Note: this is by far my favorite episode. I had a sensation of watching someone progress through their life with Launch School at the center. It brought home the magnitude of impact we have in people’s lives. I loved this episode.

In today’s episode, Callie chats with three Launch School students in three very different life stages. They share how they came to Launch School, what seemed to come easy to them, and what was harder. Without hearing one another’s interviews, they paint similar pictures that are still unique. Whether you’ve been here awhile or have just joined the community, their stories will encourage you and help you see, a little clearer, the wonderful community you’re a part of.

You can listen from your favorite podcast app by searching for “Launch School”, or listen directly from your browser.

In today’s episode, Callie chats with Launch School TA Srdjan as he shares his journey to and through Launch School. He generously shares about a wide range of experiences, from how his cats lovingly torture him to what scared him the most as a student/TA at Launch School. He shares lessons learned from being a student, and what he believes makes a genuinely good Capstone student (it’s probably not what you think). There’s also plenty of jokes and laughter — and who knew Srdjan could laugh ?

You can listen from your favorite podcast app by searching for “Launch School”, or listen directly from your browser.

In today’s episode, students from Women Who Code share what the group is, what the meet-ups are like, and how they’ve found a sense of belonging and community.

These students talk about the importance of having a supportive community while going through the ups and downs of online learning at Launch School. They generously share their thoughts and experiences through their time spent in wwcode:

  • Elizabeth talks about how and why wwcode started
  • Dana and Bernardette share insights on what it’s like hosting a meeting up
  • Rachael and Stephanie share their experience attending a meet-up
  • Gwen and Shay share how they have been helped by wwcode
  • Leena and Carolina talk about how wwcode influenced them and memorable moments throughout the year

You can listen from your favorite podcast app by searching for “Launch School”, or listen directly from your browser.

Today’s episode is the first of a new series called Bytes: a collection of sound-bites from the Launch School community that answer a focused question.

A question we’ve all asked at some point or another is why should I go to Launch School? Maybe you’re past that point, or maybe you’re still trying to figure it out. Either way, listen in to hear the voices of eleven different people from the Launch School community share their answers to that very question.

There’s also something new at the end that tells you how to help out with the podcast! So listen closely :)

You can listen from your favorite podcast app by searching for “Launch School”, or listen directly from your browser.

In today’s episode, Launch School students Jenae and Mandy interviewed Barbara Oakley. Dr. Oakley is no stranger to Launch School students — her Learning How to Learn course is a required part of the preparation to being a student! The conversation has many gems, including what it’s like being a woman in STEM and how programming is a form of art.

She generously shared her own journey of learning how to learn, why “follow your passion” is actually not great advice, why taking your time greatly impacts your learning, and why programming is one of the best examples of how mastery-based learning is the way to go. She’s as kind, knowledgeable, and passionate as we all already knew her to be.

You can listen from your favorite podcast app by searching for “Launch School”, or listen directly from your browser.

Chris Lee

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