Programming experience helps candidates stand out on the job market. Adding in-demand programming languages like Python to a resume makes it more attractive to hiring managers in many industries even outside the technology sector. These seven industries that hire people with programming skills also offer above-average salaries and millions of job openings. Continue reading “Seven Industries That Hire People With Programming Skills”
Millions of people know the story of Facebook’s creation. The humble beginnings of the billion-dollar company even became a major motion picture in the 2010 Best Picture nominated film The Social Network. But few know how Mark Zuckerberg learned to code. Continue reading “How Mark Zuckerberg Learned to Code”
I want to tell you about some of the mistakes I made when I was learning to code. These mistakes set me back months (if not years). I’m sharing them with you today, so hopefully, you don’t repeat them. Here are the three biggest mistakes I made when I was learning to program: Continue reading “The 3 Mistakes I Made Learning to Code”
People often ask me what kind of coding careers they can pursue once they learn to program. While you can work as a software engineer, there are many other careers you can pursue as well. Here are a few career options for self-taught programmers.
Software engineers design, construct, test, and maintain computer programs. Whether that means working on Tesla’s diagnostic system, improving Google’s algorithm, or working on a new product at a startup.
Daniel Ek is the co-founder and CEO of Spotify, the music service almost single-handedly responsible for convincing a generation of music pirates to start paying for music again. An incredibly talented businessman, Ek taught himself to code when he was just fourteen. In this article, we will explore how Daniel Ek learned to code and eventually founded Spotify. Continue reading “How Daniel Ek Learned to Program and Created Spotify”
Self-taught programmer Kevin Systrom founded Instagram with Mike Krieger in 2010. While working a job as a marketer, Systrom taught himself to program and built the first prototype himself. Just two years after its launch, they sold Instagram to Facebook for one billion dollars. Systrom continues to manage the company today, and over the course of his leadership, he has kept the app elegantly simple, which has helped secured Instagram’s popularity. In this article, we will explore the coding education of Kevin Systrom. Continue reading “The Coding Education of Kevin Systrom: Creator of Instagram”
You’ve built a website, and you are ready to take it live. Before you do, you need to make sure you secure it. Even if your site does not store any sensitive data, it could get hacked to act as a temporary server for malicious purposes like relaying spam emails, botnet propagation, and even bitcoin mining. In this article, you will learn how to secure your website against attackers. Continue reading “How to Secure your Website”
In February 2017 I lost my job at Fintech. To make ends meet, I started working odd jobs: cutting lenses for glasses, fixing and tuning cars, working as a carnie, and doing any small side programming projects I could. Despite my best efforts, after a few months, I lost my apartment. This is the story of how I went from having a home to homelessness and back again by becoming a programmer. Continue reading “How I Escaped Homelessness by Becoming a Programmer”
You put in the work. You learned how to program. Now you are ready to start applying for jobs, but all of the entry-level positions require three to five years of experience. Is all hope lost? No! In this article, I am going to show you how to get a programming interview with no experience. Continue reading “How to Get a Programming Interview with No Experience”
New programmers always ask what language they should start with and I tell them they should learn Python first. Here are some reasons to start your self-taught programming adventure with Python! Continue reading “Why You Should Learn Python First”