4 beginner-friendly coding livestreams to learn programming

4 beginner-friendly coding livestreams to learn programming

These past two years have been a kind of golden age code livestreams. Stuck at home, developers took to their OBS setups to share their coding projects with their peers. And viewers tuned in to watch a fellow developer struggle through a programming issue, get stuck, google things, and eventually figure things out, and found their coding communities in the process.

But if you are a code newbie, you might find it daunting to follow along with the experienced developers' livestreams. Fear not, for you have your own peers learning new tech stacks live! Here are five of our favorite beginner-friendly streamers that you can watch to learn programming:

1. Learn full-stack web development

Leon Noel (https://www.twitch.tv/learnwithleon) runs a free Web Dev Bootcamp live on Twitch every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30 PM EST. The goal of the bootcamp is to help those affected by the pandemic as well as help underrepresented folks learn web development and get hired as software engineers. You can also bring your questions to the Office Hours on Saturdays at 12 PM EST.

2. Learn Python with Pachi

Pachi Carlson is currently learning Python live on her Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/pachicodes) on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 AM EST.

3. Learn Rust with Prince

Prince Wilson is currently learning Rust with Exercism.io on his Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/maxcellw)

4. Learn Javascript with CJ

The creator of the popular coding YouTube channel (Coding Garden) also has an excellent Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/codinggarden) for full-stack app projects, tutorials, and Q&A sessions (mostly featuring Javascript).

Bonus streams:

  1. Follow along Jeseekia Vaughn’s awesome journey through 100 Days of Code: https://www.twitch.tv/metadevgirl
  2. Want to get some of your own coding done? Join Mayuko (https://www.twitch.tv/hellomayuko) for a chill co-working stream for pomodoro coding sprints.
  3. Casual Coding with Aydrian is a great stream for learning how to build Jamstack applications. Full disclosure, Aydrian Howard is a developer advocate at CockroachDB. Lately he’s done great streams in which he demonstrated how to build with modern dev tools like Netlify, Remix, and Prisma. (Occasional cameos from his corgi are a feature not a bug.)

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