A cool hobby or an in-demand career in tech? THIS is for you
Whether you’re seeking an exciting hobby, acquiring a different set of skills or making a career move, coding is essentially what you’re after. Here is why.
If you seek a cool, impressive and dynamic interest that doubles as a practical skill, then look no further than learning to code. Having this trick up your sleeve will allow you to build your own projects, games and apps – whether it be alone, with friends or a partner – just for fun or to fulfill a noble mission. In terms of social media and building communities, it can also help you connect with larger audiences since many blogs and platforms for creating websites have additional features and designs that require you to know some languages like Java or HTML.
As a career, well, coding and programming couldn’t be more relevant today and as a way to future-proof yourself in an evolving digital landscape. This skill is a door-opener and when combined with other experience and soft skills, it pretty much makes you a rare and sought-after professional.
Our mission is to bring you closer to achieving your goals in career, tech and even in life. So, in honour of such a versatile skill, we bring you two amazing opportunities to get into coding – Ruby for Beginners Workshop and the Full Stack Developer Program.
Ruby is a fantastic programming language, which is probably why it’s one of the most common among tech start-ups – Twitter, AirBnb, Netflix, Shopify, Kickstarter, Couchsurfing, Fiverr & Square, Hulu and Groupon all use Ruby. Full stack developers are the super cool, all-rounders that can work on both the front-end and back-end portions of an application or website and they can see the “broader picture” since they are aware of the server side as well as the client side’s user experience.
While there are great online options, there’s nothing like learning in person, asking questions and bonding with a small group of passionate aspiring developers like yourself. So, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a beginner, are thinking about your career or are simply curious, read more about what these two opportunities are about below.
Fun, elegant and easy, Ruby is a web application development language designed for productive and enjoyable programming. Ruby was created precisely to allow the simple and fast development of web applications, hence why it’s a favourite among tech start-ups. So aside from its focus on simplicity and productivity, it has a refined syntax – that is, it’s very close to spoken languages, which means it’s natural to read and easy to write. Another plus is that it’s used in a wide range of fields including web applications and data science.
If you’re after something interesting, challenging but not too complex then our short Ruby workshop could do the trick. Wouldn’t it be great to enter 2020 already learning a new hobby?
Don’t stand in the way of your own #growth. Each time we learn a new skill, we are also strengthening our abilities in other areas, our creativity is given a boost and we expand our way of thinking and solving problems. These skills can be applied in our personal lives as well as bring added value to your work.
Experience writing your first lines of code by joining our workshop (the last one for this year) Ruby for Beginners, where no coding experience is needed – how cool is that?
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in development and don’t know where to start, our Fullstack Developer Program is for you.
Today, every company is a tech company to some degree. Digitalization and automation projects are some of the most basic steps companies need to take to become sustainable. The demand for programmers and people who have a variety of technical and soft skills has already increased and will continue to do so as many have dreams of bringing apps and digital products to life.
So, what is a full stack developer?
They are highly sought-after tech professionals who have a balanced amalgamation of front-end and back-end skills with specialized knowledge of all stages of software development, including server, network, and hosting environment; relational and nonrelational databases; interacting with APIs; user interface and user experience; quality assurance; security; customer and business needs.
If you like being part of the whole process, providing solutions, and knowing what is needed at pretty much every step of the way, Full Stack Development is a smart and ideal career choice.
Our program is delivered bootcamp-style – learning in person with other motivated individuals over a few months and after your studies, you are guaranteed a PAID internship placement with a great company (woot woot!). All along the way, you will be supported with career workshops and event invites and coaching by us!
You won’t necessarily master everything under the sun – nor do you need to, and you can choose to specialize later, but as a full stack developer you can work on both front- and back-end and understand what is going on when building an app or a digital product.
Do not doubt your abilities. Do not fear – if you’ve read until here, there’s nothing else getting in the way other than yourself 😉
So, if like us you believe that the world needs more female leaders building innovative applications and strategically shaping our digital future, and you enjoy learning, are creative and like problem-solving, then take your pick.