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These Are The People Who Graduate From Code Bootcamp | WIRED

President Obama wants everyone to learn to code. These are the people who are actually doing it.


Interesting study about who goes to these camps. I’ve thought about it, although I don’t have $10K sitting in my pocket itching to be spent. I sometimes wonder if understanding coding is the key to the "better" jobs in tech comm. API writing definitely requires it, and that seems to be a hot field right now. I know HTML on an intermediate level and CSS on a basic level, and that’s gotten me through fairly well so far. But I’ve often questioned whether learning Javascript or Jquery, Objective C, or Ruby on Rails is something that I need to learn. Half the time, I swear that job I see are for programmers who can write more than writers who can program, if you know what I mean. 


I always advocate for constantly learning to better your chances for opportunity (and nothing wrong with enhancing your brain). Not sure if this is the way to go for everyone. 

What do you think?


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Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who currently employed at Cox Automotive, Inc., and freelances as her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, BASF North America, Merck, and Deloitte, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog,, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, TCUK (ISTC) and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. She is very active in the STC, as a former chapter president for the STC-Philadelphia Metro Chapter, and is currently serving on three STC Board committees. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog. All content is the owner's opinions, and does not reflect those of her employers past or present.

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