Ways to Learn and Upskill in Tech

For some reason when people ask me what they can do to learn and upskill in tech, most of the times the paid courses and training or higher education is the first thing that comes to mind. However, look at this list! MOST of this is free and accessible to anyone that has access to a device that has Internet connection!

When I try to learn and upskill in tech, I resort to YouTube for crowdsourced information (watching many different videos), cross reference Google, YouTube, Quora, or Reddit for answers on targeted questions, network with professionals in areas of interest on what they have done to get to where they are, and do a lot of personal projects and research. Google search and YouTube were my go to for troubleshooting, researching, and getting questions answered. All are free! Plus, you get to grow your network with amazing people!

How about you?

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2022 10 Best Top Entry-Level Tech Jobs

With 2022 already here, I thought this would be fitting! After crossreferencing and triangulating many sources, these were the ones that were mentioned the most!

If your goal is to break into tech out of college or from a non-tech background, look into these! They can be achieved through bootcamps, projects, building portfolios, apprenticeship/internships/co-ops!

Are you interested in any of them? Why? Is there another role here you think should be on the list?

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Alankrita Dayal | UX Engineer & Executive Director at Program YoUr Future | TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

Full podcast episode: https://linktr.ee/christinepodcast

Alankrita Dayal (@alankritadayal) is focused on developing educational technology that utilizes machine learning and artificial intelligence to curate effective and personalized STEM learning pathways for students in K-12. She is also the Executive Director at Program Your Future – PUF (PUF), where she organizes large-scale academic bootcamps that educate and empower underrepresented, at-risk youth into the STEM and Computer Science fields.

Vu Nguyen: Accenture Federal Services Technology Consultant & YouTuber | TECHNOLOGY PROFESSIONALS

A new interview featuring Vu Nguyen about his experience as a technology consultant at Accenture Federal Services! Even though I’m at Accenture, the government side is foreign to me, so I dig deeper to learn more!

Vu Nguyen graduated from University of Maryland with a degree in biomedical engineering. He knew he wanted to go into technology consulting, so he found a job at Accenture Federal Services. Working with government clients is always interesting to explore how different they are compared to working with commercial clients. I go over all the nuances and questions I had so you can learn about working with government clients, how it’s like at Accenture Federal Services (AFS), which is Accenture LLP’s wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP for government clients, and also more about technology consulting! On the side, Vu also has a YouTube channel with lots of entertaining content that is fun to watch, so make sure to go support his channel!