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99+ Places To Get Free Courses

Here is a list of places where you can find collections of free courses. It’s important to start learning with different resources, and to get different topics under your wing – and this is a list of resources that can help you get there.

General collections of free courses

Consult this section of the list for course providers and universities that have decided to release some of their catalog for free, and which include a variety of free courses in different subjects.

  • Coursera has a list of about 3,000 free courses in a variety of subjects ready for you to take.
  • Stanford Online offers free courses in a variety of topics, from health & medicine, education, to engineering.
  • Not to be outdone, Harvard has a selection of free courses on offer, about 150, including sections from the famous CS50 — which has offered a free introductory computer science education for countless individuals.
  • OpenLearn is an initiative of the Open University, which offers remote distance learning for free, with courses ranging from money and business to languages.
  • Springboard is an online bootcamp that specializes in teaching digital skills. The platform also offers a variety of free resources, from e-books to curated learning paths that help you tackle and organize your learning in a variety of subjects, from business to mobile development.
  • Khan Academy offers free courses in many subjects, from mathematics to history. The courses are offered on the Khan Academy platform, which comes with AI tools that help with learning, to a gamified system that allows you to earn badges as you learn.
  • Learn with Google is a specific initiative within Google that focuses on helping people take free online courses in everything from the fundamentals of digital marketing to the basics of code. There are a selection of courses in the catalog that are free.
  • Udemy has a section dedicated to all free courses offered on their platform.
  • FutureLearn is another company that offers free offerings from their catalogue, everything from IT to medicine.
  • MITOpenCourseware offers a selection of free material from MIT courses. There are free lecture notes, exams and videos for you to look through on a lot of the active course catalog within MIT itself.
  • Open Yale Courses does the same thing as other Ivy League universities in offering a selection of introductory level courses to take for free.
  • The UCLA Extension School offers a variety of free courses from the UCLA catalog.
  • Saylor Academy offers a variety of courses that can be used to create a for-credit pathway that is entirely free. In that respect, it goes a step beyond some of the university offerings here – by allowing people to actually get more than the course material, but an actual class credit.
  • is an initiative from edX that allows access to 3,000+ massively online courses.
  • Openculture offers a list of university courses that are for free from a wide variety of universities, and includes a listing of resources like the above.
  • Learning platform Skillshare offers a variety of free courses from their platform creators.
  • Simplilearn is another platform that offers free courses for a variety of topics. Most of these are focused on cutting-edge digital skills like data analysis and cybersecurity.
  • Lighthouse Labs is a bootcamp that teaches cutting-edge digital skills: there’s an online catalog of introductory tech courses.
  • IBM offers different training options, including a variety of free ones.
  • Deakin is another university platform for free courses that boasts of a community of 60,000+ learners.
  • Oxford Home Study is a platform focused on free UK-based courses. Though the courses are free, they require a small fee for a certificate of completion.
  • Upgrad is a site that offers courses in emerging technology skills. A selection of their catalog is available for free.
  • LinkedIn Learning has video courses on pretty much any topic in the world. There is a free one-month trial so you can try it as a series of free courses, but you’ll have to pay for it later.
  • Kadenze is a platform that offers certification and material from free online courses spread from university material.
  • Bingham Young University offers a selection of their courses for free in this catalog. They’re not for credit, but they cover a vast array of subjects from astronomy to interior design.
  • LINCS has a section filled with free courses in nine topics. This is an initiative of the United States Department of Education.
  • University of Washington has a website that shows the free or discounted courses it has on offer through either edX or Coursera.
  • East Sussex College is another university offering free courses, but there’s a couple of twists. The first is that the college is UK-based unlike the US-based ones listed previously. The second is that these courses are fully funded for those 19 and over and eligible to study in the UK – the courses are also fully accredited, and completers get a certification.
  • Hugh Baird College also offers free courses, but you must be based in Liverpool.
  • Pearson is an edtech platform and company that offers an extensive amount of services in edtech. One of these is a selection of free courses for adult learners.
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology offers free courses in vocational and technical fields. The university is based in British Columbia in Canada, and has been established since 1964.

Specific-topic free course providers

In this section, we have providers that are more niche: rather than general platforms with free courses on many topics, these course providers tend to focus on one area.

  • freeCodeCamp offers a free course to teach you how to code and learn the fundamentals of many coding technologies, from web development, to basic data science and analysis. The blog is filled with useful resources as well.
  • gives you the option of doing one hour of training in code with a variety of free tutorials.
  • MakeCode is a Microsoft initiative to help teach free coding courses, including an option to advance to JavaScript and Python, within Minecraft.
  • Programiz is ready to help you train up in some of the most popular and useful programming languages of today with free courses.
  • Sabio is a coding bootcamp that offers its prep course for free.
  • reedsy offers a selection of 50+ free courses for writers that allows you to refine your ability to write books.
  • Nonprofitready offers a series of free courses on non-profit skill development, from fundraising to grant writing.
  • Webflow, a UI/UX tool offers a university of sorts with free courses and tutorials for design.
  • Canva is a tool that lets you easily create your own graphic design templates and assets. They offer a school that allows you to master graphic design elements as well as the tool itself, with all of the courses being free.
  • Baseline offers a free UI/UX design bootcamp which features a free Slack community, and lessons in everything from an introduction to design, to digital product design.
  • Figma Crash Course is a resource of free Youtube tutorials put together to give you a powerful deep dive into one of the most popular design tools out there.
  • DesignBetter is an initiative by UI/UX design prototyping tool Invision: it offers free handbooks that dig deep into design topics.
  • Awwwards Academy is an educational resource created by the well-known Awwwards site. It offers interactive sessions that have been recorded.
  • Envato Tuts+ has an outline for self-study for graphic design that will help organize your learning here.
  • CreativeLive is a platform that offers free courses on graphic design and other design skills. The full courses sometimes have to be paid for, but there are free trials.
  • Domestika offers free courses for creatives, everything from art styles and photography.
  • MongoDB offers a university for teaching MongoDB skills which will allow you to learn the skills needed to navigate modern non-SQL databases for web applications.
  • SAP offers free courses for preparation for SAP certifications that will help with cloud computing and architecture work.
  • Chessable helps you develop your chess skills for free, with video courses that help explain openings, midgame, and endgame patterns as well as common tactics.
  • Lectera has free courses that span the gamut from business to public speaking.
  • Shopify, the leading online platform for e-commerce, offers courses from experts on how to start your own digital business.
  • Meta has a learning section and courses for people trying to learn how to run Facebook ads and more. Note that you need to be logged into your Meta account.
  • Firstaidforfree has free online courses with no hidden fees that revolve around first aid. For example, you can learn CPR online for free on the platform.
  • Berklee Online offers a variety of practical music free courses, everything from theory to how to do marketing with music.
  • EC Council offers a 3-part introductory cybersecurity course series for educators and beginners in the field.
  • Hubspot, a marketing and sales tool, offers free courses in both topics.
  • Hootsuite gives you social media certification and courses. The platform training is free, but there is a $99 one-time fee for certification.
  • The Corporate Finance Institute offers a selection of free finance courses, from building pitch decks to financial analysis. There are about 40 free courses if you click on the free checkbox in the filtering options.
  • Palo Alto Networks offers a variety of free cybersecurity courses to sharpen your skills, from the fundamentals of network security to the basics behind cloud security.
  • CBTNuggets has some IT courses and trainings available for free after a 7-day trial – and there’s continued support for 53 hours of free training even if you cancel past the free trial.
  • History U offers high school students free courses on American history from leading university lecturers. Critical moments from the Civil War to the American Revolution are covered: leading American thinkers such as Frederick Douglass are profiled in detail.
  • The Institute of Historical Research is a United Kingdom-based organization that offers free online courses on the tools behind history, from digital preservation, to using digital tools and techniques to advance historical research.
  • MadameNoire offers a list of five free courses focused specifically on black history.
  • Duolingo is an application that is the world’s leading way to learn languages. You can learn almost every language in the world with free interactive courses that allow you to practice the languages of your choice on your phone.
  • USALearns has a bunch of free courses that teach English – and can help learners understand the path to US citizenship as well.
  • ESOL Courses has a catalog of free courses on English for young learners, and those looking to learn English as a second language.
  • BBC Languages has free courses and tutorials on 40+ languages. While the site is not updated anymore, it remains active with links to resources and courses.
  • LanguageGuide offers interactive courses with sound exercises in 25 languages.
  • Nike Training is ready to offer free training and courses when it comes to fitness.
  • Do Yoga With Me helps you with the training you need to become a yoga instructor, with 200-hour yoga teaching certification.
  • Github Free Courses Repository is a Github page over an underlying Github repository that curates free software engineering courses, from web development frameworks, to mobile development.
  • Dash is built by bootcamp General Assembly to learn software engineering through interactive exercises and building projects like a sample website.
  • Rithm School is a bootcamp that focuses on software development and which offers free coding courses.
  • Bento curates free coding tutorials so you can access a bunch of learning materials at once.
  • Microsoft Learn has free learning paths for people looking to learn software engineering topics.
  • CodeGym offers a free set of software engineering courses but mostly focused on the Java programming language.
  • Joy of WP gives you the opportunity to build your own WordPress site with free videos.
  • Santa Clara University offers free business courses that can come with a certificate from the university. The courses are about how to start and expand your own business.
  • Harvard Business School has previews of its learning experience through free e-books and sample lessons.
  • The Small Business Administration, a federal agency of the United States, offers free trainings in a variety of business topics.
  • SERanking has a free video course by Joe Williams on how to rank content for SEO.
  • Quintly has this free course on social media analytics that covers how to find KPIs and create automated reporting.
  • Yoast is an incredibly popular WordPress plugin that helps you with SEO optimization. They offer free SEO training through their academy.
  • Neil Patel, an online digital marketing expert, offers this course on email marketing.
  • Wordstream is an online tool for digital marketers looking to optimize their paid ads. Their academy is a series of blog posts, but taken together, are a free course of sort for many advanced digital marketing concepts.
  • SEMRush is a SEO and Google Adwords tool. This free course dives into the basics of pay-per-click bidding from an expert.
  • DataCamp is a data science focused education company. Understanding Data Science is a free introductory course for people who want to get started.
  • Kaggle is a platform that offers data science competitions. Its learning section has interactive free courses that will help you upskill as a data scientist with basics like Python and Pandas knowledge.
  • is a series of educational resources including free courses that aim to make “neural nets uncool again”. Unlike the other data science resources here, is really focused on helping you learn and understand the basics and advanced topics required to train your own neural nets.
  • Infosys Springboard is an initiative by Infosys to give free courses and training on cutting-edge tech topics like the basics of data science and data analytics.
  • RSquared Academy has free courses in R — the programming language that was the default for data analysis and data visualization, and is still a strong component of the data ecosystem.
  • Stat 101 brings Harvard’s introductory statistics course for free on Youtube.
  • Harvard University offers free law courses as well separate from their other offerings.
  • LA Law Library has a selection of free courses based on law.
  • The National Center for State Courts offers free evidence-based courses to both court professionals as well as members of the general public.
  • The AFP News Agency offers a free course in journalism, specifically how to use digital means to investigate and track down stories.
  • The Thriving Corals Project has a free course in marine biology – helping people to learn more about the oceans.
  • Jobberman has a curriculum structured around soft skills in the modern workplace.
  • Clever Girl Finance offers a catalog of free courses in personal finance – a critical topic.
Learning Lists, Resources Lists

99+ Places To Find Remote Coding Jobs

COVID-19 has turned the world around in a short period of time. In a span of a few months, the global economy has fundamentally shifted. There’s now a premium on jobs that can be done remotely as people around the world are instructed to shelter in place. Here are 99+ places you can find remote coding jobs, organized by category. 

