The complete guide to self-promotion for tech people and startups.
We need your help to make a course that teaches coders soft skills. 'Soft skills' include networking, communication and management skills.
If you want to start your own coding business, there much more to it than the technical aspects of the job. We want to teach coders how to stand out in the tech industry and successfully start their own business.
Even if you don’t want to make your own company, this course will teach you skills that will make you invaluable wherever you work.
Marketing yourself as a coder is a strategic career plan. Learning to code is becoming as important as learning to read. The world economy has a growing software industry. You don’t need to buy expensive machinery or an office building to create the next blockbuster app or software tool.
Learning to code is not enough to start your own coding business. There is much more to it than the technical aspects of the job.
There is a gap in the skill set coders enter the marketplace with. Many coders lack of soft skills. That's why we’re making a course to help the Steve Wozniaks of the world be a little more like Steve Jobs.
True, a large part of what you do as a coder is technical. But to be successful, you need to do just as much interacting with clients, other coders and stakeholders.
With the right soft skills, you can easily understand what a client wants. You can communicate your own needs and solve problems such as inter-team conflict.
1. We have a unique approach.
We based this course on proven psychological methods and on our experience in the coding industry. We’ve narrowed down the specific skills you need to keep your business running.
Other soft skills courses don’t cater to the unique challenges of coding. We do.
At the end of each section, you will know how to apply soft skills to your work. We’re committed to updating the course in response to input from you. We want to create dynamic solutions and share knowledge with the whole student community.
2. We've got fascinating topics.
We’ve developed a curriculum of the best skills to complement a coding business. 6 key areas can strengthen the core of your coding business:
- The psychology of entrepreneurship
- Fusing soft skills and software development
- The code of human interaction
- The art of persuasion
- Expanding creativity
- Mastering team dynamics
Too many courses that involve psychology are obsessed with theory. Our course will give you practical advice that will make you more effective at running a business.
3. We will support you.
The teachers behind this course are known for their dedicated student support. We offer 365-days-a-year support. (Yes, even on Christmas!)
This means that if you need help with something, you’ll get help within a few hours depending on your time zone.
We are committed to listening to student feedback and using that information to update the course and make it better. If you take this course, you won't have a “fire and forget” experience. You will become part of a community of students supported by us.
We’ll be there to provide support and advice by revising and updating the course material throughout the useful life of the course.
4. We use realistic examples.
We don’t believe in hypotheticals. Our course will provide you with practical examples of issues you’ll face in the coding industry.
Where will the course be published?
Our primary publication platform will be Udemy.com. Udemy is a reliable hosting site. We’ve used Udemy to host our courses for years. By backing the course, you will receive a Udemy code to unlock the course for free. Non-backers will get to buy the course on Udemy.
Udemy provides a robust interface across multiple platforms. This means that we don’t have to bear any hosting costs. Through Udemy, you can access your course material from just about any device or browser.
What we'll use your money for.
Having published so many courses in the past, we’re better positioned than most to understand the costs of creating online course material. We plan to improve our video production quality, produce a higher volume of video than usual and bring on writing talent to polish everything like never before.
Is this course for me?
This course targets students who:
- Have coding skills that are ready to sell
- Want to start their own business and build a successful brand of their own as a coder
You can still benefit from this course even if you're not the exact target audience. You can apply the information to meet your needs.
If you haven’t completed your core coding studies, this course can be done in parallel to any coding course. This course does not deal explicitly with coding itself. As well, some of the information is applicable primarily when you are working in a business or team setting.
If you aren’t starting your own business, you can still find this course useful. These skills apply even if you are working for someone else. Whether you are part of a coding team or management in client-facing position, you can benefit.
Who are we?
Hi, I’m John Bura. I’m the coding brains behind this course and have been making video games since 1997. I’ve been teaching game development since 2002.
I’m the owner of my own game development studio, Mammoth Interactive. We’ve created software for the Xbox 360, iPhone, iPad and more. We’ve sold our own games to companies like Nickelodeon and have contributed to 40 commercial games. Our iOS apps have been in the App Store’s Top 10.
This course is going to transform the way that a coder thinks about and performs their business.
Hi, I’m Libby Seery, the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies and the psychology brains behind this course. Although I am not a coder, I know a thing or two about facilitating success for coders.
I have worked with high-profile clients in the tech industry, ensuring they realize their visions and helping them to create and run hugely successful enterprises within the field.
As well as working with clients on a one-to-one basis, I am an accredited training provider with the CPD Standards Office, a globally recognized body. My experience includes training other professionals in advanced psychology methods across a wide range of industries.
I am passionate about what we teach in this program because I know first-hand what it can achieve. This course bridges the gap between simply being a good coder and being a key contributor to your company.
As instructors, we’ve had the pleasure of teaching more than 280,000 happy students, spanning 170 countries, with incredible reviews.
This course will change your outlook and equip you with the skills to negotiate the complexity of human nature. You'll go from talented coder to formidable business champion.
Risks and challenges
There are very few risks involved here. Mammoth Interactive has a track record of providing as promised.
The only issue would be if our video editing team suddenly disappeared. In this case, it might take a bit longer to get you your content. We don't foresee this happening.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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