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By Sean & Thomas
The I CODE HIRE ME Podcast is a community of people learning how to code. Each week, we interview others that decided to learn software development, and then landed their dream jobs.

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#004 - How to Gain Coding Skills Through Immersion Programs w/ Lorena Mesa


#012 - How Caroline Hatwell Became a Software Engineer
This week I have a great conversation with Caroline Hatwell about how she became a software engineer. She's been full-time as a developer for about a year and has some really solid advice on how to best learn how to code.
September 21, 2018
#011 - How #100DaysOfCode Landed Dan Page a Job
This week, I chatted with Dan Page. His background is in technical recruiting for a financial company in London. He has tons of experience hiring developers, so he decided to try to learn how to code an be on the other side of the interview table. He attributes a lot of his success to the #100DaysOfCode movement.
September 14, 2018
#010 - How To Land Your First Job as a Software Developer
On this episode of I CODE HIRE ME, I talk with Josh Beckman. Josh is the Lead Engineer at OfficeLuv in Chicago. We have a great conversation about what it's like contributing to open source software and why it can be critical during your job search. Find out how he saved his company millions of dollars by using wordpress! website: twitter: @andjosh_
September 07, 2018
#009 - From Mortgage Banker to Software Developer in 6-months
On today's show, we have Joe Cuanan. Joe started his career off in economics, working for a mortgage bank...but over time realized he had a passion for software. With a huge amount of dedication and time management, he taught himself how to code using online platforms like TeamTreehouse ( ) Email:
August 31, 2018
#008 - How This Mom Learned to Code While Raising Twins
Today's episode of I CODE HIRE ME is a great one! Priscilla had a lot of major life changes all at the same time: quit her job, moved cities, had twins. She took this transition period to learn how to code on the side while she raised her newborn twins. Now she's a full-time developer thanks to treehouse (link below)! Twitter: @priscillacluna Sign up for a free trial and check out the 'Tech Degree' that Priscilla mentioned at Team Treehouse:
August 24, 2018
#007 - From Hair-stylist to Web-stylist w/ Brian Polonia
On this episode of The I CODE HIRE ME Podcast, I chat with Brian Polonia, who spent 12 years styling mens hair in NYC and then transitioned careers into software development. He attributes much of his early success to software learning platform TeamTreehouse [ ]. He offers tons of advice on how to get started and how to land your first software job. Really great conversation! Resources Mentioned: @brianpolonia Sign up for a free trial at TeamTreehouse:
August 17, 2018
#006 - How Malina Tran Learned to Code, Fell in Love, and Became a Developer
On today's episode I talk with Malina Tran. She has an incredible learn to code story that involves falling in love and moving across the country to L.A. She taught herself how to code mainly through general assembly, Team Treehouse and a lot of hard work. Start a free trial at Treehouse:
August 10, 2018
#005 - Why Mark Pesantes Quit Apple to Learn How To Code
Today I'm talking with Mark Pesantes, a former Apple Retail technician turned software developer. He taught himself how to code on the side for almost 2 years before deciding to quit. After a few junior level developer gigs, he's now self-employed doing freelance development.
August 03, 2018
#004 - How to Gain Coding Skills Through Immersion Programs w/ Lorena Mesa
On this episode, I chat with Lorena Mesa, a full-time software developer at Sprout Social. She went through a bootcamp immersion program to fit her learning style. She's now heavily involved in the python community here in Chicago and globally. Check out her work and speaking engagements at:
July 27, 2018
#003 - Park Ranger to Full-time Software Developer in 12 Months
Today we are talking with Willy Raedy, a former Park Ranger turned software developer. Willy went through the Fullstack Academy bootcamp in Chicago. Within 2 weeks of graduating he turned down 2 job offers and accepted a full-time position at Linkedin:
July 20, 2018
#002 - From Banker to Software Developer w/ Daniel Scott
On this episode of I Code. Hire me. we're talking with Daniel Scott. Daniel worked as a corporate banker for 10 years when he decided to make a career change into software development. Daniel learned how to code through a bootcamp, and immediately started freelancing and teaching coding classes at General Assembly.
July 13, 2018
#001 - How Becky Lehmann Quit Her Job and Learned to Code
Today, we're chatting with Becky Lehmann, a digital nomad software developer. After feeling unfulfilled in her corporate job at AllState, she made the decision to quit her job, learn to code, and become a full-time software developer. She did all that in less than a year.
July 06, 2018