Want to Upgrade Your IT Skills? Useful Resources for BAMers

Whether you’re preparing for a career in Tech, looking for resources to train your employees or just need to upscale your own IT skills, here are some helpful tools:

Learn to Code

Treehouse delivers ‘tech education redesigned’. A huge selection of online courses are available for a fixed monthly cost. A free 14 day trial is available. Treehouse’s mission is to bring affordable, technology education to people everywhere, in order to help them achieve their dreams and change the world.

Code School
With a mission to help you ‘learn by doing’, Code School is very similar to Treehouse. Code School offers a whole range of courses, and directs you through various training paths. There is a monthly cost for unlimited access to courses, or try their free package with 10 courses included.

With the motto ‘teaching the world how to code’, Codecademy offers all kinds of courses for developing websites and apps. Can’t afford to pay a monthly fee? This is the code resource for you! All Codecademy courses are completely free.

Lifehacker Learn to Code
Need an easier on-ramp to coding? Lifehacker provides a super-basic series of 4 videos to show you where to start, plus a bonus video with best practices and further resources.

Is part of your BAM strategy to teach kids? Code.org is a great resource for educators looking to teach children computer science skills and coding.

Other Useful Resources

Most small to medium sized businesses use WordPress to build their websites. It’s free and a good resource if you or your customers need a website. With a user-friendly backend, non-technical people can administrate the website after it’s been setup. There are thousands of ready-made WordPress themes available online free or for a small one-off fee. Don’t want to shop for hosting or a theme? Try the even more accessible WordPress.com instead.

The awards for design, creativity and innovation on the internet. This is a great place to keep up to date with current trends for web design and to get inspiration for your own projects.


Have a resource to suggest? Post it below in the comments.

Compiled by Evan McCall and Jo Plummer



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