Do you have an idea that you're excited to build, yourself?
Is it for the career opportunities?
Is it to survive better as a non-technical professional working in tech?
to become a more complete marketer
Interesting! What particular coding skills are you pursuing? Like, do you see certain skills as particularly useful to learn as a marketer?
@mizkirsten from my viewpoint, having data analytics as a skill is highly useful for marketers. this means they have the ability to manipulate and understand marketing data and use it to drive next-best-step business decisions
this year ive invested about 300 hours into learning a couple of languages. which help with analytics:
what have you got going on, coding-wise?
Something else that has always beckoned from afar is Python! But I have to control myself and not take on too much :D
Also, being solid in JS means that shifting to a different framework in the future (like React + Ionic, or Flutter, etc.) will be a much lighter lift for me.
Finally, it means that if Node.js ever becomes the better option for something I'm doing, it won't feel intimidating.
I learned to code after quitting my first job in corporate America. Realized I wasn't cut out for the "profit by any means" attitude and set out to work for myself. I always had ideas for apps and figured even if my apps weren't successful, I could always transition into a software development career.
tl;dr: Learned/learning to code as a means to support myself.
Are you learning anything new at the moment?
Every project I work on usually includes some new tech/tool I haven't gotten to use before but have been wanting to try out. In my current project I learned to use stripe connect to facilitate payments for a marketplace.
I got hooked when I tried.
Are you learning something right now?
What are you learning? I want details, details! ;-)
Well, is a bit of everything...
I am working on my newsletter and wickedtemplates so...
On the newsletter I learn about newsletters stuff
Then on wickedtemplates.com I am deeply learning Tailwind by rebuilding the site completely with Tailwind CSS...
Cool cool :) I've been seeing a lot about Tailwind—will have to find out what all the excitement is about. Like many, I am both grateful for and hate CSS, ha!
Well, I have been using Bulma for years and it is too opinionated...
Tailwind is CSS but productive.
I really enjoy CSS too though is super fun.
Excitement? I guess is just thanks to marketimg...
I enjoy doing it for fun! And I'm always learning, so I never loose my skills, and keep up with the latest technologies! 😊
Nice :) What's your favorite source(s) for seeing what's new and picking something to learn? Do you then follow a tutorial?
Tutorials are hard for me to follow, I get half way through, then just give up and try to build from scratch until I get it 😅.
Partly fun. Partly taking some old skills and positioning myself to move back into the workplace.
Background - out of university, back in the early 2000's, I was a software engineer, developing mainly in C as part of large infrastructure (communications software) coding projects. Did a bit of coding, bit of design, a bit of system test, and a bit more in Level 3 support, and a longish chunk as interop manager negotiating testing and bug fixes to stick to protocols (mainly SIP and MGCP) alongside our partners. I've got a good knowledge of C as part of a big project, and some of python as a test script language and other bits and pieces (perl, unix, basic scripting). I understand the abstract concepts of programming. But I don't really have any end-user like skills.
I left the industry when I had kids, have now been home educating full-time for 14 years, and am finally getting (small amounts of) free time that I can turn towards my own projects and/or earning an income. I'm blogging around homeschooling in Wordpress and have some ideas for developing a home ed planning/record keeping app off of that (maybe to sell, maybe as a scratch-my-own-itch); or I'd be quite happy doing a bit of coding as work for hire.
Oh, I'm seeing this now. So you can ignore my question over in the other post 😁