I am curious about technology & what I can do with it Gain marketable tech skills & build portfolio-worthy projects
Don’t just “learn to code.” Learn absurdly marketable, super useful tech skills that you will be able to put into practice TODAY. Then build yourself a smashing portfolio website, blow your (future) boss’ socks off with your new programming savvy, and laugh all the way to your next promotion (or to your new company launch!).
Adda Birnir, CEO of Skillcrush here. As you no doubt know, we are in the midst of a sea change: the Internet has become the dominant mode for human communication.
Gutenberg has just published the bible, and you are faced with a choice: do you want to learn how to read?
In order to thrive in our new digital economy, you will need to have more than just a theoretical understanding of how technology works.
I am not saying that you need to BECOME a coder (although if you did, that would be super cool too!) but if you want to work in media, technology, sales, education, healthcare, fashion…you better understand what’s going on.
And there is no better, faster, or more fun way to accomplish this than to roll up your sleeves and try coding for yourself.
Five years ago, I was just like you, except probably worse off! Unemployed, no technical skills to speak of, wondering what to do with myself. All the techies I knew had everything I wanted: interesting, challenging, and creative work. Opportunities to work on amazing projects for fantastic companies. Job flexibility AND job security (What??! Is that even possible?). Lucrative side gigs and BIG paychecks! Who wouldn’t want all that?
So after I tired of sitting there and envying their luck, I decided to get my own bit of luck and join this tech thing!
Since then, I have started two tech companies, been named a top woman in tech and media by the Columbia Journalism Review and Business Insider, and gotten to work for companies like The New York Times, NBC, and MTV (to name but a few).
More importantly, I now have technical skills. Really marketable skills that make me permanently employable. In this digital economy, that is the ultimate calling card.
My experience has shown me that it is possible to learn marketable tech skills (even as an adult) and the difference it can make on your life is nothing short of transformational.
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Love my emails from Skillcrush each day! Easy way to learn about tech and the industry.
Before this class, I had zero understanding of how the Internet worked. I am truly shocked at how easy (and fun!) it was for me to learn to code with Skillcrush. The classes are fast, fluid and efficient, and the instructors were extremely accessible and friendly. Not only was the class interesting, but I feel very empowered with my new tech knowledge. It is a lot simpler than you think to make a website. I can’t believe I have gone so many years without knowing anything about how websites function.
A million thanks to Skillcrush – I’m thrilled to report that I built my second website completely from scratch last month. Since the site has gone live, I’ve gotten lots of compliments on my work, and I’ve already been asked to build more websites! As I joined the Skillcrush 101 course with the hopes of starting a career in tech, you can just imagine how excited I am – and it’s all thanks to Skillcrush! I’m happier than I’ve ever been with my professional life now that I’ve finally found my passion and started learning the skills necessary to make a career in it.
Kimberly Ann Foster
I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to take Skillcrush 101. I was recently laid off and this class gave me untold amounts of confidence during the emotional rollercoaster that is unemployment. This class not only taught me best practices, it gave me a more holistic view so that I could really understand how HTML and CSS function together as well as how they relate with other programming languages. Skillcrush 101 is a class I’m recommending to literally everyone I know!
This class was really great for me, because I was somewhat familiar with basic html and css, but had never built something start to finish. The class covered most of the basics, forced me to practice things and try things out, and gave me a deadline for actually building my first website!
Being in a class with so many different people is quite fun: all have a different background and a different reason to take this class. It’s great for everyone who gets easily intimidated by geeks and technology: it’s just so easy to follow :)
Learning the basics of how the Web works provides a greater understanding of how to navigate one’s way around it. Knowledge is Power!
A great class if you have no HTML or CSS skills and want to learn. Plus help to get your website live. From nothing to a published site in 2 weeks !!!
The class was fun, not stressful, and did a great job of covering the basics.
If you haven’t learned any coding or how to build a website, you should totally use Skillcrush! It is fast fluid and efficient in the teaching with visual and text to help get the point across! It is a lot simpler than you think it make a website.