On this week's episode of the freeCodeCamp podcast, I interview Shawn Wang (@swyx). We talk about "learning in public" and his transition into tech from finance, where he left behind a job that paid him US $350,000 per year.

Shawn grew up in Singapore and came to the US as a college student.

He worked in finance, but at age 30, he burned out. So he decided to learn to code. He used freeCodeCamp and a ton of other resources, and since then he's worked as a freelance developer, and at several companies including Netlify.

It's a 2 hour listen in your favorite podcast player app - just search "freecodecamp" and you should find it.

If you have an Amazon Echo, you can just say "Alexa - play the freeCodeCamp podcast."

Or you can listen to it or right here in your browser. Enjoy the interview!

Here are some articles we discuss in the interview.

Shawn's Projects:

Job Search / Salary Negotation articles:

Shawn's Learn In Public movement: