Written and edited by Veronika Suhareva.
Here on our blog we share with our readers inspirational stories about different women in IT and technology industry, about how they took the path in something considered “not-so-girlish” and were brave enough to go into unexplored, that in the end turned into success. We hope that our regular interviews inspire and motivate our readers, however, we understand that even a very good interview can leave our readers with a question — but how can I actually start coding/developing/doing things in IT? Does it require a university degree and many years of studying?
Starting from this month we will share on our blog different resources, articles and materials for you to learn IT and technology by yourself — indeed, it doesn’t require sitting in a university auditorium, reading a bunch of academic books, and it could be mastered in a short time if you are motivated enough. We also will share helpful resources for those already making steps in the technology field. So, here goes our October Top3 shared by other women in IT:
1. freeCodeCamp https://www.freecodecamp.org
Shared by Veronika Suhareva | Riga TechGirls Core team member
2. MDN web docs https://developer.mozilla.org
Shared by Jevgenija Zigisova | Front-end Web developer
3. BrowserStack https://www.browserstack.com/
This is a tool for instant access to all real mobile and desktop browsers. It’s handy for anyone who needs cross-browser support: designers, testers, developers, anyone running their own website and willing to check how it looks not only on their computer, but on various devices. It’s not free, but it offers a trial period. Browserstack states on their website that “we love open source projects, choose any of our plans”, so if your project is an OS, congrats, you can use their services for free!
Shared by Larisa Grigorjeva | Quality Assurance engineer
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