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LaunchCoder Q & A: Sean

LaunchCoder Q & A: Sean

Meet A Student Tell us a little bit about your background. Despite having worked in the web for almost 20 years, as a designer, interactive art director and UX designer, I remained largely ignorant of what was happening “under the hood”. This class has really helped me understand the bigger, or more accurately, the smaller,…

Oliver’s Story

Oliver’s Story

LaunchCoder Interview What motivated you to sign up? I was looking for a better way to learn coding. I had done a several online tutorials and courses on my own but wanted something a bit more structured. I went to a meetup and Matt Mawhinney took a few minutes to introduce us to LaunchCode. When…

Kathleen’s Story

Kathleen’s Story

Rhode Island Student Interview What motivated you to sign up for CS50x? A few months before the class started, I had made the decision to change careers and devote myself full time to studying computer programming. I read that Harvard’s CS50 class was available free online and that, according to many, it was the best…

Brian’s Story

Brian’s Story

A LaunchCode Story How was I going to convince an employer to take a chance on a guy who doesn’t have a CS degree or professional experience? When I started learning how to code, I knew the biggest challenge would be transitioning those skills to the workplace. How was I going to convince an employer…

Padmini’s Story

Padmini’s Story

LaunchCode is like GPS for career seekers For Padmini, coding is like creating her own logic. “When you write your own code, it feels like you are discovering something new – it’s so pretty, and easy for my mind to settle into it,” she says. Although coding came easy for Padmini, finding a job in…

Felipe’s Story

Felipe’s Story

Meet a LaunchCode Apprentice Years ago Felipe saw an ad in which Bill Gates and Chris Bosh, amongst others, explained the importance of learning how to code. Inspired, but with zero experience or education in coding, Felipe had no idea he could actually achieve a career as a programmer. Felipe is originally from Ecuador. He…

Khalil’s Story

Khalil’s Story

I decided to become a programmer because of an ATM. I decided to become a programmer because of an ATM. I had a pretty standard management job for a large international hotel corporation with great benefits, good pay, and crazy hours. One summer, I decided to take advantage of one of the fringe benefits of…

Josh’s Story

Josh’s Story

I had no previous experience in coding. I was able to become a developer in less than one year. The first thing I want to say is LAUNCHCODE WORKS. When I first looked at the LaunchCode website a year ago, I was skeptical. I wanted to know – is it actually possible to go from…