Let’s face it.
You don’t need to have a college degree in order to pursue a career in IT.
Read Eric Elliott’s post for details.
Here’s a quote:
Specialists in machine learning, data science, biological science, and quantum computing are more likely to be highly educated. Developers of augmented reality platforms will need advanced mathematics, as well.
You absolutely can learn this stuff online, but a degree will lend you the additional credibility needed for the roles. If you have a passion for one of those topics and you know that’s where you want to work, get a degree.
If you’re not genuinely interested and passionate about your field of study, and you lack a natural aptitude for math and science, you may wash out and waste your investment.
We can’t all play in the NBA.
Just to reiterate, if you are really into mathematics (statistics, probability, linear algebra, optimization theory, etc), be my guest. Go get a degree.
For the rest of us, all you need is time, concentration and a decent personal computer.
For a taste of how it’s like to work as an application developer, take a look at these:
If you don’t understand even a bit from those readings, don’t worry.
That’s why we are here.
There are just three requirements. You must have an account on Twitter, WordPress and GitHub.
Social media is important to get this word out to as much people as possible.
Then, please email me your account name on those three social media using the address below to get started (we won’t spam you).
Here are the four tracks that you will learn during the course on your way to become an application developer.
- Golang track
- NSQ track
- Docker track
- OJT track (on-the-job training)
There are two ways to go about this:
- Self-paced learning (self-taught, time-consuming)
- Guided learning (that’s why we are here but you pay a minimal fee)
Please take note that while open source software is free, service is not.
We are partnering with companies so you will reach that critical stage of acquiring OJT skills you need to pursue a career in IT.
After that, you will receive a certification from IT Marketplace so you will be
- employment-ready or
- part of IT Marketplace as an advocate (while at the same time earning as well) or
- be your own boss as an employer
It’s your call. Just don’t think of this as yet another IT bootcamp or training camp.
This is a beginner-friendly community. Everyone is welcome.
For any question, please feel free to email me.
Gani Mendoza (Founder, IT Marketplace)
The marketplace for Go/Docker developers.
P.S. Please retweet or blog this great opportunity. We are out to destroy why the old IT sucks and change the world for the better.