Let’s start out with some spreadsheets and websites forwarded by some people at Springboard, specifically Siya. Each one of these links is worth looking at.


A website devoted to those companies that are hiring or not in COVID-19.

• Floodgate Capital/Unshackled/Awesome People Ventures spreadsheet of companies hiring.

• NEA’s start-ups actively hiring list.

Breakout List

1575 Remote Jobs From 100+ Companies Hiring Remotely in February 2020

30 Co’s Still Hiring

Torch Capital

Summer internships for students

Rock Health Job Board

Remote Developer Job Boards With Remote Coding Jobs

These job boards are focused on remote developer jobs in general, without a particular speciality. Some of them are slightly more general, but have categories that make it easy to find remote developer jobs within. 

Remotely Awesome Jobs

There are hundreds of remote-friendly developer jobs added each week in this remote jobs search engine. You can sign up for daily or weekly job alerts for free. 

Remote Jobs Club

A biweekly job newsletter that offers remote jobs served directly to your inbox, with many developer remote jobs featured. Sign up and get access to new postings. 


Remotive is a large remote jobs community, with a friendly Doge mascot. There are about 250 jobs in April 2020 that are remote-friendly and developer-based, with technology-based tags so you can search through companies that use your preferred technology stack. 

ZipRecruiter Remote Developer Jobs

ZipRecruiter’s job board offers email updates, as well as rough salary averages for the field as a whole so you know the ballpark you’re in when you’re looking at the different jobs displayed. 

Glassdoor Remote Software Engineer Jobs

Glassdoor is known more for its employee ratings of workspaces, though it also offers this job board. Though this is the Canadian version (as the author of this piece is based in Canada), there are international versions. There was a good volume of remote developer jobs posted here (300+), and you can filter through various variables like time posted. 

Workopolis Remote Software Developer Jobs

Workopolis is one of the largest job search sites in the world. Here, this particular link is focused on remote jobs based in Canada, but you can toggle back and forth to your region of choice. 

StackOverflow Remote Developer Jobs

StackOverflow is a community for Q&A for programming questions across different languages. The jobs section offers a view of different jobs tagged by the technologies required. There are remote-friendly roles along with a handy section that specifies the preferred timezone of the employer, as well as other factors like company size, and company industry. It’s a great resource for finding remote jobs. 

Remote Developer Jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the largest career-based social network in the world, offers a remote toggle option for its job boards — so you can focus on remote-friendly jobs as a developer by searching for developer jobs and then toggling by remote location. 


One of the biggest remote working job boards, with jobs in other tech categories like marketing jobs. There are about 12,000+ in the remote coding jobs section.

A listing of remote jobs for developers on one of the largest remote work job boards in the world. serves as an extension of FlexJobs, but unlike FlexJobs, many of the listings seem accessible for free. 


This job board has a few positions but they tend to be senior remote-friendly roles, which is a bit of a rarity — companies tend to like to hire individual contributors in remote roles, but not so much for more senior roles. You can use this job board to filter through for those rare coveted senior roles. 

Remote jobs are telecommute jobs here. There are about 1,000 freelance listings for software development jobs that you can search through (a lot more than its name would imply).


Remote jobs here are sorted by tags — you can sort through the engineer tag, for example, to find about 350 remote software developer jobs. Or you can tag through to more specific technologies. 


Another remote-focused job board. You can filter here by salary range, which can be helpful to quickly pick through job postings that fit within your personal salary aspirations.

Remote Software Developer Jobs On Indeed

Indeed is a job search aggregator and search engine, one of the largest in the world if not the largest. They also offer a category for remote software developer jobs as well, which you can consult from your region of choice. 

We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely is another awesome remote working community. Jobs cost $299 to post here, so you should expect that those featured ads have very highly motivated hiring managers who are explicitly looking for remote programmers. Though the community has jobs in other fields, there are plenty of jobs for remote coding. 


Hired is a marketplace for employers, where employers offer candidates on the platform who are vetted. While there are jobs that are city-based on the platform, it’s possible you might get some more remote-friendly options given the hiring managers tend to be startups and technology companies. 


Vettery works by connecting you with hiring managers directly who might want to interview you. You’ll get interview requests with salary levels attached. Currently, it’s mostly focused on American cities, though it’s possible that with hiring manager interest, you might be able to convert opportunities into more remote work. 


Just like the name implies, this job board is about telecommuting in general so you can skip the drive and work remotely. There’s a category for software engineering remote jobs called “software development”. There’s also a note that the desired skills include Python, Ruby, C#, and Java — though later on, we’ll see there are JavaScript specific remote job boards that can help you land remote jobs with JavaScript. 


This list of developer positions seems to be focused on European companies as well as remote jobs from the United States, which is a bit different from the usual North America focus on remote developer jobs. The application offers email updates as well. 


Outsourcely lets you have access to remote full-time jobs. It’s not as set up for contractor or freelance roles — it’s more a curated marketplace for people who are looking for freelance full-time employees. 


A job board focused on remote work, with postings from top organizations like Medium and Mozilla. There seems to be a focus on the quality of job postings with this board, making it slightly different from the rest of them. 


Careerjet is a job search engine with the option of toggling for remote developers. You can scan through remote jobs based in some countries with filters. The site is more of an aggregator than an original repository of jobs. 


WorkingNomads curates lists of the most attractive remote working options — with most of the jobs being development-focused. 

Virtual Vocations

A remote jobs board with an ability to toggle between the “levels of telecommuting” that you want in a remote job. There are also COVID-19 specific tips as well that might be worth consulting. 


Cloudpeeps is a platform for talented freelancers. While there are less software engineering jobs here, you might be able to find some remote work here if you work on, for example, SEO or more design-oriented tasks. 


Startuphire is focused on finding jobs within San Francisco for now, but it looks like they’re looking to expand out to other cities. While not the most remote-friendly of sites currently, it’s worth keeping an eye out for, especially as they begin to expand out to projected cities such as Berlin, London and Toronto.


FlexJobs is one of the original remote work communities. Unlike the other job boards posted here, however, you need to pay a small membership fee to get access to vetted remote jobs. They’ve also provided a free webinar and free course on remote working as a part of their COVID-19 response. 


MyRemoteTeam is a beta platform dedicated to providing best in class full-time remote developers in the latest technology stacks, from JavaScript frameworks to machine learning. While it’s in beta mode, you can apply as a freelancer. 


Dice is one of the largest technology job boards. There are a bunch of COVID-19 specific resources on the site and a nice, curated list of remote roles in programming. 


PowerToFly is a job board based on organizations that pride themselves on diversity throughout their hiring practices. They also offer video chats, including ones filled with resources on remote teams and working from home that can be useful to anybody looking to apply for remote programming jobs.  

The Muse

The Muse is one of the largest job resources sites in the world, filled with actionable and useful advice that can help job seekers of any kind. Their job board has jobs tagged as remote/flexible for the location. 


Geekwire has a bunch of technology and startup focused jobs listed. There aren’t as many explicitly labelled remote jobs here as there might be in other job boards, as the categories are more around the general type of work (ex: freelancer vs full time) vs. the location of it. Nevertheless, it’s a good resource to consult if you’re digging through and trying to get the most remote job listings possible. 

Mashable Jobs

Mashable is one of the most popular blogs in the world. It offers a technology section and covers up-and-coming startups. While its job board is more general, you can find remote developers jobs using some fairly tailored searches (I’ve narrowed it down so you can at least filter through the existing remote roles by keyword in the link above.) 

Women Who Code

Women Who Code exists to inspire women to excel in tech careers. It’s filled with technical resources and more, set up to help women of all kinds begin and accelerate their tech careers. Their jobs board has technical jobs, with some marked as being remote-friendly in the location field. 


Crossover is the largest remote hiring firm in the world, with a portfolio of over 100+ cloud SaaS products. Their hiring role for a software engineering manager will give you a good idea of the kind of company they are, and for what skills they’re hiring for. These tend to be long-term roles: however, it seems like you can work from anywhere in them. 


A job board for remote jobs, where you can toggle by category (you might scan through programmer jobs, for example) as well as type of work (ex: full-time vs. contract). There are a few hundred remote jobs for developers. 


This remote job board has had a few thousand postings since 2017, and about 700 active ones now. There is a higher degree of curation, and there are plenty of remote resources as well, differentiating DynamiteJobs from other remote job boards by their focus on quality, and truly contributing knowledge to remote workers with resources on remote interviews, job applications and more. 


Another tech-focused jobs board, with the ability to filter by developer jobs. You can also toggle to locations across the United States or the remote option. 


RemoteLeads is really interesting — it’s not a job board, but rather a curator of remote jobs sent straight to your inbox. You choose the technologies you’re interested in as well as your pace of work (full-time or part-time), then you get a selection of 500+ remote job postings sent and curated in a personalized email funnel for you. It can be a great way to sit back and let remote job opportunities come to you rather than actively hunting for them across the web. 

ITJobPros bills itself as the most popular tech jobs site. Its emphasis on the term IT and its hiring managers focus on larger, more established companies means that unlike other job postings, you’ll get more than the startup and tech jobs selection, you’ll get more postings from large corporations all the way to the Fortune 500 — however, this comes at a cost of a lower observed rate of remote-friendly roles. Still, it’s worth a look, especially if you want remote work but don’t really want to get into startups or emerging tech organizations that tend to support that kind of work the most. 


With thousands of remote work opportunities (most based in the United States) here, you can look through developer and data science jobs. The job board seems to be a remote extension of a collection of technology-specific job boards we discuss below in the context of JavaScript-related remote job boards. 


Honeypot is the European version of Hired for developers, giving developers the chance to apply for remote-friendly companies and positions closer to the European continent. While it may not be explicitly remote-friendly, that’s something that hiring managers may be able to offer given that the platform is meant to recruit elite talent. also offers European-based developers an option for looking for job postings that are based around Europe, including some remote-friendly options. 

Remote-friendly programming job communities with remote coding jobs

Remote-friendly programming communities


AngelList is one of the largest startup communities in the world. Startup founders will post their companies here in order to get financing from venture capitalists and other investors. This also creates volume for job postings for startups that tend to hire for tech roles. You can look through the postings with your own profile, and apply to hiring managers directly with one click. 

