If you want a new career as a web developer, it involves more than just knowing how to code.
There are certain universal soft skills that are desirable in almost every industry—technology included.
Below guest writer William Kennedy, from New to Code, shares six non-technical skills that have helped him be a better software developer. These are skills that don’t involve coding, but will make you a more proficient developer as well as team mate.
Today is a big day for TWO reasons.
- The Learn to Code With Me (LTCWM) podcast is live
- It’s been two years since I started LTCWM
To celebrate, I decided to publish a special blog post.
This podcast has been months in the making. So happy to see it come to life today. You can listen on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher,
Despite popular myths, you can become a software developer without a college degree.
Whether you’re re-entering the workforce or stuck in a career you dislike (administration, operations, banking, etc.), transitioning into a career as a software developer is within your grasp. As long as you’re willing to put in the hard work.
According to US News, software developers have a median salary of $95,510 per year, and an unemployment rate of 2.5%, making it one of the most lucrative technology careers.
The underpinning of any successful freelancer is the relationships they have.
From these relationships comes repeat business, as well as referrals for new clients. So, what’s the best way to build these kinds of relationships? Networking.
Unfortunately, most of us (including me!) don’t enjoy “networking”. We feel anxious and out of place. And start to stutter when asked the simple question, “What do you do?”
Below guest writer Joyce Akiko shares a three-step formula for overcoming the anxiety associated with networking.