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ML26: Jordan Poulton on Learning To Code, Understanding Business Fundamentals and The Future of Education

Gain insight into the fundamental skills that a good programmer needs to develop, the combination of theory and practice that’s best for learning the art of entrepreneurship and an insider's account of the BBC's hit show 'The Apprentice'.
Nasos Papadopoulos

Jordan Poulton is the co-founder of Makers Academy, London's leading Web Developer Bootcamp which teaches you how to code in just 12 Weeks. He is a former president of Oxford Entrepreneurs and previously appeared on the BBC’s hit show The Apprentice in 2013. 

Coding is arguably the skill with the fastest growing demand in the modern economy and more people are looking to acquire the skill every year. But coding is a challenging skill to learn and people are often unsure where to start.

Jordan went through the first Makers Academy cohort and by the end of the process, he was asked to join the Makers Team as a Co-Founder. As a result, he's got both a student's and an educator's perspective on the topic, which makes him uniquely placed to give advice on the subject.

In this episode we discuss a range of topics including:

- The fundamental skills and mental models a good programmer needs to develop
- The blend of theory and practice that’s best for learning entrepreneurship
- The changing educational landscape of the 21st century

So whether you're learning to code, building a business or curious about the way technology is shaping education, this episode will give you all that and more.

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Selected Resources

📖 The Lean Startup - Eric Ries

📖 The Startup Owner's Manual - Steve Blank

📖 How To Love - Thich Nhat Hahn

🖥 Makers Academy - Learn To Code in 12 Weeks

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