Tech Toolbox 2019: Learning to Code & How Online Education Has Evolved with Mark Lassoff

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Mark Lassoff was an “early bloomer” in tech—he realized from a young age that he enjoyed making games and apps, taught himself Commodore basic programming before he was 13, then got formal training in computer science from the University of Texas and went straight into the industry.

He also has the most online teaching experience of probably anyone who has been on the podcast, because he started putting together courses circa 2000! This amount of experience has given Mark a ton of insights about the tech space, learning to code, landing jobs, and more.

You can benefit from Mark’s decades of knowledge by joining his Certified Web Developer Program (which is one of 33 products being sold at a massive discount in the Ultimate Tech Career Bundle this week only!!).

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As Mark explains, there are a lot of options out there to teach yourself tech skills, but you have to consider how much time you have, your budget, and how good the quality of teaching is. There’s a big difference between a proper paid course with a curriculum, or a series of 10-15 minute YouTube videos.

In this special episode, Mark talks about how you don’t have to have a college education or a master’s degree, you just have to be willing to learn and put in the work. He also shares advice on putting together a portfolio, how to know if a company is technical or not, and more. Listen below!

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