Hacker News

Hacker News is an upvote-focused messaging board populated mostly by Y Combinator startup founders. HN Hiring is a service that combs through the monthly “Who’s Hiring” posts that surface jobs directly from hiring managers who browse Hacker News, many of whom will tag remote-friendly options. This will tend to be a high-quality source of remote programming work that helps with interesting problems and businesses. 


Metafilter is a community where anybody can post links, sort of like Hacker News, but more focused on creatives and music and more free-flowing and less startup-oriented. The jobs section includes a variety of gigs and jobs with remote coding jobs spelled out (and some jobs which are tagged as remote-only). 


Nocabins is focused on hiring remote experts from around the world for startups. You’ll be able to join and benefit from the remote coding jobs on tap. 


The jobs section of Github, the centralized repository of Git and code from around the world, is remote-friendly. Take a look, especially if you have a background in the open source space, and the contributions to prove it. 


F6s is a startup directory that helps startups connect with investors, similar to AngelList, but with more of an European focus. Their jobs site has some jobs marked with remote in the title — and since it’s mostly startups, you can be sure there are developer jobs, and that some will be remote-friendly even if they are not explicitly tagged as such. 


Startupers focuses on the startup community, and different jobs you can find within. As with many startups, there are many remote-friendly roles ready for you to explore. 

Product Hunt

Product Hunt is a community where people post their startup/product ideas, in order to gain upvotes. It has a high concentration of Silicon Valley elites, from product leaders to venture capitalists. You can click a toggle to focus on remote jobs only as part of the Product Hunt community’s job posts. Most will be coming from elite SF startups. 


Twitter oftentimes hosts searches for remote workers, including freelance programming gigs. You just have to look through the hashtags to find those offers. 


This subreddit focuses on different jobs offers, more like gigs than anything else. However, you’ll often find offers for remote development based jobs. 

Remote-friendly industry-specific job boards


Cryptocurrency Remote Jobs


A frequently updated email newsletter and database that highlights top cryptocurrency jobs. I’ve conducted analysis before that has shown that cryptocurrency startups tend to be more remote-friendly than even conventional startups — some of this has to do with the decentralized nature of the tech, as well as different regulatory environments around the world. Jobs in Crypto is a great place to take a look at the industry and its remote jobs. 

Remote Blockchain Jobs On CryptoJobsList

Here is the remote blockchain jobs section of Crypto Jobs List . This is a recent focus of the site since the COVID-19 pandemic has broken out.  


Another cryptocurrency jobs board, with remote jobs tagged. There is category search too where you can specify that you’re looking for developer jobs. 

Cryptocurrency Jobs

Cryptocurrency Jobs bills itself as the leading job board for blockchain and cryptocurrency. It also offers guides on salaries and a newsletter.  There’s an explicit callout to search for remote jobs as part of the search engine. 


Blockew is a cryptocurrency and blockchain job board that has been featured on TechCrunch, Forbes and more. Unlike other job sites, it also marks regions that are remote-friendly within the job postings.

Mobile Development

Remote Mobile Development Jobs

Android Jobs

Android native development is the focus of this job board. There’s a remote section, though there’s not many listings there currently (just one active when I took a look). 

App Futura

Another mobile development job board, with job postings specifically focused on mobile development. You might be able to find some remote positions here, though there seem to be updates from 2018-2019 still-present. 


Wordpress Remote Developer Jobs

Development on WordPress is remote-friendly: the niche has a couple of job boards to highlight remote jobs. 

WordPress Jobs

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is remote-only, so it makes sense that WordPress development jobs have a remote bias. The official WordPress job board, which gathers WordPress jobs from around the world, reflects that bias with many remote jobs. 


WPHired is not affiliated with the company behind WordPress, but it is a robust job board for WordPress developers. Many of the jobs are marked “Anywhere”. Some of those job postings specify a preferred timezone.

Data Science/Machine Learning

AI Jobs

A job board focused on AI/Machine Learning and data science positions that is more of an aggregator. You can sign up for job alerts in the space, and toggle for remote roles. There are plenty of those, with many elite remote-only or remote-friendly companies like Github, Invision, and the Wikimedia Foundation represented. 


AnalyticsVidhya is an India-based site with a focus on data analytics and data science tutorials. Their jobs board offers you the option to search for freelance jobs as a proxy for remote jobs in those positions with companies that are based in Asia (rather than the usual North America/Europe positions advertised in other job boards). 

Data Elixir

Data Elixir is a newsletter that reaches about 30,000 data scientists and engineers. The jobs board has the ability to toggle for remote jobs, most of them data science or machine learning based. 


Kaggle is a community site owned by Google. Aspiring data scientists and established ones go to work on various datasets here and to try to win machine learning challenges. As a result, the jobs board section of Kaggle has a bunch of ML-specific job postings.


KDNuggets is a top data science publication, with tons of tutorials on the latest data science and machine learning topics. This job board includes tons of data science jobs, including several that are remote in nature. Data science roles tend to have fewer remote options — however, KDNuggets hosts a few of those rare remote listings. 

JavaScript/Ruby on Rails/Web Development

Web Developer Remote Developer Jobs


This job board is specifically focused on curating all of the remote JavaScript jobs in the world: as such, it should be your first stop if you’re looking for JavaScript remote jobs. Unlike curation sites, it costs money to post a job here — so you know that hiring managers are fairly serious about landing a hire soon. 

CSS Tricks

This job board is, as befits CSS Tricks’s theme, mostly focused on frontend web developers. The remote jobs are specified in the location tab: a quick CTRL + F, and you’ll be able to find all of the most recently posted ones. 

Javascript Job Board

This job board, unlike the others below associated with JavaScript, seems not to focus on JavaScript frameworks but the language as a whole — there are positions for a variety of JavaScript skill levels as a result. Remote jobs can be found with CTRL + F — unfortunately there is no explicit categorization. 


This job board is focused on Vue.js jobs, a lightweight JavaScript framework that helps people build interactive web applications with a minimum of hassle. The job board focuses on Vue.js, but there are other JavaScript jobs here. The category specified here is all remote jobs in JavaScript. 


Here is a job board dedicated to Angular.js, a JavaScript framework that was supported by Google to easily build JavaScript frontends. You can scan through remote jobs by looking at keywords in the titles. There’s a section devoted to remote jobs everywhere, as we’ve covered before, entitled 


FindBacon exists to help developer and designers find new opportunities at the click of a button. You can search for remote-tagged jobs. Most of the jobs are more design or front-end oriented, but there are quite a few to search around for, so you can take a look. It costs $99 to feature a job on this job board — a sign that the hiring manager really wants to close that particular position.  

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is known more for its UI/UX content, but there’s a smattering of really good remote developer jobs here. They tend towards front-end roles and WordPress roles, but it’s worth a look — there are plenty of remote developer roles here to canvas should you want to. 


Moving onto another popular web development framework, this job board focuses on Rails jobs, many of which are remote and tagged as such in the title. A quick CTRL + F will help unearth remote coding jobs if you’re in the Ruby ecosystem rather than the JavaScript one.

Ruby Now

The original Ruby job board, around since 2005, offers you even more remote Ruby/Rails jobs. You’ll be able to find remote jobs by looking through tags on the title.

Codepen is a really interesting HTML/CSS/JavaScript sandbox which is more focused on front-end development, and elite skills at implementing CSS and JS to create simple, yet elegant interfaces. The jobs that are marked remote pop out here — most of the job board is focused on front-end web development jobs, but it’s a good job board to consult if you’re looking for remote web development work in general. 

Game Development

Game Development Remote Developer Jobs


A subreddit for game developer jobs — a possible place to stake out remote jobs in the space. If the original poster is also a Reddit user and the hiring manager, you might be able to scope it out more directly by talking to them before applying. 


A job board focused on development jobs within video game companies. While there is no explicit remote category here, you can search for remote jobs with keyword-based search.


A job board focused on indie game studios. There are a propensity of remote job roles here, with anywhere/remote being the norm. It’s a great resource if you’re looking to do remote software engineering work and you want to help build the next indie video game hit.

This job board focuses on game development jobs. You can allow it to know your geolocation information to source job opportunities in the space near to you, or you can click through the remote tag to find opportunities in the space that are purely remote. 

Remote freelancer platforms for remote coding jobs

Remote freelancer platforms for coding jobs

You can also find remote freelancer jobs for developers on platforms where you can bid for freelance jobs and where there are jobs posted for employers explicitly looking for remote freelancers. 


Upwork is one of, if not the largest remote freelancer job platforms. You can bid for open jobs and build a profile there to attract work. Use the platform to get together shorter gigs that might bridge you for cash flow purposes as you look for full-time remote work. 


Freelancer serves a very similar function to Upwork: you might want to build profiles for both sites in order to have the fullest access to remote freelance jobs. 


Toptal is a marketplace for experts curated by the Toptal team. You have to apply to work with them, and Toptal takes a cut of any project, but you can get more money and a higher wage than you might get in other platforms. It’s a place where you can find premium remote coding jobs.


Fiverr is a platform where you could get services for $5. Now, with add-ons, it has become a place where freelancers can advertise their wares. 


Gigster is a platform for hiring exceptional remote teams. You can join the Gigster talent network in order to start working on projects like this. They’re looking for software engineers, project managers, and UX designers to stay on top of their client needs. promises exceptional remote engineers. It promises to abstract away all of the problems of working remotely for exceptional independent software engineers, from billing and contract details, to finding and landing good contracts in the first place. 


A more curated version of Upwork or Freelancer where you can pay for remote experts per hour. You can look for remote coding jobs here as a result.


Guru has a platform of about 500,000 software engineer freelancers: join them and find remote coding jobs through the platform.

Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Learning Lists, Resources Lists

49 Essential Resources To Learn Python

Hi, I’m Roger, and I’m a self-taught data analyst/scientist (but only on my good days). I spent a lot of time thinking about Python — and here’s a compilation of resources that helped me learn Python and can hopefully help you.

I’ve broken it down to:

Beginner resources for those just starting with programming and Python

Intermediate resources for those looking to apply the basics of Python knowledge to fields like data science and web development

Advanced resources for those looking to get into concepts like deep learning and big data with Python

Exercises that help practice and cement Python skills in practice

Beginner Resources To Learn Python

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1- Welcome to

The official Python site offers a good way to get started with the Python ecosystem and to learn Python, including a place to register for upcoming events, and documentation to get started.

2-Learn Python the Hard Way

An online book with a paid and a free version. The free version goes into an outline of the content and can be a useful to-do list.

3-Basic Data Types in Python – Real Python

RealPython dives into the different data types in Python in detail. Learn the difference between floating point and integers, what special characters can be used in Python and more.

4-How to Run Your Python Scripts – Real Python

This simple intro to Python scripts through the command line and text editors will get you up and running for your first Python experiments — a handy tool to get you started as you learn Python.

5-Python Tutorial: Learn Python For Free | Codecademy

Codecademy offers a free interactive course that helps you practice the fundamentals of Python while giving you instant, game-like feedback. A great device for learning Python for those who like to practice their way to expertise.

