Being a software developer has tremendous value in our current society. This trend will very likely only strengthen in coming years, as software development skills gained in one language or framework branch out into adjacent, exciting areas of innovation and growth.
Consistent with feeding this vision, StartFast Code and The Google Developer Group of the Capital Region, in collaboration with Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, are hosting a technology-focused networking, mentoring and hands-on event. The event is being held on July 27 at ESC on West Ave. from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
The purposes of the event are to:
- Provide access to software development professionals in-person at the event, and
- Learn about the Coding Boot Camp starting in Saratoga County in September!
6:30pm – 7:00pm: Opening remarks, testimonials and origin stories
StartFast Code changes futures with the #POWER_OF_CODE.
Google Developer Group of the Capital Region is an engaged community of developers, programmers, engineers and overall technology enthusiasts in the Capital Region who are curious about and experiment with application domains including mobile, web, wearables, cloud-native computing, data science/machine learning and internet-of-things.
Do any of the following describe you or someone you know?
In my current job, I’m not seeing the level of advancement necessary to secure my future.
I’m very creative, yet find I’m unable to fully express my creativity in my day-job.
I’m undecided about exactly which path to pursue straight out of high school.
I could really use some residual income to offset the rising cost of college and a side business sounds like something to consider.
I have a great idea for an online Software-as-a-Service business, but cannot pull the technical parts together to make it a reality. Help.
I’d like to begin to chart a course to enter the community of those transforming the world through the application of technology.
The world is increasingly software-driven, from internet services to smart factories to autonomous vehicles, to the latest startup idea or enterprise-level application. In fact, it’s difficult to think of a product or service that is not in some manner supported by software content. As software casts itself widely across the economy, this trend will only become more pronounced.
Being a software developer has tremendous value in our current society and this trend is very likely to only strengthen in coming years, with the branching of software development skills gained in one area/language into adjacent, exciting areas of innovation and growth such as: internet of things, mobile applications, distributed systems, and even machine learning and artificial intelligence. Skills gained in one area can provide indication of commitment and desire for technical mastery, both of which are highly valued in emerging information- and decision-driven economies.
The sweeping change that software deployment is bringing will affect you, directly or indirectly, and with or without permission. The time is now to consider what this means for the future prosperity of you, your family, friends and business. Why not better understand and even leverage this trend to advantage?
At the same time that software is literally rewriting history with its application throughout the global economy, traditional education paths are no longer the only go-to option for training oneself for personal fulfillment or professional achievement. Given enough internal motivation and independent resourcefulness, YouTube videos may suffice, as may massive open online course MOOCs. As pointed out in Empowerment Through Software Development:
One can, and surely will, make some level of progress as an individual. However, no one person has all knowledge necessary to make as rapid progress as could be made with help from others. Almost universally, everyone can benefit from the assistance of mentors and peers to improve their productivity and bolster their sense of accomplishment. This is why the practices of pair-programming and agile development are so valuable and can only be experienced at their fullest in a community setting.
University education is also an option. However, this often does not provide the exact skills needed to become an immediately-productive software developer. In addition, the cost and time commitment can be prohibitive, putting you at a disadvantage early in career. For some individuals, university education may not even be a feasible option due to sustained time commitment and cost.
In short, you have many options for achieving the goal of catching the wave of innovation that software development represents. This choice is highly personal and there is no one-size-fits-all.
- Algorithm and data structure design
- Backend web, application and API server design and testing
- Information security and quality assurance
It doesn’t stop there. When you complete programs, you are equipped to branch out from web development into hybrid mobile applications, desktop applications based on the Electron project, internet of things projects, and much more. You will have confidence and a support network that you can rely on from day 1.
Bootstrap Your Future with the Power of Code.
Go ahead, reach out to us at startfastcode.com/capital-region and we’ll see how we can help.