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Product person looking to learn CS. What online or other classes can I take to learn coding?

I would love some feedback from technical and non technical folks on how to learn CS. Having worked with engineers and designers for a long time I know how to interface but lack the core technical skills. How can I learn coding and which specific classes should I look at given my background

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Sawyer Mueller
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Hi Noopur, this is a very broad field, so it really depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you have a specific product or tech in mind, read some whitepapers--either of the specific product or a similar product. If not, read up on some Gartner reports and work backwards. By starting at a high level, you'll learn about the industry, current trends, product/tech specifics and even buzzwords. But also, you'll begin to identify the relevant building blocks, as well as any fundamental gaps in your understanding, which can be filled later with more research. Wikipedia is great for general fundamentals and principles.
Noopur Pandey
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Noopur Pandey Entrepreneur
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Thanks Sawyer. Maybe I should rewrite the question - specifically how can I learn to code? There are an array of online classes. I was hoping someone could point me to something specific given my background - thanks !
Jessica Alter
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Jessica Alter Entrepreneur • Advisor
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Good to do a search first there are a lot of conversations on this topic already - just a sample herehttp://members.founderdating.com/discuss/topic/Coding-Bootcamps


Federico Ramallo
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Hi Noopur,

I've been coding for more than 20 years, and I'm mentoring in a ruby on rails bootcamp.
Recently, I've been trying to improve on product ownership.

We should talk further because we can learn from each other.
I would love to share my experience with you.

Noopur Pandey
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Noopur Pandey Entrepreneur
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Sure Federico would love to connect !
Daniel Marques
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Daniel Marques Advisor
Director of Application Development at Pragma Securities LLC
Are you looking to "learn to code" to switch careers? Or to get a better understanding of what software development entails to become a better product manager? Or just as a hobby/out of curiosity?


Noopur Pandey
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Noopur Pandey Entrepreneur
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Hi Daniel,

I am looking to learn to code to just be more technical and effective in my career. So better understanding of the development process I guess. I also want to learn just to be more current in terms of technical trends and processes.
Andrew Aftelak
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Andrew Aftelak Entrepreneur
Head of the School of Computing and Digital Technology at Birmingham City University
I would suggest Coursera. https://www.coursera.org/ Andy
Bruce Fryer
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Hi Noopur,

I believe the best way to learn is by doing. So you have different ways to go about this.

On the backend side you could learn to bring up a LAMP server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), install Wordpress and bring up a website from scratch. You can get 1 server running for one year for free here: https://aws.amazon.com/free/
(you can also install a server on your home computer, but I like doing it in the cloud to start getting an understanding of distributed systems)

Or use AWS to set up your own personal VPN for free for a year:
https://www.reddit.com/r/VPN/comments/11vmnf/how_to_use_a_freetier_amazon_aws_ec2_cloud_server/

You could also learn JavaScript and build your own mobile app from scratch that runs on a website, iOS and Android using Meteor. https://www.meteor.com/

Perhaps the blocky Google coding site for kids would be a fun place to start. It's free and teaching the basics of CS logic: https://blockly-games.appspot.com/





Noopur Pandey
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Noopur Pandey Entrepreneur
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Thanks Bruce ! I am interested in mobile apps so this is really helpful. Will I be able to try all of these with no prior coding knowledge or experience ?
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