6-Google’s Python Class | Python Education | Google Developers

The official Python development class from Google’s developers. This tutorial is a mix of interactive code snippets that can be copied and run on your end and contextual text. This is a semi-interactive way to learn Python from one of the world’s leading technology companies.

7-Learn Python – Free Interactive Python Tutorial

This interactive tutorial relies on live code snippets that can be implemented and practiced with. Use this resource as a way to learn interactively with a bit of guidance.

8-Jupyter Notebook: An Introduction – Real Python

Want an easy, intuitive way to access and work with Python functions? Look no further than Jupyter Notebook. It’s much easier to work with than the command line and different cobbled together scripts. It’s the setup I use myself. This tutorial will help you get started on your path to learn Python.

9-Python Tutorial – W3Schools

W3Schools uses the same format they use to teach HTML and others with Python. Practice with interactive and text snippets for different basic functions. Use this tutorial to get a firm grounding in the language and to learn Python.

10-Python | Kaggle

Kaggle is a platform which hosts data science and machine learning competitions. Competitors work with datasets and create as accurate of a predictive model as possible. They also offer interactive Python notebooks that help you learn the basics of Python. Choose the daily delivery option to have it become an email course instead.

11-Learning Python: From Zero to Hero –

This text-based tutorial aims to summarize all of the basic data and functional concepts in Python. It dives into the versatility of the language by focusing on the object and class portions of the object-oriented part of Python. By the end of it, you should have a neat summary of objects in Python as well as different data types and how to iterate or loop over them.

12-BeginnersGuide – Python Wiki

This simple tutorial on the official Python Wiki is chock-full of resources, and even includes a Chinese translation for non-English speakers looking to learn Python.

13-Python Tutorial – Tutorialspoint

Set up in a similar fashion to W3Schools, use Tutorialspoint as an alternative or a refresher for certain functions and sections.

14-Python (programming language) – Quora

The Quora community is populated with many technologists that learn Python. This section devoted to Python includes running analysis and pressing questions on the state of Python and its practical application in all sorts of different fields, from data visualization to web development.

15-Python – DEV Community – has user-submitted articles and tutorials about Python from developers who are working with it every day. Use these perspectives to help you learn Python.

16-Python Weekly: A Free, Weekly Python E-mail Newsletter

If you’re a fan of weekly newsletters that summarize the latest developments, news, and which curate interesting articles about Python, you’ll be in luck with Python Weekly. I’ve been a subscriber for many months, and I’ve always been pleased with the degree of effort and dedication placed towards highlighting exceptional resources.

17-The Ultimate List of Python YouTube Channels – Real Python

For those who like to learn by video, this list of Youtube channels can help you learn in your preferred medium.

18-The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python

Unlike the rest of the resources listed above, the Hitchhiker’s guide is much more opinionated and fixated on finding the best way to get set up with Python. Use it as a reference and a way to make sure you’re optimally set up to be using and learning Python.

19-Python: Online Courses from Harvard, MIT, Microsoft | edX

edX uses corporate and academic partners to curate content about Python. The content is often free, but you will have to pay for a verified certificate showing that you have passed a course.

20-Python Courses | Coursera

Coursera’s selection of Python courses can help you get access to credentials and courses from university and corporate providers. If you feel like you need some level of certification, similar to edX, Coursera offers a degree of curation and authentication that may suit those needs.

Intermediate Resources

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21-Getting started with Django | Django

The official Django framework introduction will help you set up so that you can do web development in Python.

22-LEARNING PATH: Django: Modern Web Development with Django

This resource from O’Reilly helps fashion a more curated path to learning Django and web development skills in Python.

23-A pandas cookbook – Julia Evans

I learned how to clean and process data with the Pandas Cookbook. Working with it enabled me to clean data to the level that I needed in order to do machine learning and more.

It works through an example so you can learn how to filter through, group your data, and perform functions on it — then visualize the data as it needs be. The Pandas library is tailor-built to allow you to clean up data efficiently, and to work to transform it and see trends from an aggregate-level basis (with handy one-line functions such as head() or describe).

The Pandas cookbook is the perfect intro to it.

24-Newest ‘python’ Questions – Stack Overflow

The Stack Overflow community is filled with pressing questions and tangible solutions. Use it a resource for implementation of Python and your path to learn Python.

25-Python – Reddit

The Python subreddit offers a bunch of different news articles and tutorials in Python.

26-Data Science – Reddit

The Data Science subreddit offers tons of resources on how to use Python to work with large datasets and process it in interesting ways.

27-Data science sexiness: Your guide to Python and R

I wrote this guide for The Next Web in order to distinguish between Python and R and their usages in the data science ecosystem. Since then, Python has pushed ever-forward and taken on many of the libraries that once formed the central basis of R’s strength in data analysis, visualization and exploration, while also welcoming in the cornerstone machine learning libraries that are driving the world. Still, it serves as a useful point of comparison and a list of resources for Python as well.

28-Data Science Tutorial: Introduction to Using APIs in Python – Dataquest

One essential skill when it comes to working with data is to access the APIs services like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook use to expose certain amounts of data they hold. This tutorial will help walk you through an example with the Reddit API and help you understand the different code responses you’ll get as you query an API.

29-Introduction to Data Visualization in Python – Towards Data Science

Once you’re done crunching the data, you need to present it to get insights and share them with others. This guide to data visualization summarizes the data visualization options you have in Python including Pandas, Seaborn and a Python implementation of ggplot.

30-Top Python Web Development Frameworks to Learn in 2019

If you want a suite of options beyond Django to develop in Python and learn Python for web applications, look no further than this compilation. The Hacker Noon publication will often feature useful resources on Python outside of this article as well. It’s worth a follow.

Advanced Resources

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31-Beginner’s Guide to Machine Learning with Python

This text-based tutorial helps introduce people to the basics of machine learning with Python. Towards Data Science, the Medium outlet with the article in question, is an excellent source for machine learning and data science resources.

32-Free Machine Learning in Python Course – Springboard

This free learning path from Springboard helps curate what you need to learn and practice machine learning in Python.

33-Machine Learning – Reddit

The Machine Learning subreddit oftentimes focuses on the latest papers and empirical advances. Python implementations of those advances are discussed as well.

34-Python – KDnuggets

KDNuggets offers advanced content on data science, data analysis and machine learning. Its Python section deals with how to implement these ideas in Python.

35-Learn Python – Beginner through Advanced Online Courses – Udemy

Udemy offers a selection of Python courses, with many advanced options to teach you the intricacies of Python. These courses tend to be cheaper than the certified ones, though you’ll want to look carefully at the reviews.

36-A Brief Introduction to PySpark – Towards Data Science

This introduction to PySpark will help you get started with working with more advanced distributed file systems that allow you to deal and work with much larger datasets than is possible under a single system and Pandas.

37-scikit-learn: machine learning in Python

The default way most data scientists use Python is to try out model ideas with scikit-learn: a simple, optimized implementation of different machine learning models. Learn a bit of machine learning theory then implement and practice with the scikit-learn framework.

38-The Next Level of Data Visualization in Python – Towards Data Science

This tutorial walks through more advanced versions of data visualizations and how to implement them, allowing you to take a preview of different advanced ways you can slice your data from correlation heatmaps to scatterplot matricies.

39-Machine Learning with Python | Coursera

Coursera’s selection of courses on machine learning with Python are veryw well-known. This introduction offered with IBM helps to walk you through videos and explanations of machine learning concepts.

40-Home – is Andrew Ng’s (the famous Stanford professor in AI and founder of Coursera) attempt to bring deep learning to the masses. I ended up finishing all of the courses: they offer certification and are a refreshing mix of both interactive notebooks where you can work with the different concepts and videos from Andrew Ng himself. · Making neural nets uncool again

This curated course on deep learning helps break down section-by-section aspects of machine learning. Best of all, it’s completely free. I often use as a refresher or a deep dive into a deep learning idea I don’t quite understand.

42-Learn and use machine learning | TensorFlow Core | TensorFlow

This tutorial helps you use the high-level Keras component of TensorFlow and Google cloud infrastructure to do deep learning on a set of fashion images. It’s a great way to learn and practice your deep learning skills.

Exercises To Learn Python

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43-Datasets | Kaggle

Kaggle offers a variety of datasets with user examples and upvoting to guide you to the most popular datasets. Use the examples and datasets to create your own data analysis, visualization, or machine learning model.

44-Practice Python

Practice Python has a bunch of beginner exercises that can help you ease into using Python and practicing it. Use this as an initial warmup exercise before you tackle different projects and exercises.

45-Python Exercises – W3Schools

The Python exercises on W3Schools follow the sections in their tutorials, and allow you to get some interactive practice with Python (though the exercises are in practice very simple).

46-Solve Python | HackerRank

HackerRank offers a bunch of exercises that require you to solve without any context. It’s the best way to practice different functions and outputs in Python in isolation (though you’ll still want to do different projects to be able to cement your Python skill.) You’ll earn points and badges as you complete more challenges. This certainly motivates me to learn more. A very useful sandbox for you to learn Python with.

47-Project Euler: About

Project Euler offers a variety of ever-harder programming challenges that aim to test whether you can solve mathematical problems with Python. Use it to practice your mathematical reasoning and your Pythonic abilities.

48-Writing your first Django app, part 1 | Django documentation | Django

This documentation helps you get on the ground with your first Django app, allowing you to use Python to get something up on the web. Once you’ve started with it, you can build anything you want.

49-Top 100 Python Interview Questions & Answers For 2019 | Edureka

Should you ever be in an interview where your Python skills are at question, this list of interview questions will help as a useful reminder and refresher and a good way for you to practice and cement different Python concepts.

Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Learning Lists

21 of the best free resources to learn SQL

I self-taught myself SQL after I bombed a technical interview that involved SQL. It got me a bit mad at myself, so I went ahead and started looking for different resources to help me practice and learn SQL. I wasn’t looking to spend any money so I focused on getting the best free resources. The list below is the fruit of my efforts. I hope that it helps you on your journey to learn SQL.

It can be handy to learn SQL. You might be looking to do data analysis with it, or you might look to learn SQL to help answer different questions you have on your data. A quarter of data users use MySQL databases — to get access, you’ll need to learn SQL.

1- Codeacademy

Codeacademy is one of my go-to resources for learning programming because it involves interactive exercises where you get immediate feedback. This is what makes the practice and learning of programming so fluid and rapid. Their section on SQL meets the same bar as the rest of their courses, and of course, it’s free.

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2- Stanford Databases Mini-Course

This free self-paced mini-lesson on databases and SQL allows you to follow along with what top computer science students at Stanford are learning — all this at a self-directed pace, and for the total cost of zero dollars.

3- Head-First SQL (O’Reilly)

This book by O’Reilly entitled SQL Head First helps you dive deep into SQL topics, with tons of examples and writing to help you learn SQL. It can be completely free with a free trial of their Safari product (though the trial will run out). I classified it as a free resource as it doesn’t seem like O’Reilly’s paywalled it.

