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Sep 29, 2023

Today I'm joined by Lynn Zheng. She's a software engineer at freeCodeCamp and at Salesforce.

Lynn grew up in Shenzhen, China – the computer hardware capital of the world. Both of her parents were engineers. And from an early age, they encouraged Lynn to learn math and computer science. She got into the prestigious...

Sep 22, 2023

Ben Dunphy studied international relations and had a short career in finance. Among other things, he co-authored a bill that eventually got passed in his state of New Hampshire.

But Ben saw the writing on the wall – that technology was becoming one of the most powerful ways to affect change. He learned to code and...

Sep 15, 2023

Eric Leung grew up in Oklahoma and learned a lot of math in high school. His friends wanted to go to medical school and he originally planned to join them. But instead he got interested in the emerging field of bioinformatics – math applied to medicine.

After 6 years in graduate school, he made the big decision...

Sep 8, 2023

Today I'm joined by Patrick San Juan, a software engineer who first learned to code in his 30s.

I've known Patrick since the early days of freeCodeCamp. He has always been a positive, supportive force within the community.

Patrick grew up the son of first-generation immigrants from the Philippines. His family didn't...

Sep 1, 2023

Today I'm joined by Malindi Colyer. Among her many skills, she's a Python developer and AI engineer.

Malindi grew up on a farm in rural Kansas, in the middle of the US. She trained to become a diplomat, and volunteered overseas. But along the way, she discovered a love of math and computer science. That passion has...