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045: How to Break Down a Problem

In this episode, Nicole walks you through the process of breaking a complex problem down into smaller pieces—making it easier to solve, with less stress!

044: Growing As a Newbie Dev

In this episode, Nicole highlights the different, distinct stages of our growth as web developers, from beginner to expert, so you always know where you

042: How to Leverage Twitter as a Developer

In this episode, Nicole explores the multitude of different ways you can leverage Twitter to build your developer network, resulting in connections, jobs, and—best of all—friends!

039: Learning to Think Like a Programmer

In this episode, Nicole shines a light on what it really means to “think like a programmer”, and highlights some of the traits of individuals who tend to think this way.

038: Note-Taking for Developers

In this episode, Nicole provides valuable advice for taking notes in a technical field—so you can maximize your information retention while learning!

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035: How to Share Before You Feel Confident

In this episode, Nicole talks about some of the reasons we feel too shy to share our code or write a blog post on what we know, and how she’s overcoming the urge to stay in a bubble.

029: 7 Steps to Solving Code Challenges

In this episode, you’ll learn about problem solving, and how you can approach code challenges using a 7-step approach that will give you enough information to confidently solve your problems. Many students overlook these crucial steps, or blow past them to begin coding—which really doesn’t help them once they hit a wall and are unsure how to proceed.

028: Learning to Code With Treehouse

LVEC Podcast host Nicole learned to code in 2015 with Treehouse, one of the most popular video-based web development e-Learning platforms. Hear why she chose Treehouse over other platforms, how she got the most out of their videos, and her personal advice for leveraging Treehouse to get your first web development job.

027: The Power of Projects with Andrew Cook

Got enough projects in your portfolio? Self-taught software developer Andrew Cook shares a wealth of information and advice on how to get started coming up with ideas for—and creating—projects to help you get noticed and hired faster.

025: Celebrating People of Color in Tech with Michael Berhane

Nicole chats with People of Color in Tech co-founder Michael Berhane about his own journey to full-stack JavaScript development, experiences with growing his skill sets, and the support network and celebration surrounding people of color in the tech industry.

021: Rock Your First Hackathon

Hackathons can be a scary prospect for new web developers—but they don’t have to be. Nicole tells the story of her first hackathon (which her

002: How I Learned How I Learn

In this episode, Nicole shares her personal story of how she learned to learn. After a lifetime of feeling frustrated with traditional education systems, she

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