When I was first trying to break into the world of freelance web development, I thought that having tech skills was the most important factor in getting the gigs.
It didn’t take me long to discover that sometimes the hardest part of getting hired is convincing people to hire you. Sure, you can have all the skills in the world…but if you don’t know how to sell yourself properly, you’re not going to get the best opportunities.
When you’re starting out and don’t have much name recognition yet,
Are you racking your brain, trying to think of things to include in your developer/designer portfolio…but keep getting stuck?
You’re far from alone.
It can be tough to think of things to add, especially when you’re first starting out in the tech industry and all your previous experience seems unrelated.
If you’re not sure where to start, you’re in luck. Listed below are 27 things you can add on your portfolio or online resume—even if you don’t have a ton of experience yet.
If you’re brand new to the world of coding and web development, it makes sense to start by teaching yourself using all the free resources online.
That way, you can discover what you like and don’t like before investing money into a certain coding language or set of courses.
However, there are so many free resources and classes and books to choose from. Here are 45 of the best.
To make things easier, I broke them down based on topic.
When it comes to learning how to code, one of the toughest things to learn is the command line.
Not because it’s tough—it’s actually not too difficult. But rather because it is intimidating.
That’s why I put together a cheat sheet of regularly-used commands in the Unix command line (see below).
This isn’t meant to be some visually appealing infographic, filled with fancy gradients and sexy charts.
Instead, it has been created to act as a quick reference guide.
Want to build an Android app? Keep reading.
Recently, I came across PraneethVT’s Reddit post about how he built his first Android mobile app – a GPA calculator.
Seeing that he is a relative newbie to the programming world, I thought diving deeper into how he built his first app would be perfect for Learn to Code With Me.
Here’s a little bit about PraneethVT before we get started.
- He is a computer engineering college major