Ep. 13: The Coder Coder - Building a do-it-yourself learning empire with Jessica Chan
Are you just learning to code or a self-taught developer? Need help with structured direction in your learning journey? Then you have to check out The Coder Coder!! If neither apply check this resource out anyway, there is something for everyone. In today’s episode we examine the world of learning how to code from the perspective of the teacher and dive into what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat creating content and running a successful Youtube coding community. We also discuss how to learn, tips on asking for help, best places to start your code journey, and much much more.
Our guest today is a beacon of hope for career changers everywhere. She is a self taught coder who began her coding career doing data entry and now creates extremely approachable, fun, entertaining and very educating tutorials for beginner web developers via her blog, online courses and videos. She is a Youtube sensation with a community of over 361K subscribers that she has built from the ground up. She has been in the industry for 8 years, recently quitting her full-time job to focus 100% on her Youtube community and has worked on every part of the development stack.
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Show notes and helpful resources:
- Frontendmentor.io - build real world projects
- Freecodecamp resource and Discord community
- Odin Project - Learn how to code!
- Jessica’s responsive design course coming soon!
- MDN - Mozilla Developer Network - great web documentation
- Jessica’s Freecodecamp articles
- Jessica’s video: Learn web development as an absolute beginner
- Jessica’s video: How to stay motivated when learning to code
- Jessica’s video: Are you sabotaging your coding career?
- Jessica’s video: Stop wasting time when learning to code video
- Jessica’s gear: RE20 mic, A7S Camera, OBS Screen Casts, Adobe Suite, Vissles keyboard, Fully standing desk
- Jessica’s favorite/highest production coder coder video: The Office Tour
Building something cool or solving interesting problems? Want to be on this show? Send me an email at email@example.com
Podcast produced by Unfiltered Build - dream.design.develop.