4- SQL Tutorial – W3Schools

W3Schools offers a text + exercises tutorial that breaks down individual SQL functions. I like looking through individual-level examples of different functions, especially when I’ve forgotten the nuances of one or another. You’ll see that several other providers do the same thing as W3Schools, but for me, W3 is the best resource out of the lot.

5- SQLZoo

SQLZoo is one of the coolest free SQL resources out there. The set of rich, interactive exercises placed in real-world settings is about as close as you’ll get to working with SQL in complex production-level environments without actually being hired. I used it a lot to practice SQL as I was picking up data analysis skills and I still use it every once in a while as a refresher.

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6- Mode Analytics

Mode Analytics offers a cool, intuitive interface along with a case study like approach involving Crunchbase data. It can help you rapidly place your SQL skills in a context that is like real-world uses, and once again, it’s free. They’re trying to upsell you to their paid product in offering this educational resource. That type of content always does well however, because it’s never priced and the focus of the team in question is to deliver maximum quality and substance for your learning objectives.

7- Sololearn 

This Sololearn course is interesting because it has different quizzes to make sure you retain material as you’re learning it. It follows the same conventional structure of teaching you how to select and query data, then teaching you how to sort and manipulate it within a data table, finally moving to joining and modifying tables. Notably, there isn’t much here in the way of aggregation functions or subqueries, which other courses above will teach.

8- SQL for Beginners (Youtube)

If you prefer learning with video content, this 1-hour video tutorial on SQL might just do the trick for you. It starts going over the basics of SQL, then shifts into the end by talking through different functions and examples on video. It is however meant to be an introduction — don’t expect to become an expert in SQL just by watching this video.

9- SQL Tutorial

SQL Tutorial offers an interface like W3Schools without the exercises. In case none of the resources above it seem to be working for you, this is another free resource where you can break down and learn SQL functions one-by-one.

10- SQLCourse

SQLCourse offers a curriculum with specific exercises for different functions. It is another handy way to practice your SQL skills for free. The interface is a bit janky, but it’s workable.

11- Welcome to SQL (KhanAcademy)

If you prefer a set of curated video tutorials that cover different topics, then look no further than the KhanAcademy course that introduces SQL. It runs through to the basics until aggregating data — there are projects in between as well. If you’re already on KhanAcademy, this could be a perfect transition to you learning SQL.

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Yet another text + examples format of teaching SQL, TutorialsPoint does offer more of the same: but if you’re looking for more and more practice or different ways to digest SQL material, it might be handy enough for you.

13- SQLBolt 

SQLBolt is constructed a bit like a virtual, interactive book on SQL. You can read through it and then go through each exercise, feeling like you’re being guided on your journey by the book-like structure. If you want a more focused and curated approach to learning SQL — this might be it for you.


14- Galaxql

Another interactive SQL course, meant to run in the browser. It’s free-to-use, but may use quite a few intensive resources as it’s running. (not sure if that’s just how old this tutorial is, or an honest warning). It is free to try if you want to take a look.

15- Use the Index 

Use the Index is a very useful advanced training site for SQL. Once you have the basics down, check out this site to see how to optimize your SQL databases and your queries so you can get maximum performance from it.

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16 – Schemaverse 

Schemaverse is a game built entirely on SQL. I’m a big fan of using gaming to motivate people to learn. I think it could show an exponential effect on motivation and on acquiring SQL skills if you’re somebody who wants to learn, but might get bored out of their mind with conventional tutorials or videos.

17- SQL Server Microsoft Documentation

The Microsoft documentation around SQL Server can help you understand how to use their software to manage SQL databases and tables — it’s offered for free, so you can take advantage and have a look even if you’re just curious.

18- SQLFiddle

SQLFiddle allows you to upload data and play around with different SQL queries to see what data comes back. It is a great way to practice your SQL skills, especially if you don’t have a real-world database to play with. You can take .sql files from elsewhere, upload them, and then try to manipulate the data contained within or query certain selections of data. It is also free to use — which never hurts.

19- MySQL Sandbox

MySQL sandbox allows you to install several MySQL servers in sandbox mode, allowing you to rapidly experiment, test and learn with different data files. It can be a useful way for you to practice what you can do with multiple SQL instances.

20- Stack Overflow (SQL) 

One of my favorite free resources to learn SQL or really any programming language is StackOverflow. This is an online Q&A community focused on technical topics where you can ask experts questions or see solutions to existing problems. It’s a fantastic community to immerse yourself in if you’re learning SQL. The specific SQL tag makes sure that you can stay focused on SQL topics.

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21- r/LearnSQL (Reddit)

Another great community for learning is Reddit — where you can see different resources being placed and ranked by users as the days go by. Take part in discussions here or take advantage of articles or discussions posted to spur your own learning exponentially forward.

Hopefully, all these free resources are helpful to you on your journey to learn SQL — they were helpful to me as I started learning. While I leaned on some a bit more than others, I’m always a big fan of curating as many resources as possible because my learning style (very text-heavy) may not be the same as yours.

A lot of research has been done on the predictive abilities of matching how a concept is presented with a preferred learning style. While few models meet the test, it does seem like digesting new materials under a whole bunch of different modes or media formats helps learning.

So if you want to learn SQL, it’s best to go through and try a few of these resources, then choosing and sticking to which ones you like and combating the learning problem from many different angles.  

Blockchain Learning, Cryptocurrency/Blockchain

Nine Free Resources to Learn Solidity

If you’re here, it’s likely because you’ve heard about Solidity and blockchain development. You’re probably looking to get involved and build your own DApps and you’re looking to learn solidity. This resource is the perfect place to get you started if that’s the case.

First let’s stop off with a primer about Solidity: the what of it, the why, and then what of what you can build with it. If you want to skip ahead to the resources, feel free to click here.

What is Solidity?

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We have to start here with the concept of blockchains, immutable, distributed datastores that are verified by a network of actors rather than one centralized source. Bitcoin is the most famous example of this technology and its first widely adopted application.

The genesis of Solidity comes from the simple realization that while Bitcoin is a highly secure blockchain, it was not very scalable both from a technical sense, but also from a community development sense: people had to either create entire new blockchains or fork into the existing chain to create new innovations or iterations.

Solidity is the programming language associated with Ethereum, a blockchain that aimed to have developers iterate on top of it: the Ethereum blockchain aimed to provide a more complete platform where developers could dictate more of the logic behind what data and payments get recorded on the blockchain, and which do not. Solidity is the programming tool that makes that possible.

Ethereum rests on the principle of decentralization: as with other blockchains, there is no centralized data storage that declares a certain state for the entire system. Data and the state of the system flow through a series of decentralized nodes that can be run on a number of different servers. For example, you could run an Ethereum node on your PC, and it would form part of a collective amount of computing power dedicated to sending and verifying data on the Ethereum blockchain.

In technical terms, the Solidity language is Turing complete (meaning that it is a general-purpose programming language similar in functionality to JavaScript and that you can program for loops, if statements and more and benefit from object inheritance and function modifiers), and it’s a contract-based language oriented around Python, JavaScript and C++ concepts meant to be executed on the Ethereum Virtual Machine. It is a high-level language that abstracts away many fundamental memory and space problems so as to allow programmers to easily build their own DApps.  

Why Solidity?

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Solidity is a language that compiles with the Ethereum Virtual Machine within each Ethereum node — you can think of the EVM as a Solidity compiler. It comes with a set of conventions and global variables (such as msg.sender, indicating an Ethereum address that triggers a function) that can make your life easier, and it’s easily plugged into web3.js, an API that allows you to interact with common JavaScript web frameworks such as React.js. It is, in short, the easiest way for you to create Ethereum wallets and embed them in your apps (allowing you the ability to transact monetary value in your functions).

While there are other Ethereum programming languages (such as the more Python-based Serpent), Solidity is the most popular one with the most documentation out there so far. You’ll be able to access complementary libraries such as those offered by OpenZeppelin and utility tools such as Truffle.  If you want to build something with Ethereum, or you want to monetize your functions or build your own token, you’re probably going to end up using Solidity.

What can you build with Solidity?

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You might have heard of smart contracts — you’ll be able to build smart contracts that execute different functions with Solidity. This will allow you to write data to the Ethereum blockchain or to receive or send Ether when people trigger different functions. Think of it as integrating a wallet directly in your code.

An interesting limitation you’ll have to deal with is that function calls are correlated to gas price within the Ethereum blockchain, meaning people will pay to execute functions on your platform. This is something you’ll have to keep in mind as you scale out new applications — the monetization of your functions can be a double-edged sword.

Onto real-life examples, you can build your own token according to the ERC-20 standard and start distributing it for initial coin offerings. You can create your own game that might go viral (such as CryptoKitties). You could even create your own decentralized exchange for buying and selling other tokens such as the people behind Etherdelta have done. You can build any number of Ethereum Dapps. The possibilities are there for you to explore once you understand the technology.

Ok, what are the nine resources you promised?

Fair is fair. If you’ve made it this far or clicked through all the way down to the bottom, you’re probably looking for the resources I promised you to help you learn Solidity and different Solidity tutorials. 

Here they are, in the order for which I think it makes sense for you to consult them.

1. ConSensys Resources

You’ll want to start off with a general overview of Ethereum, different blockchain concepts, and a feel for how Solidity can fit into that framework. This compilation of resources can certainly be helpful in that space and help flesh out the context of the space you’re getting into when you start building smart contracts. You’ll be able to see and get inspired by the vast potential of what has been done with smart contracts — and what you can do with them in turn.

2. How to set up an Ethereum Node

Next up, you’ll want to set up an Ethereum node yourself. This is useful for local testing of the apps you build but also, in a greater sense, provides you with the bridge you need to be part of the Ethereum community. The guide in question links out to a section where you can install an Ethereum node under different operating systems — it also contains sections dedicated to other aspects of Ethereum you may find interesting, including the mining mechanism for it.

3. Ethereum for Web Developers

This guide on Ethereum concepts can help you really understand the promise of Solidity and how you can extrapolate your thinking about web concepts into development for blockchain.

It also allows you to separate out the differences between centralized and decentralized datastores and how you should conceptually think about the programming logic for either.

The guide then moves onto a free tutorial (though the rest of the site offers paid lessons) on how to build a ballot voting system in Solidity that is much better than any “Hello World” tutorial could be in terms of getting you started on your path to learning Solidity.

4. BlockGeeks Guide to Solidity

This guide offers you yet another text-based case study for creating something in Solidity — this time though, you’ll be able to get an overview of how to build a web app in conjunction with Ethereum functionality.

Think of this as a case study upon which you can layer the Solidity concepts you’re learning and put them into practice. It will also teach you how to build a development environment for Solidity apps so that you can build your own smart contract and iterate on it in real-time without the fear of breaking anything as you learn Solidity.

5. Smart Contracts Best Practices

This resource from ConsenSys, an accelerator based on powering different teams working on Ethereum-based projects helps you define more of the meta-thinking behind Ethereum smart-contracts.

