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The Best Way to Learn to Code | Podcast

Mikhail Karan
Web Developer | HTML All The Things Podcast Host
・3 min read

What is HTML All The Things

HTML All The Things is a web development podcast and discord community which was started by Matt and Mike, developers based in Ontario, Canada.

The podcast speaks to web development topics as well as running a small business, self-employment and time management. You can join them for both their successes and their struggles as they try to manage expanding their Web Development business without stretching themselves too thin.

What's This One About?

In this episode Matt & Mike sit down with Aderson Oliveira to discuss his many ventures in the world of programming. Aderson brings a unique perspective to the table as an Adjunct Professor at Centennial College, his own podcast - Solo Coder, and mentoring at Brridge (and that's not all). Aderson's perspective stretches from traditional education through influencer activities and even online-only learning. This episode is packed with all the advice you could want for getting starting with programming (and even some no-code in there for you!), seeing if it's right for you, and way more!

Guest Introduction

Aderson started teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Centennial College in 2018. Not long after he started his own podcast, SoloCoder, in 2019. And if that wasn’t enough, he started Brridge in 2020, where he and his team help people make their first real coding projects come to life to give them the confidence to get a job in the industry.
And this isn’t even mentioning his YouTube channel, Udemy courses, and more. He’s a busy guy!

Show Notes

3:55 - If someone were to come to you at random and say they wanted to get into coding. Which field would you recommend?

17:25 - How do you stay motivated and engaged with all the different projects you’re involved in? Comments on work/life balance?

31:28 - As an instructor at a college, and online via Udemy, what path would you recommend to a complete code newbie? Traditional education, online courses, or self-teaching through practice and research?

52:40 - You have experience with a variety of coding languages, which is your favourite and why?

1:02:25 - I noticed that your latest Udemy course is on machine learning with a no-code approach. Many developers try to shy away from no-code, when do you recommend a no-code approach versus a code-only approach

1:12:15 - If someone isn’t sure that coding is right for them and isn’t ready to spend money to go to school, or buy a course, what should they do to see if it’s the right path?

1:21:55 - What is Brridge?

Key Takeaways

  • There are many different routes to becoming a developer. There's no single solution, it'll depend on your interests, experience, and situation you're in.
  • Not everyone can manage a work/life balance. Some people will lean more on work and depending on your mindset and where you're on in life that could be ok.
  • Leverage traditional education by connecting, networking and participating. Thats one of the key paths to success during a bootcamp, university or college education.
  • When first learning to code, set aside time each day for learning and building projects. 30min-1 hour is a good start. If by the end of a few weeks you're not wanting to extend that time, then the path might be more difficult for you.
  • Find a mentor or a group of people going through the same thing you are to bounce your progress and ideas off of. ##Social Links

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