Society is changing, studies show that in 2020 we are going to be 1 million short of coders. Well that was before corona virus but still the statement is relatable because there’s a lot to consider: Do i need to got to college? start a company? career change? What’s the best way to learn the skills I need to know to enter the web industry? 

The web development industry is growing, with an estimated 15% increase in jobs nationwide. If you’ve just started out exploring the industry, well done, you are on the right track to a bright future.

You wondering if tech is right for you? take this 3 minute quiz from skillcrush to find out .

How to get started?

Teach Yourself | you don’t need a college degree

There are plenty of free and inexpensive resources you can use to give yourself all the help you need, teach yourself new skills. Here are the few website you should consider:

  1. Dash general assembly | Dash is a fun and free online course that teaches you the basics of web development through projects you can do in your browser.
  2. Code academy | “It’s time to start investing in yourself Because learning to code might be the easiest way to change your career.”
  3. W3Schools | The world developer site
  4. UDemy. | learn on your schedule, study a topic, anytime. Explore thousands of course starting at R200 each
  5. Shaw Academy | Online video classes with in-depth & practical skills. Education made easy, affordable and fun!

Consider enrolling yourself to a coding bootcamp

How do bootcamps work? are they right for you? read more here.

Here are a few coding bootcamps that you should consider:
  1. Quirky30 NPC
  2. Codex
  3. Wethinkcode
  4. Girlhype
  5. code space

Join Online Communities

  1. Codepen
  2. Dribble
  3. Medium
  4. Stack Overflow
  5. Get yourself a mentor