It will help you design smart contracts and tailor your learning around best practices that will keep your contracts performant and secure as you learn Solidity — highly desirable factors in an emerging tech ecosystem that is often in flux.

6. CryptoZombies

This handy game helps explain Ethereum functions in more depth and will help you learn Solidity — you can learn interactively by building your own version of CryptoKitties (CryptoZombies) — as you go through, you’ll be able to explore, among other things, function creation, function calls and modification, how to implement standard programming language such as assert and if statements, the different data types within Solidity, how to make objects inherit from one another, how to return data and finally, how to determine who can securely access and trigger different functions within your code.

7. YouTube Intro to Solidity

If you’re more of a visual learner rather than textual, you’ll find this video series on YouTube more amenable to your desire to learn Solidity.

Use it to catch up on Solidity concepts or to refresh your knowledge — or try this learning perspective first if you know a video is how you learn best.

8. Remix for Ethereum

With this web browser based compiler for Solidity code, you can experiment with different contracts and different functions cheaply, seeing what compiles properly and what doesn’t right off the bat. It’s a great, experimental way for you to learn Solidity and practice with it.

Consider it a fun sandbox for you to test different functions, similar to what JSFiddle provides for JavaScript, and your first line of validation and defense against improperly built code. It can also serve as the easiest way for you to experiment and build things in a sandbox setting you might not want to deploy.

9. Ethereum StackExchange

Finally, the last resource is the Stack Exchange forum for Ethereum and Solidity questions — a solid resource for you to consult and to pose questions as you’re stumbling around as a beginner, and a community you can give back to once you’ve practiced and built different things with Solidity.

I hope this guide is helpful to getting you started in your Solidity programming journey. If you want to join a newsletter packed with cutting-edge resources for how to learn new technology skills and maximally leverage them for a meaningful and socially impactful life, look no further than mine.

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32 Free Tech Job Boards for Programming Job Seekers

If you’re here, it’s because you’re likely looking for a job in technology. This excerpt from our upcoming guide to how to get a programming job without a degree will help you do just that by giving you categories of tech job resources, tech job boards and tech job sites to consult. I’ve helped isolate some of the best job boards for you among the many tech job boards out there. Hopefully, this resource will help you land a new job! 


tech job boards

The following tech job boards often have a selection of general jobs, but they are also useful resources that can be used to find technical jobs — if you’re able to process the information correctly. Tech companies abound on these general resources. 


Sometimes it’s good to start at the most obvious place: LinkedIn has a large number of technology jobs that you can find quite easily. You can sign up for a free trial of the premium version and quickly look through different jobs.

LinkedIn can also be a great way to research hiring managers and get a sense of what a company is like before you even apply there. You’ll be able to see what the organizational hierarchy looks like by scrolling from one profile to another — and you’ll be able to see what skills the company emphasizes, either by looking at the profiles of those who were hired or by using your trial Premium account and looking at job postings or company pages.

You’ll want to think about how to optimize your LinkedIn profile so you can get the most out of this career-oriented social network. Among tech job boards, it is easily one of the largest. 


Crunchboard is the job board associated with TechCrunch, a publication that specializes in writing about emerging technologies and new companies. As you can imagine, their job board is filled with a lot of technology and web development positions due to their audience.

Another technique you can use related to this is to look for startups that have just raised a large fundraising round on either TechCrunch or CrunchBase and reach out to hiring managers or executives at those companies: immediately after raising a fundraising round, a company is in aggressive growth mode, and is most likely looking to hire many qualified people to fill different and interesting job roles.

Hacker News

Besides being a great repository of technical articles and a community that curates people who are interested in the cutting edge of technology, Hacker News also serves as a job portal of sorts for Y Combinator companies — technology companies that might be as young as a two-person startup and also those who have started full maturing (as an example, Dropbox, Airbnb, and Quora were all at one time or another incubated by Y Combinator). The jobs section of the site features different YC companies and their hiring needs. There are also monthly threads started by a bot called Ask HN: Who is hiring? –where discussion about urgent job opportunities is surfaced that may be hard to find elsewhere. Here’s an example of a“who’s hiring” thread in May 2017.

By commenting on different articles and reaching out to different members in the Hacker News community, many of whom are senior figures in the startup world, you might also find your way to different mentors — and somebody who can introduce you to the right hiring manager.


AngelList is an online repository for different startups. The jobs on offer here tend to be with earlier stage companies working at the edge of technology. One great perk about this is that entrepreneurs may be more willing to accept people from non-traditional backgrounds to work with them — especially if you’re willing to accept and maybe even embrace the risk that comes with working in a startup.


GitHub, the living repository of code collaboration, also offers a selection of curated jobs for developers around the world. You can even search by programming language here, ensuring the best match for your skills.

Stack Overflow Jobs

Stack Overflow, the popular Q&A site for programming questions, offers a selection of different programming jobs, many of them posted by hiring managers who are trying to find top talent within the Stack Overflow community.


Glassdoor is an interesting job board since you’ll be able to see what employees think about the company and you can get some transparency on the salary range the company offers as well. All in all, Glassdoor is a great general place to find technology jobs — but its greatest value probably rests in the additional data on employee satisfaction and approximate salary ranges that can help guide your career decisions.


Mashable, the popular content repository based out of New York City, has a job board as well with a lot of different technology job postings.

The Muse

The Muse is a unique jobs resource, with tons of personalized career coaching and resources related to career development. It can be well worth browsing the content on the site itself if you want to learn about salary negotiation, interviews and career progression from a somewhat general perspective. The jobs board section also boasts a selection of technical and developer jobs.  


Another community oriented towards posting startup jobs, many of them programming-related.


One of the leading repositories of tech jobs in the world, Dice offers nearly 80,000 jobs in technology for you to consider.


Run by a placement agency for engineers, Cybercoders offers an easy way to search across 10,000+ different technology jobs across different industries.


tech job boards

The following tech job boards focus on jobs that are oriented towards front-end work and user design. Check these out if you’re looking to work on how the user experience of digital products feels for different people.

Smashing Magazine

Smashing Magazine is one of the premier web development and design resources on the web. They offer a selection of jobs tailored to front-end web development. It’s a perfect selection among a number of tech job boards if you’re looking for more design and development-driven work. 

Codepen Jobs

Codepen is a great interactive sandbox for front-end code, where you can use HTML/CSS/JavaScript to generate awesome interactive graphics — or where you can copy those snippets of code for use on your own website. The site also offers a job board that tilts towards front-end web development and design jobs, as you might expect.

Web Development

tech job boards

The following job boards will help you hone your skills in web development if that’s the technical career path you want to choose.

Sensational Jobs

Sensational Jobs curates a selection of different positions for web professionals of all sorts and stripes.

WordPress Jobs

The official WordPress jobs board will help you curate a selection of jobs in web development specifically focused on building things with the WordPress platform — a popular, open-source content-management system that serves as the back-end framework for nearly one in six of all websites on the Internet.


WPHired is another great selection among this list of tech job boards — that is if you’re looking for development jobs oriented around WordPress.

Data Science

tech job boards

Data science entails a mix of statistics, programming and communication skills that are quite specialized. Oftentimes, data science job postings will be found in these specialized communities that have grown to help support the data science community. These tech job boards are often the result of careful curation and community-building. 

Kaggle Data Science Jobs

Kaggle is an online community centered around machine learning competitions. Here, they’ve used their reach in the data science community to curate a selection of data science jobs for you.

Data Elixir Job Board

Data Elixir offers a newsletter filled with data science resources, and also curates this job board to help data science jobs seekers.

KDNuggets Jobs

KDNuggets is one of the leading data science content hubs, filled with useful tutorials and resources to help you understand different topics in data science. This static jobs page is updated quite frequently with different job postings in data science.

Mobile Development

tech job boards

The following tech job boards curate different opportunities for those looking to build mobile apps on a variety of platforms. The most common tend to be iOS or Android-oriented.

Android Jobs

Android Jobs curates a selection of jobs for developers interested in building Android applications. Come here if you want to make your mark in mobile development.

Core Intuition

Core Intuition features a selection of curated Mac Cocoa and iOS development jobs — if you want to develop apps for Apple products, there are few job boards as well-placed as Core Intuition to help you advance along that career path.


tech job boards

The following tech job boards are specific to a type of programming language. It can be a handy place to look if you plan to specialize in one language and grow your career there.


AngularJobs is a job board curated around the Google-backed front-end JavaScript framework. Come here if you want to work with Angular.js and develop your JavaScript skills.

We Work Meteor

We Work Meteor is a job board focused on meteor.js, a full-stack JavaScript framework that can handle every part of web development. If you’re interested in pursuing a career using Meteor as your tool of choice, or if you’re interested in developing your JavaScript skills — coming to this job board wouldn’t be a bad choice.

Ruby Now

Ruby Now is a job board focused on curating Ruby on Rails specialists. Given the extensive use of Ruby on Rails for web development, you’ll mostly be working with web development positions if you look through this job board — though there are some more senior positions in back-end development.

Python Jobs (official Python website) (the official centerpiece of the Python programming community) hosts a small repository of curated and interesting jobs that involve the use of Python. It’s one of the best among these tech job boards for those looking to work with Python. 

Python Jobs

Python Jobs (unaffiliated with the official Python programming community) is a great free resource for looking up Python jobs and web development jobs associated with the Django web development framework.


R-Users is the place to go if you’re proficient in R or if you’re a statistician looking to get some work developing their programming skills in R.


One of the luxuries of working in a technology-oriented career is the ability to be able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. The following job boards curate remote opportunities in technology.

We Work Remotely

We Work Remotely curates a selection of jobs that are online and remote, with a section dedicated to just programming jobs.

Remote OK

RemoteOk is another job board that curates different jobs where remote work is available. They have a large selection of technology jobs and they have a neat categorization of the highest paying remote jobs and the technologies involved with it.

AngelList Remote Jobs

AngelList curates a selection of startup jobs where it’s acceptable to work remote. Again, as with the rest of AngelList, most of the jobs revolve around earlier stage startups — so be aware of that as you browse through this selection.

Upwork Jobs

Upwork is a curated marketplace where freelancers can meet potential employers. The entire process of payment, job search, and work management can be completely managed on Upwork. As a result, it can be a great place to find remote work in different technical fields.

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Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Learning Lists

The most popular deep learning libraries

You might have heard of artificial intelligence, deep learning and neural networks, and wanted to get a path into this exciting new technology. This article will help you get a comprehensive overview of the tools and frameworks you can use to accelerate your impact and learning in artificial intelligence. It will help you understand what deep learning library you should use to accelerate your learning. 

This article assumes your familiarity with basic deep learning concepts — if you need to catch up on those, the following Wikipedia article will help you get to scratch.

This is a walkthrough of the most popular deep learning libraries, examples of clever projects and implementations that have used the different libraries to create something awesome.

I’ve ranked the deep learning libraries in question by the number of Github stars their repositories have collected as of June 2017 — a great way to see how much traction these different frameworks have with programmers.

