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Leon Noel has Helped THOUSANDS of People Learn to Code [100Devs founder on freeCodeCamp Podcast #117]


Leon Noel has Helped THOUSANDS of People Learn to Code [100Devs founder on freeCodeCamp Podcast #117]

On this week’s episode of the podcast, I interview Leon Noel, founder of 100Devs and head of engineering at Resilient Coders.

Growing up, Leon had it drilled into him that he had to become a doctor, lawyer, or dentist. But his ambitions grew and he went on to have an exciting career in tech.

After a successful exit from a startup, Leon wanted to help folks who were struggling during the pandemic. He started 100Devs, a charity which has helped 10,000s of people learn to code.

We talk about:

  • dropping out of Yale
  • getting into the selective Tech Stars startup accelerator
  • Getting involved with Resilient Coders, a charity that helps court-involved youth learn coding
  • Starting 100Devs and building a Discord server with 60,000 people learning to code together
I feel the same way about Leon that Wolverine does.

I recorded this podcast live and I haven’t edited it at all. I want to capture the feel of a real live conversation, with all the human quirks that entails.

Can you guess what song I’m playing on my bass during the intro? It’s my arrangement of the intro to a 1990s cartoon.

You can watch the interview on YouTube:

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Also, I want to thank the 8,427 kind people who support our charity each month, and who make this podcast possible. You can join them and support our mission at: https://www.freecodecamp.org/donate

Links we talk about during the interview:

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