Picture two scenarios. One, you’re working in tech but want to take your career to the next level. You’re a marketer, a project manager, or an aspiring entrepreneur with big plans for the future.
Second, you’re not working in tech and want a sure-fire way to enter this exciting sector.
In either scenario, it’s high time you learn how to code. Whether your job title will read “engineer” or not, automation, artificial intelligence, and — of course — the internet will all be essential to both professional and personal life. And now that the internet is the world’s largest marketplace, the separation between “tech industry” and “industry” has disappeared. Every company is essentially a tech company now. Knowing how to write code has the potential to make all aspects of your professional life easier and more productive — from personal experience, it’s like having a low-key super power.
1. The most in-demand tech job is software developer...
If you’re aiming to be a product manager, JS will help you better communicate with your development team and understand the codebase. There will also, of course, be opportunities where it’s more efficient to jump in and implement changes yourself.
3. As a popular, in-demand language, there are a ton of online resources for learning it
I recommend trying Codecademy, Code School and CodeCombat. They’re all fun, instructive, and enjoyable, plus either free or very low-priced.
So if you’re just starting out, feel free to take Fullstack’s Jumpstart Online course for free. Coding is the type of skill that rewards dedicated work with amazing results, and I’m excited to see what you’ll build!