Deep learning library

1- TensorFlow

Overview: TensorFlow is the open-source machine learning library developed by Google (and still used in both research and production level applications at the company). The library allows you to bring machine intelligence capabilities to all sorts of devices, from those equipped with GPUs to mobile devices such as the Raspberry Pi. With over open-source 6,000 repositories using TensorFlow, it has quickly become one of the most popular frameworks out there for those looking to build something with deep learning. TensorFlow is very accessible, with APIs for Python, C++, Haskell, Java, Go and Rust and a 3rd party package built in R.

Introductory Tutorial: Get introduced to TensorFlow with this official tutorial by Google by using TensorFlow with the famous MNIST dataset.

Use Cases: TensorFlow has become of the most popularized deep learning frameworks, and as such, it has seen a wide array of uses from powering cutting-edge machine learning work at different Silicon Valley companies to classifying cucumbers for farmers.


  1. This Github repository TensorFlow-World contains a bunch of introductory tutorials with code compiled together to give you a better sense of how to do deep learning on TensorFlow.
  2. TensorFlow-101 contains tutorials on how to get started with TensorFlow in Jupyter Notebook with Python.
  3. This Github repository contains example code that will help you work through different analyses in TensorFlow.  

How to get started: Get all of the documentation and installation instructions here, then start practicing and training deep learning models on different datasets! TensorFlow is one of the most popular and powerful deep learning frameworks out there: take advantage! 

2- Scikit-learn

Overview: Scikit-learn is the versatile machine learning knife in Python, used for simple experimentation and iteration with different templated machine learning models. With modules like the MLPClassifier, you can easily bring deep learning approaches to your datasets and use the rest of the trusty scikit-learn ensemble (such as train_test_split) to validate and evaluate your model. You can also combine the scikit-learn interface with different deep learning libraries if you want to do more powerful analyses.

Introductory Tutorial: This tutorial runs through how to use scikit-learn as a deep learning library and a multilevel perceptron model to classify different types of wine. You can see how with a few lines of code, you can create a very accurate model with many variables.  

Use Cases: scikit-learn is often the first go-to deep learning tool for people working in the Python data science ecosystem: it comes pre-installed with Jupyter Notebook and it comes with powerful functions that are already-optimized versions of essential deep learning functions. You’ll be able to quickly build together machine learning models, evaluate them, and split different use cases into either test or training sets.


  1. This cheatsheet by Datacamp will help you with many of the essential functions in scikit-learn.
  2. Springboard has a tutorial that will teach you how to build a simple neural network with scikit-learn and its MLPClassifier module.
  3. This gentle introduction into scikit-learn can help you ease into this machine learning package.

How to get started: Use jupyter notebook, which comes with scikit-learn installed by default. Start training machine learning models, then move into Scikit Flow, an interface that combines the code you’d use in scikit-learn augmented with functionality from Google’s TensorFlow library (we’ll dive into TensorFlow a little bit later in this article).

3- Caffe

Overview: Caffe is a deep learning framework built by Berkeley’s AI Research department (BAIR) and sustained through the use of community contributors. It features speedy application of deep learning approaches, with the ability to classify up to 60 million images a day on a single GPU. It powers a variety of deep learning projects in machine vision, speech and more — with projects ranging from fully fleshed out applications to academic papers.

Introductory Tutorial: This tutorial built by Berkeley AI researchers will help you get up to speed with this powerful deep learning framework.

Use Cases: Caffe is used for a variety of academic research — this web page has a ton of examples ranging from image classification to training the classic LeNet model.


  1. This blog post will help you get up to scratch with using Caffe and Python with a relevant classification example from Kaggle on how to distinguish between dogs and cats.
  2. This tutorial will help you with loading Caffe onto iPython Notebook and also with C++ implementations of the library.
  3. This tutorial will get you to understand how you can build a layer of a neural network within Caffe.

How to get started: Use the command line and get started with different use cases of Caffe. You can use this tutorial to get installation instructions across a whole array of different platforms.

4- Keras

Overview: Keras is an open source deep learning library for neural networks written in Python. Authored by François Chollet, the library was meant to be a quick and easy way to experiment with different deep learning models — as a high-level API written entirely in Python, the library is easy to debug and navigate. It supports both convolutional and recurrent neural networks and it is designed to be as intuitive as possible for users to grasp.

Introductory Tutorial: This introductory tutorial will run over how to get started with Keras — all the way from installing the package to training a model with 99% predictive accuracy on the seminal MNIST dataset.  

Use Cases: Most of the time, Keras is used to build simple deep learning models as conceptual sketches: you would validate crude ideas using Keras, and get a first glance at whether or not you had a good idea for a deep learning architecture that can tackle a problem.


  1. This course by DataCamp helps you dive deeper into Keras, even if you’re just a deep learning beginner!
  2. Here is a link to the official Keras documentation which allows you to get access to the inner working of the framework from the creators of it.
  3. If you’re more comfortable with the R programming language, you can use the R interface to Keras.

5- Torch

Overview: Torch is an open-source deep learning framework based on optimizing performance on GPUs based on the programming language Lua with an underlying C/CUDA implementation. It allows for the parallelization of neural networks across different CPUs and GPUs. Torch is used by a lot of organizations at the cutting edge of machine learning, from Google to Facebook. It has been extended for use in mobile settings, with the ability to perform on iOS and Android.

Introductory Tutorial: This 60 minute blitz into Torch will get you started and ready to use this powerful deep learning tool.

Use Cases: The deep learning library Torch is used for a lot of machine learning and deep learning research programs at leading companies such as Google, Twitter, and Facebook. Given its origins as Facebook Research’s default deep learning framework, you can be sure that it comes with all of the support it needs from one of the largest tech companies in the world.


You’ll want to get started understanding Lua before you work with Torch. This handy guide will help you get up to scratch.

This Github repository contains a whole host of Torch tutorials.

The following blog article by Facebook Research contains a lot of related work done in Torch.

How to get started: Get the deep learning library Torch installed, then start running it on different deep learning problems. You might want to refer to the Facebook research blog for inspiration.

6- Theano

Overview: Theano is a deep learning framework built deeply into the Python data science ecosystem, with deep integration with the NumPy numerical computing library. You can use C to generate code as well to make it even speedier — and it is the default teaching tool used in deep learning founding father Yoshua Bengio’s lab.  

Introductory Tutorial: This Theano tutorial on Jupyter Notebook will help you understand the nuances of the deep learning library Theano, and will get you up to scratch with different conventions within the library.

Use Cases: This forum will allow you to understand different problems and use cases Theano users create with the deep learning library.


  1. This documentation will help you understand more about the deep learning library Theano. 
  2. This blog post will help you understand the performance differences between Theano and Torch.
  3. Here is an introductory tutorial to Theano.

How to get started: Use the instructions here to get started with installing Theano.

7- Neon

Overview: Neon is an open-source deep learning platform built on Python that is committed to the most powerful implementation of deep learning possible, with a consideration towards simplicity.

Introductory Tutorial: Work with this Github repository which contains a Model Zoo that contains different scenarios of working with Neon.

Use Cases: This Youtube playlist walks through different use cases with Neon, including playing Pong, and speech recognition.


  1. Learn how to do basic classification with the MNIST database and the deep learning library neon with this introductory-level tutorial.
  2. Use this video course to get you started in Neon.
  3. This compilation of Neon resources will help you learn the framework.

How to get started: Get the deep learning library Neon installed with the following instructions.

Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Learning Lists

101+ Resources to Learn Data Science

Many people are seeking to learn data science these days. It’s become a trendy topic associated with high salaries and some of the most interesting problems in the world. This demand has created many different resources in the data science space. People have curated their selection of favorite resources to learn data science, but I was seeking out something more comprehensive — so I built this list. Here’s my attempt at getting you my favorite resources in the data science space so you can understand what’s going on in the field — and how you can get your hands dirty and start learning right away.

Full disclosure: I work for Springboard (one of the data science education providers listed below). 

What is data science?

learn data science

First, let’s start with an overview of what seems to have become a popularized buzzword and defining exactly what you want to learn: data science. Data science is the combination of three kinds of skillsets: statistics, programming and business knowledge. It’s the interplay between these crafts where you’ll find a data scientist — somebody who will programmatically examine large data sets for precious business insights — somebody who can combine computer science knowledge with business insight.

You can use data science concepts and training to do data mining and get statistical inferences from large datasets. Using advanced techniques such as natural language processing and unsupervised learning, you can tame the power of computation and get precious data insights others simply cannot access. That will be attractive to all sorts of potential employers in the data science field, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street.

In order to get there though, you have to start with the basic techniques and basic concepts that underlie data science. Learning data science requires having an understanding of the process that goes behind it, and the various components that are required to bring everything together. Let’s get started on getting you know that knowledge. 


learn data science

You’ll want to get an overview of the field and the processes and concepts that make up data science so you can learn data science.

1- Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

In this seminal article, ex-Chief Data Scientist of the United States, DJ Patil, goes into exactly what makes a career in data science so compelling. It’s great fuel to the fire if you’re looking to learn data science. 

2What is data science?

This overview of data science by Berkeley delves into how data science came to be — and the average salary you can expect in the field.

3Data Science Salary Survey (2016) – O’Reilly

O’Reilly, a leading publication and media company on the cutting edge of technology, dives deeper into what tools and factors go into higher data science salaries. They’ve surveyed hundreds of data scientists in the field. Learn what pays and what doesn’t with data science careers through their research!

4Data Science (Wikipedia)

Wikipedia’s overview of data science goes over the history of the field and points to many different resources in the field. It can be a handy jumping-off point for further research.

5Building Data Science Teams

This piece by DJ Patil goes into the different roles inherent in a data scientist’s job — and exactly how best to build out a data science team.

6- Data Science Process

This piece by Springboard goes into what the day-to-day of data science looks like — tracing it all the way to a first principles view of exactly what steps effective data science requires.  

Interactive Tutorials

learn data science

Now that you’re done with an overview of the topic, it’s time to get your hands a bit dirty with interactive tutorials that will help you learn different parts of data science — whether that’s the statistical theories behind machine learning algorithms, or the programming skills you’ll need to implement those theories.


Understanding probability and the basics of statistics is essential to being able to understand machine learning methods and how to handle massive amounts of data. Linear algebra and the ability to manipulate different expressions of data (in matrix form or otherwise) will also be incredibly helpful in detailing what data scientists do. You’ll want to refresh your statistics knowledge and get a handle on the math you need to know to join their ranks.

7KhanAcademy (Statistics/Probability)

This free course from KhanAcademy serves as a great catch-up on the basics of probability and statistics.

8Introduction to Statistics in R (Datacamp)

Learn a bit of R (a programming language commonly used in data science) and statistics at the same time with this interactive walkthrough from Datacamp.

9Statistics 101 

This Youtube playlist from the Harvard Extension School covers everything from random variables to different statistical distributions. 


Knowing SQL and how to query from relational databases is a skill that is one of the building blocks of data science. You’ll often use SQL to source your data for further analysis — or even to transform your data on the spot.

