Learning to Code with Liz Norton

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This is the third entry in our “Learn to Code” series. You can find our other entries over here. In each post we ask programmers and developers to share their biggest learning experiences. If there’s one thing I’ve learned interviewing these experts, it’s that there are tons of opportunities out there to get involved in the development community. I hope this series inspires you try out something you thought you’d never be able to do!

Liz NortonLiz Norton is learning code on top of working full-time as a manager at a coffee shop. She blogs over at www.lizcod.es. And we are very grateful she took time out of her busy schedule to answer our questions. read more

Learning to Code with Travis Douce

learn-codeThis is the second entry in our Learning to Code series.

TTravis_Douceravis Douce got into programming while working in the field of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). A natural problem-solver, he knew there had to be a better way than manually creating thousands of GIS files for datasets. All he had to do was learn how to code. Fast forward a couple of years: Travis is now a software developer for Big Nerd Ranch, a Rails for Girls coach volunteer and an active participant in the Athens developers’ community.  read more

Want to Learn Code?

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Our sister company, the project scoping startup BrainLeaf, recently ran a story by freelance web designer Laurence Bradford, who chronicles her journey as she learns how to code. I was reading Bradford’s blog Learn to Code with Me when it struck me: I bet there are lots of people, from a whole range of backgrounds, who want to learn code. I mean, even I want to learn code! Knowing code (at least a little bit) is more than a desirable job skill, it’s necessary for effective leadership and communication, according to some. read more