I'm Nicole, and I was
made for this. 🙂

I’m Nicole Archambault, and I’m an Educational Technology entrepreneur.

As kind of a TL;DR: I work largely in the intersection of technology, education, and psychology—it’s super sexy to me, and I honestly can’t see myself doing anything else!

For a living, I primarily create online courses for people teaching themselves to code. I love teaching and learning along my students. And these courses I make… have no actual code in them! 🤯

But of course, I don’t just limit myself to my “work” (which is actually more like play, if we’re being honest).

La Vie en Code is my passion project!

It started as blog run by a baby dev fresh from being fired from my last job in customer service.

Lots of people found my blog for whatever reason and began giving feedback and telling their own stories.

I can tell you that it gets lonely working through the experience of teaching yourself to code. It can feel really isolating.

We get nervous when we interact with others in the industry, and that heckin’ imposter syndrome kicks in hard.

The result? We end avoiding the community that we so desperately need, especially in these trying times of the pandemic.

I’m also a:

I'm also an award-winning instructor and community leader!

Treehouse Success Story

I love guesting on others' podcasts, too!

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Developer Tea

DevTea host Jonathan Cutrell and I engaged in a wonderful 2-part discussion, where we covered topics like emotional intelligence, negative emotions, and programmatic problem solving. Also on Spotify and iTunes!

Part 1 | Part 2

Front End Happy Hour

My first panel podcast episode! Equipped with my cocktail of choice (Deep Eddy Grapefruit vodka) I engaged in lively discussion with Big Tech software engineers to hear how they value programmatic problem solving. Also on Spotify and iTunes!

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Hanselminutes

My good friend Scott Hanselman and I sat down and chatted about programmatic problem solving... for over an hour! This episode is packed with value—definitely check it out! Also on Spotify, iTunes, and Simplecast!

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#causeascene

Kim Crayton has previously been a guest on the La Vie en Code podcast, and she's an amazing powerhouse in the tech industry, highlighting the inequity marginalized groups in tech face, and framing the issues as liabilities as opposed to optional projects. A fun one! Also on Spotify and iTunes!

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IT Career Energizer

What a strong episode title: "Don't Let a Degree Get in the Way of Your Ambitions"! A fast-paced, fairly short episode with Phil Burgess, where we look into the programmatic problem solving work I do. There are some super valuable tidbits you can use right away. Also on Spotify and iTunes!

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Just one more step to download I Want to Learn to Code—Now What!

Total transparency: You’ll get your guide, and also be subscribed to my dope weekly newsletter, Life in Code.

You can always unsubscribe (but I don’t think you’ll want to). :)

Just one more step to download 10 Things You Need to Learn BEFORE Learning to Code!

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You can always unsubscribe (but I don’t think you’ll want to). :)

Just one more step to download 5 Steps to Solving Code Challenges!

Total transparency: You’ll get your guide, and also be subscribed to my dope weekly newsletter, Life in Code.

You can always unsubscribe (but I don’t think you’ll want to). :)