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Why Conferences Are Key

Why Conferences Are Key

Seize The Opportunities Whether you are a job seeker or a hiring manager, new-to-tech or a seasoned developer, conferences can make you a stronger thinker, business person, and developer. Community To begin with, conferences are a great way to meet other people who are interested in topics that you are interested in as well as learn more…

LC101: Q & A With Jesse

LC101: Q & A With Jesse

The LaunchCode Ed Team on LC101 Where did LC101 come from? LC101 is the product of about a year’s worth of work to create the best coding class we can — one that provides a solid foundation in programming, and is also accessible and enjoyable to a broad audience. This year, we’ve run 9 classes…

Student Q & A: Channon

Student Q & A: Channon

Meet a Student Can you tell us a bit about your background? I recently graduated from high school. I’ve had four years of classical music training with piano, but 11 years of practice. Music led me to be good at math, and I believe math led me to be good at art. I have also…

LaunchCoder Q & A with Louis

LaunchCoder Q & A with Louis

How did you hear about LaunchCode? I saw a large poster in a window inside a St. Louis mall. After looking into LaunchCode.org, I found out more and went to the intro lecture given by Chris and a recent graduate who was interviewing for a job. Then I filled out the application process and was…

LaunchCoder Q & A with Kevin

LaunchCoder Q & A with Kevin

How did you hear about LaunchCode? I heard about LaunchCode from June Mercer, a Computer Science professor at the St. Louis Community College — Meramec Campus. Tell us about your background. I have 7 years of experience providing customer service in a variety of settings and graduated with an Associate of Applied Science, Database Management,…

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,…

LaunchCoder Student Q & A With Luke

LaunchCoder Student Q & A With Luke

Making A Better Life — No Terrifying Debt Required What motivated you to sign up for class with LaunchCode? I have been searching for a way to start making a better life for myself, preferably without driving myself into terrifying debt. I was looking into Centriq, but could not acquire the money to attend. I have…

LaunchCoder Q & A With Kyle

LaunchCoder Q & A With Kyle

Meet a Student What motivated you to sign up? Working in IT networking and troubleshooting has taught me how things work. I signed up for CS50x to find out why things work. I’m always looking to be the very best at what I do, and I’m always looking to improve my skill set for future…

10 Best Resources to Learn Ruby on Rails

10 Best Resources to Learn Ruby on Rails

The Top 10 From Twitter to Airbnb to Kickstarter to Github, many of the websites we use every day run on the language/framework duo of Ruby on Rails. A great tool for building powerful applications quickly, Ruby is a versatile programming language used primarily for web programming, while Rails is a framework for building websites…

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…

LaunchCoder Q & A: Greame

LaunchCoder Q & A: Greame

Meet A Student What motivated you to sign up for CS50x? Honestly, I just thought programming could be cool. I remember taking a computer class in high school where we played around with HTML and thought it was fun. My friend told me there was a free class where you learn how to program so…

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…