Crayton (Part 2)||New web development students focus on their skills as they transition into their new industry, but there is more to the industry than just the skills. Learn more about the topics that help build exceptional additions to the industry with special guest K||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: The Business of Diversity & Inclusion in Tech with Kim Crayton||New web development students focus on their skills as they transition into their new industry, but there is more to the industry than just the skills. Learn more about the topics that help build exceptional additions to the industry with special guest K||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Choosing Motivation While Learning to Code||What do you do when you just can’t bring yourself to start or finish a course or project? Learning web development is a heavily cognitive endeavor, and motivation issues are largely standard. Learn how Nicole has identified and works to overcome her..||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: Rock Your First Hackathon||Hackathons can be a scary prospect for new web developers—but they don’t have to be. Nicole tells the story of her first hackathon (which her team won!), and debunks a lot of the myths surrounding hackathons. She highlights women’s hackathons,...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Improve your Skills with Deliberate Practice||What is deliberate practice, and how does it differ from “regular” practice? Nicole answers these questions and more, and discusses how you can become a better web developer by integrating deliberate practice into your learning routine. You’ll...||10/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019: Why I Became a Tech Entrepreneur||Have you ever thought of what your career could be like without the constraints of others affecting your output? To have total control over your income potential? In this episode, Nicole talks about why she finally decided that she’d had enough of...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: 15 Tips for Maximizing Your Web Dev E-Learning Experience||For the fourth and final episode of EdTech September, Nicole shares her tips for getting the most out of your e-Learning platform of choice. She goes more in-depth for each, explaining how they specifically relate to new web development students....||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Learning with Games and Gamification||For the third episode of EdTech September, Nicole talks gaming and gamification, highlighting the vital role it can play in increasing learning engagement, and improving outcomes. She shares her experience with educational gaming as a kid, and how it...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: The 3 Fundamental Theories of Educational Technology (EdTech)||For the second episode of EdTech September, Nicole introduces listeners to 3 of the fundamental theories of learning that fuel Educational Technology (EdTech): Behaviorism, Constructivism, and Constructionism. Understanding the theories of...||9/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: What is Educational Technology (EdTech)?||Nicole talks about why she focused on an entrepreneurial career in Educational Technology, or EdTech, in 2017. But what IS EdTech? If you've learned to code using online services, tutorials, or courses—you've used EdTech to further your education....||9/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: The Newbie Dev's Intro to WordPress Development||WordPress is a great addition to your front- and back- web development education - especially if you're open to learning PHP, which already powers 80% of the web, and isn't going anywhere anytime soon. In this episode, Nicole provides some insight as...||8/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: When Mental Illness Affects Your Coding Goals||Mental illness is a key part of Nicole’s story as a self-taught web developer, and it thoroughly complicated the experience of teaching herself to code. Hear her personal story of struggling against anxiety, depression, and mood disorders while...||8/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: How to Start (and Keep Up!) a Blog While Learning to Code||Writing about your experience learning to code can be a valuable, though challenging, endeavor. In this information-packed hour-long episode, Nicole talks about why it's a worthwhile exercise, and some critical things you'll want to consider before star||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: At the Intersection of Technology and Education with Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson||What happens when you teach people how to learn, then teach them how to code, while putting THEIR needs at the center of your entire platform? Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson joins me on the show for an enlightening discussion around the intersection of techn||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Nicole's Top 10 Web Development Tools||Do you like tools? Who doesn't! This week, I share my top 10 web development tools—for my education, and for my freelancing. Pick up a new tool, and let me know what you think!||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: 10 Things You Need to Know Before Learning to Code||In this episode, I detail 10 things I've identified that new coders absolutely need to know before they begin teaching themselves the technical stuff. Why is this important? Every day, students start learning to code without any type of plan or goal. Th||6/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Lessons from Code Academy with George Mandis||In this episode, I talk to my first in-person coding instructor and good mentor friend, George Mandis of Snaptortoise Development. George is a Portland, Oregon-based freelance web developer, who taught the first classroom-based web development bootcamp||6/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: The Science of Learning with Dr. Barbara Oakley (Part 2)||In part 2/2 of our interview, Barb and I talk about the value and power of career changers and self-taught coders, the concept of “second skilling”, why it’s important for anybody to learn programming principles, and we even get into some spicy di||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: The Science of Learning with Dr. Barbara Oakley (Part 1)||In this two-part discussion, we welcome special guest Dr. Barbara Oakley, Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, to adapt some key topics from her record-setting Learning How to Learn and Mindshift Coursera courses and her new book (Mindshift:||5/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004: My First Dev Job Used ColdFusion (or, Why I'm a Freelancer)||Nicole opens up about her first web development position, in a story about why expectation (vs. reality) matters, and how our newbie coder experiences can affect our future career choices.||5/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Self-Taught Student Talks with Casey Bartholomew||Self-Taught Student Talks is a sub-series of the LVEC podcast, highlighting self-taught students' accomplishments. This week, we meet Casey Bartholomew, a self-taught front-end web development student juggling full-time work while learning to code. We d||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: How I Learned How I Learn||In episode 2, we discuss the different ways that self-taught web development students learn, and provide some tips for how to get the most out of your education.||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Introduction & My Web Dev Origin Story||For the inaugural episode of the La Vie en Code podcast, Nicole talks about her own journey in self-taught web development, and how her life lined up perfectly to take the career change plunge.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Very informative and helpful!
Thanks for introducing and explaining this roadmap to us newbies!! I’m exciting to listen to the rest of the series and check out the links on your site.
I recently started listening to this show. I appreciate that many episodes are geared toward code newbies like myself!
I’ve been following Nicole on social media and Medium. She definitely brings a wealth of information and inspiration for those who are learning on their own and or want to maintain learning in a variety of areas. I appreciate hearing a woman’s perspective on how to approach coding and all things related.