Learning how to code certainly seems to be one of the hot topics in the technology world right now, whether it’s encouraging kids to get involved, or trying to figure out why there aren’t more women in tech.
But for many of us who haven’t written in computer code, taking that first step can be quite a daunting challenge. Where do you start? Which language is best to learn? Why am I even doing this in the first place?
“In our research, there doesn’t appear to be many sources of survey data on how developers got started,” writes Code Fellows CEO Will Little. “However, it is important for us as a global community to understand these paths so we can better inform and encourage beginners.”
You can provide answers here for Code Fellows, which runs two-month programming classes for aspiring software engineers and guarantees a salary of up to $100,000 or more post-graduation.
This reminds us of what Amber Case, co-founder of Portland-based Geoloqi, did this past May when she reached out to coders and asked similar questions for a compilation that could help people understand what it takes to learn how to code. We’ve reached out to Case to see what came out of that.
And while we’re on this topic, GeekWire’s Blair Hanley Frank has a nice guide here if one of your New Year’s Tech Resolutions is to learn how to code.