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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  • S4E3: The Story of Launch School

    May 5th, 2022  |  Season 4  |  2 hrs 3 mins
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • S3E2: An update from Gabe, Arthur, and Ben on friendship and teamwork through Capstone, the Job Hunt, and as professional Software Engineers

    July 19th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  56 mins 31 secs

    Previously in Season 2, Chris talked with Gabe, Ben, and Arthur to share their story on how they, as a group, supported one another through the Core curriculum. That episode highlighted the importance of community and friendship.

    In this episode, Gabe, Ben, and Arthur are back with us to share more! They update us about their journey through Capstone, the job hunt, working as software engineers and meeting each other in person for the very first time.

  • S3E1: Barbara Oakley on Learning How to Learn & How Fundamentals Make All the Difference

    June 15th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 7 mins

    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.

  • S2E11: Q&A Capstone, Assessments, DPP, & 2020 Salaries with Chris

    May 15th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 7 mins

    In this episode, Staacy and I held a Zoom Q & A. I was happily surprised by the wide-range of topics that we got to dive into. Questions ranged from knowing if you’re on track for Capstone, when and how to get a job, how your age affects a career in tech, how to know if Launch School is for you, and how the Deferred Payment Program works.

  • S2E10: Conference on Study Habits by The Social Network with Liz, Jesse, and Katarina

    February 14th, 2021  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 19 secs
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    In this episode, I caught up with Liz, Jesse, and Katarina to chat about another peer-led community group at Launch School called "The Social Network" and the recent conference they put on focused on study habits.

  • S2E9: Student Panel Discussion

    November 18th, 2020  |  Season 2  |  1 hr 1 min
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    This is a slightly different episode in that it’s a recording of a webinar we did a few weeks ago about our Deferred Payment Program. Now why would we include a webinar in the podcast? Well, the reason is because this webinar is actually a panel of Launch School students and the conversation is mostly about their journey through Launch School, so I thought it’d be suitable for the podcast.