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Preethi Kasireddy

Super inspiring story Preethi! Wish you the best of luck :)

My advice would be to learn coding with a simple & versatile language like JavaScript/Node.js in the context of the Internet of Things (IoT) and physical objects. This way you learn two things at once: 1) how to interact with real-world devices (setup embedded platforms, send them commands, collect real-time sensor data from them, build UIs for them, etc.), and 2) how to code awesome/complex apps very quickly!

I’d recommend you to check out the book “Building the Web of Things” at Manning (disclaimer: I’m the co-author) as our goal was to teach a lot of “this is what you need to know about the IoT and this is how you do it with minimal effort”. It’s not a “learn how to code 101” per se, but “how to rapidly prototype interactive apps and physical devices leveraging Web technologies and without learning a bunch of hardcore low-level protocols designed by (and for) CS PhDs”. In other words, we did the hard work to make it easy to build prototypes and products for the IoT revolution and teach the tech skills that software engineers will increasingly need to gain over the next 10 years.

Looking forward to read more about your progress and successes!

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