Launch School Podcast

About the show

A podcast about coding, education, and mastery. We'll interview current Launch School students, employers in the tech sector, and industry veterans to talk about how to succeed on a journey to mastery and becoming a professional software engineer. Conversations will revolve around learning, programming, expertise, study habits and many other topics related to mastery based learning.

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  • S4E8: Capstone Salary Reflections

    December 19th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  27 mins 51 secs
    capstone, launch school, programming, salaries, software engineer

    In this episode Chris and Karis discuss the latest Capstone Salaries page update. Chris shares important data to look out for on the new salaries page, and provides advice when comparing other career-launching programs out there on the market. This discussion is to be used as a companion guide to the salaries page, and is especially helpful for those looking to have more clarity on Capstone. The episode finishes with some announcements and upcoming events.

  • S4E7 Bytes: Biggest Takeaways This Year

    December 7th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  30 mins 13 secs
    coding, launch school, mastery, programming, software engineering, tech

    In this bytes episode Karis asks Chris and the Launch School community "What was some of their biggest takeaways this year at Launch School?" After the students and staff share their takeways, Karis closes the episode with some Launch School announcements and upcoming events.

  • S4E6: Programming Essentials Workshops Q&A and Catchup with UK Capstone Graduate Kelvin

    September 28th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  56 mins 25 secs
    coding, launch school, learn to program, software engineering

    In this episode Chris and Karis conduct a Q&A session about Launch School's new Programming Essentials Workshops, what they are why new programmers would want to attend. Karis then catches up with Launch School Alumnus Kelvin, who shares his experiences as a UK Capstone student and what it's like working as a software engineer based in the UK. The episode comes to a close with some Launch School announcements and upcoming events.

  • S4E5: Transforming at Launch School

    August 22nd, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins
    coding, isa, launch school, software engineering, transformation

    In this episode Chris and Karis discuss a recent inspirational talk given by Core graduate student Jake. Chris answers some additional Launch School-related questions including how ISAs work. Karis interviews Capstone graduate and Launch School Alumna Catherine, who shares what life has been like as a software engineer a year and a half on from her studies at Launch School. The episode ends with a few announcements about the latest events.

  • S4E4: Capstone Salaries, Recession & The Younger Students of Launch School

    July 19th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In this episode Chris discusses the latest 2021 Capstone salaries, and provides some advice for students that have concerns about the recession. Karis catches up with younger students, Ethan and Tyler, and learns how their Launch School studies are already making an impact on their software engineering journey. Karis ends the episode with a few announcements about the latest events at Launch School.

  • S4E3: The Story of Launch School

    May 5th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 3 mins
    how to learn, launch school, programming

    In this episode Launch School Student Felicia interviews Chris as he shares the origin story of how Launch School came to be. He also offers his unique perspective on how Launch School approaches learning, coding education and software engineering. The show includes several new announcements that students should be aware of.

  • S4E2: Latest News, Interviews and Catch-up with Mandy

    April 14th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 12 mins
    how to learn, launch school, programming

    This episode Karis and Chris discuss the all the latest Launch School interviews and presentations. Karis also catches up with the co-host from last season Mandy who now works at Mozilla. Finally they leave you with a number of new announcements that students should be aware of.

  • S4E1: Welcome to Season 4!

    March 22nd, 2022  |  Season 4  |  51 mins 19 secs
    how to learn, launch school, programming

    This season Chris kicks off our first episode by introducing Launch Schools new podcast format and new co-host Karis. Together they discuss the latest events happening at Launch School and some quick reminders students should be aware of. Karis also catches up with previous host Callie in a 1 on 1 interview.

  • S3E10: Season 3 Final Episode

    December 20th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  26 mins 49 secs

    In today's episode, our podcast hosts Chris, Callie, and Mandy share their end of the year reflections on Season 3, new updates on where Mandy and Callie are going, upcoming ideas for season 4, and ambitious goals for Launch School in the New Year and beyond.

  • S3E9: Getting to Know Pete

    December 15th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 5 secs

    In today's episode, Callie chats with Launch School TA Pete about his journey to and through Launch School.

  • S3E8: Bytes — Gratitude

    November 25th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 52 secs

    In this Thanksgiving episode, Mandy talks to students who have been at Launch School for over a year. These students share what they are grateful for and how the community has helped them throughout their journey at Launch School.

  • S3E7: Bytes — Life Stages

    October 28th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  42 mins 47 secs

    In today's episode, Callie chats with three different Launch School students in three very different life stages.

  • S3E6: Getting to Know Srdjan

    September 27th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  55 mins 37 secs

    In today's episode, Callie chats with Launch School TA Srdjan as he shares his journey to and through Launch School.

  • S3E5: Women Who Code (WWCode) at Launch School

    September 1st, 2021  |  Season 3  |  21 mins 32 secs

    In today's episode, students from Launch School's 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.

  • S3E4: John and Adam Isom -- Skipping College, CS Degree vs Launch School, and Making Six Figures Together

    August 13th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  57 mins 43 secs
    education, programming

    John and Adam talk about their journeys working together through Launch School, and their experiences working through a CS degree. John also talks about his decision to skip college to attend Launch School.

  • S3E3: Bytes — Why Did You Choose Launch School?

    August 5th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  16 mins 55 secs

    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.