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Which Text Editor Should I Use While I’m Learning To Code?



When you start learning how to code, it can make a difference which editor you use. Your editor will help shape your path as a developer, so trying out different methods is vital. Front-end developer and writer for Smashing Magazine, Anselm Hannemann, gives you his tips for selecting and getting started with your first editor.

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3 Reasons Why Every Digital Marketer Should Learn to Code


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The definition of “marketing” hasn’t changed in 100 years or more. However, the methods, tactics, and tools of marketing have changed rapidly in the last 10 years. Today, if you want to lay claim to the title “digital marketer,” you’d be wise to learn at least the basics of web development. From search engine optimization, email, and landing pages, to web analytics and data analysis–every facet of digital marketing is powered by code, and understanding what’s going on behind the scenes will give you the insight necessary to make informed and strategic marketing decisions. Here are just a few reasons digital marketers should learn how to code.

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Should You Learn How To Code?


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With more than 100,000 available positions for web and mobile developers in the U.S. in the past year alone, asking “should I learn how to code?” is a common question among today’s job seekers.

Whether you’re looking to level up in your current role, or change careers altogether, coding can be a powerful tool in helping you land your dream job or build products that you never thought possible.

Learning a new skill may seem daunting, but the payoff is great, and you’ll find confidence in knowing that you can expand your skill set. Here are four questions to ask yourself to see if you’re ready to get started.  Continue reading

“Leaving the Comfort Zone to Learn Computer Code” – GA In The New York Times


GA and our Web Development Immersive program strive to be an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students. We believe anyone can learn to code – at any stage of life. We’ve had students from 18 years old to 72 years old enroll in our program. This New York Times article focuses on two of our WDI alumni, Patsy Price (San Francisco) and Tim Latorre (New York City), both in their 40s and 50s, who took WDI after successful careers in marketing and design, and are now using code in their everyday job. Their quest to learn to code speaks volumes about their intellectually curiosity and grit – two of the main ingredients you need to succeed at any new task.

Read the full article on The New York Times here.

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Getting to Know You: David Fisher


Current Role: Cofounder and Trustee, Awesome Foundation
Twitter: @tibbon
Personal website: www.awesomefoundation.org

1. Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina. While Greensboro isn’t known for its tech scene, I was able to take several computer and programming-related classes in high school which helped me to get a handful of internships and entry level positions at a pretty young age. My father always helped nudge me toward working with computers, starting with buying a Commodore 64 for the house in the mid 80’s.

2. What did you study?

I went to Berklee College of Music and received my degree in Music Business Management. It might seem like a bit of a strange path, but I was always trying to position myself at the intersection of music and technology.

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