Laurence Bradford Title: Founder Education: Emmanuel College Location: Greater New York City Area Expertise: Front-end development, Writing A former copywriter turned digital entrepreneur specializing in front-end development and website content strategy.Self-taught and dedicated to helping others acquire digital skills through a beginners guide offered on her personal site learntocodewith.me• Founded, grew, and operate Learn to Code With Me, a blog and podcast reaching an audience of 150,000+ every monthContribute articles to the Forbes Careers channel centering on enterprising millennials and technologyWas one of the founding members of Teachable’s product team Experience Laurence Bradford was a regular contributor to The Balance specializing on how to learn computer programming skills.As a former copywriter turned front-end developer, Laurence enjoys combining her passions for writing and technology. Along with running her own website Learn to Code With Me, she has written for Mashable, SitePoint, CreativeLive, and more. She is a regular contributor to Forbes on tech careers. She has created a course on creating a LinkedIn profile for new techies.Bradford is familiar with many online education platforms for web-based self study in programming including Coursera, Team Treehouse, and One Month. Laurence began teaching herself digital skills after graduating summa cum laude from Emmanuel College with degrees in history and economics.PublicationsForbesSkillcrushMashableUSA TodaySitePointCreativeLive Education Laurence earned her B.A. and was Summa Cum Laude in history and economics. She also completed certifications programs in Python programming from Coursera, Ruby on Rails from One Month, and Software Product Management from the Product School. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.