10Mode Analytics SQL School

Mode Analytics teaches SQL through the use of case studies with real data. It’s an interactive experience that’ll teach you the basics of SQL by having you run through a dataset with some simple yet powerful commands.

11Learn SQL (Codecademy)

Codecademy, well known for its basic curated tutorials in different programming languages, has this simple interactive module that will help you learn SQL.


This is an older tutorial, but one that still holds up as an example of an organized approach to learning SQL.


Python is one of the workhorse languages of data science — one of the most popular along with R. The large open-source community that powers Python enables it to be a powerful, versatile programming language that can help facilitate everything from data wrangling to training powerful machine learning models. It’s a powerful tool you’ll want to learn as you learn data science. 

13Pandas Cookbook

This interactive set of code examples walks you through how to get started with Pandas, the data processing library most commonly used in Python. It’s built by Julia Evans

14Intro to Python for Data Science (DataCamp)

This interactive course will walk you through the basics of the data science libraries for Python.

15Gentle introduction to scikit-learn

This gentle introductory tutorial will help you understand one of the most powerful machine learning and data science libraries out there: Python’s scikit-learn. You’ll be able to train simple, off-the-shelf data models in a matter of minutes.

16A dramatic tour through Python’s data visualization landscape

This somewhat witty and whimsical walkthrough will help you explore the difference between the major data visualization tools in the Python ecosystem — including some options that were ported from R!

17- Web scraping with BeautifulSoup

This short guide will teach you how to take information from different websites and render it into a format that is easy for machines to process — a handy skill for anybody looking to work with many different datasets. I often use the set of techniques described to scrape tables from Wikipedia so I can process that data in Python.


R is another popular programming language used for data science — in fact, it’s often pitted against Python as a comparable tool. The truth is that you can use both — and in fact, being conversant in both can only help you progress faster and further as a data scientist.

18– Introduction to R (Datacamp)

Here is the equivalent of the Datacamp introduction to Python — except this time for R, another common data science programming language.

19A complete tutorial to learn R from scratch

This tutorial, rendered as a blog post, offers a comprehensive A to Z guide to getting started in R. It covers everything from importing data into R to creating predictive models with it.

20Try R

Sponsored by O’Reilly Media, this interactive course will reward you with a badge for each fundamental building block of R you learn.


Hadoop is a big data framework meant to facilitate the treatment and storage of large data sets that have be processed in parallel by many different servers in order to yield actionable insights. 

21Hadoop Tutorial (Tutorialspoint)

This set of tutorials on Hadoop will help you understand how big data frameworks work — and how you can apply Hadoop to your data.

22Hortonworks Sandbox tutorial on Hadoop

This interactive Hadoop sandbox by Hortonworks lets you play with Hadoop code.


Spark helps solve some speed, flexibility and efficiency issues with Hadoop through the use of a new data structure: the RDD or resilient distributed dataset.

23Apache Spark Tutorial (TutorialsPoint)

TutorialsPoint offers a similar tutorial to Spark as it does for Hadoop.

24Hands-on introduction to Spark

Hortonworks has a sandbox that will let you play around with Spark code.


learn data science

The following courses and online workshops will help you learn data science in an organized fashion. Use these resources to accelerate your learning of data science if you need to. A lot of these courses will help you find data science work, and you’ll likely be able to do data science projects after finishing them.

This massive online course, built by a Kaggle champion in machine learning, will help you learn about neural networks and how to train machine learning models.

26Foundations of Data Science (Springboard)

This course offered by Springboard features a curated selection of resources in R, SQL and the basics of machine learning, as well as personalized mentoring from data science experts who work in the field.

27Data Science Intensive (Springboard)

Yet another course offered by Springboard, though this one is more advanced. Focused on Python and teaching the intricacies of machine learning methods, this course will help you use different machine learning techniques with ease.

28Data Science Career Track (Springboard)

Springboard’s Data Science Career Track is the first online bootcamp to offer a data science job or your tuition back. With personalized career coaching, mentorship from data scientists and exclusive employer partnerships, Springboard is putting it all on the line to help you get a job in data science.

29Data Science (Coursera)

Coursera partnered with Johns Hopkins University to deliver this nine-course series on data science, covering everything from tools to advanced machine learning methods.

30Machine Learning (Coursera)

This curated set of machine learning courses taught by Andrew Ng (the famous Stanford professor who founded Coursera in the first place) is one of the best resources to consult as you start understanding data science.

31Thinkful Data Science Bootcamp

Thinkful, an online education provider, provides a data science bootcamp that will curate your learning of data science and Python.

32Intro to Machine Learning (Udacity)

Udacity offers a free mini-course curated by Facebook and Tableau to help guide you through to doing analysis of the Enron email database.

33Data Science Certificate (Harvard Extension School)

This data science certificate offered by the Harvard Extension School can help you learn data science while getting credits and credibility from one of the leading universities in the world.

34Statistics with R (Coursera)

This selection of courses created in partnership with Duke University will help you understand basic probability and the use of Bayes’ Rule through the use of R.

35Data Science (EdX)

This set of curated learning paths in data science can help you get accreditation in the field — if you’re willing to pay for it.

36Insight Data Science Fellowship

The Insight Data Science Fellowship is a special type of data science education program — it takes talented PhD. students who have already demonstrated technical skills and aptitude, and helps them bridge the gap between academia and industry with a postgraduate fellowship that combines the best of academic rigor with industry knowledge.

37Data Science (General Assembly)

General Assembly, one of the largest online education providers in the world, offers courses in data science.


If you’re looking for an in-person experience to learn data science instead of something online, Galvanize can help. This link leads to the San Francisco experience — however, Galvanize itself is present in many different other cities.

39Coursereport Data Science Reviews

Here are some reviews of different data science courses in Coursereport — this will allow you to pick and choose between many different options with fair reviews from previous students on display.

40Switchup Data Science Reviews

Here are some more reviews of different data science courses, this time from Switchup, another course review site.


learn data science

Oftentimes it’s not a great course that helps you learn the most — it can be one single resource within that course — say a particularly well-written book. This selection of data science books can help you understand data science in detail.

41Bayesian Methods for Hackers

This book, delivered as an extended Github repository, can help you understand Bayesian inference and how to think about probabilities by working through them in code. 

42Think Stats

This O’Reilly book helps you conceptualize statistical concepts by having you work with them in Python.

43Think Bayes

This book combines Python programming with Bayesian inference, and can be a handy resource in case the books above aren’t enough.

44Deep Learning

This free technical book by some of the scions of deep learning and artificial intelligence (Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville) will help you understand exactly how to think about deep learning and neural networks.

45Learn Python the Hard Way

In case you need a refresher on Python, Learn Python the Hard Way will help you break down exactly what you need to do to master Python. While it focuses on an older version of Python, the first principles taught here can be useful to those looking to freshen up their knowledge of Python — though you shouldn’t become overly dependent on this book as it has quite a rigid philosophy on one particular version of Python. 

46The Data Science Handbook

This Data Science Handbook curates insights from 25 data science leaders and distills what it truly means to work in this exciting new field.

47Data Science from Scratch

This book from O’Reilly goes into the first principles of data science, looking beyond the programming tools and frameworks.

48Storytelling with Data

This book will help you visualize insights that you find within your data and teach you how to communicate them effectively so that you can drive impact with your data findings.

49Exploratory Data Analysis with R

Roger D. Peng, an expert in statistics, has written this book to teach how to look through datasets with the R programming language.

50Interactive Data Visualization for the Web

This online book will teach you how to use frameworks such as D3.js to make your visualizations fully interactive on the web.

51Machine Learning Yearning

This book by Andrew Ng, the famous artificial intelligence leader who founded Coursera, is going to be released soon — sign up to get drafts of new chapters as they come in!

Curated Collections

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I know you’re looking for curated resources to learn data science. There’s more than just this list right here — and each collection will help you expand your knowledge and collection of great data science resources even further.

52Awesome Machine Learning

This Github repository follows the “Awesome” method of curating the best resources in a particular space — in this case, all the different resources you’d need to learn machine learning.  

53Awesome Deep Learning Papers

In case you ever wanted to get a handle on the science behind the amazing technology being built out of artificial intelligence, this awesome curation of deep learning papers will help you continually be on top of exciting new developments.

54Awesome TensorFlow

TensorFlow is an awesome deep learning framework: this Github repository will have everything you need to learn more.

55Awesome Data Science

This repository is everything it promises: an awesome curation of different data science resources.

56Data Analysis Learning Path (Springboard)

This learning path curates different resources in an intuitive fashion so that you can learn the data analysis skills required for data science.

57The Open Source Data Science Masters

This is a curated curriculum of free, open-source resources to learn data science — consider it a masters’ degree for a fraction of the price.

General Resources

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58A visual intro to machine learning

This interactive, visual view of data science in action can help you conceptualize data science, especially if you prefer to learn visually. 

59Deep Learning Review (Nature)

This paper summarizes some of the latest findings in deep learning and artificial intelligence and it is written by one of the founding fathers of modern artificial intelligence research: Geoffrey Hinton.

60Build a deep learning machine

This fun little tutorial by O’Reilly will teach you how to build a computer that you can use specifically for data science purposes.

61- How can I become a data scientist (Quora)

This Quora thread contains different thoughtful replies on how to become a data scientist — and includes a bevy of free resources to boot!

62Becoming a Data Scientist

This blog charts the author, Renee, and her path from being a SQL analyst to becoming a full-fledged data scientist.

Career Advice

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Becoming a data scientist is now a career path that many envy — however, getting started and placing yourself in a position where you are paid to practice data science doesn’t start and end with technical skills. Here’s a set of resources that will help spell out exactly what you need to do to have a successful data science career.

632015 Data Science Salary Survey (O’Reilly)

This salary survey by O’Reilly was curated from about 600 respondents who divulged their salary and what they did at work. It’s an informative read on what the average salaries are like in data science and what factors or technical skills can either increase your data science salary — or set it on the path to stagnating.

We already highlighted the 2016 survey as part of our general overview of data science, but the 2015 survey will add even more context on how the data science industry works — and how much you should expect to be paid.

64Guide to Data Science Jobs (Springboard)

This guide to Data Science Jobs by Springboard curates a variety of job seeker and hiring manager stories and seeks to inform you on every element of what it takes to get a data science job: from how to get hiring managers to notice your profile, to advice on what technologies and skills you should practice before doing a data science interview. 

65Guide to Data Science Interviews (Springboard)

This companion guide to the Guide to Data Science Jobs by Springboard runs you through different interview questions and exactly what hiring managers are thinking when they are on the other side of the table. It’s a comprehensive overview of the data science interview process — and it provides you actionable tips on how to ace the data science interview.

66Getting your first job in data science

This blog post goes over different general tips on how to get that first job in data science.

67Data Science Career Paths

This blog post by Springboard breaks down the difference between data analysts, data scientists and data engineers.


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In order to really get started and to learn data science, you have to have datasets to play with. The following resources will link you to different datasets you can experiment with as you’re learning data science techniques and putting them into practice.

6819 Free Public Datasets (Springboard)

This curated list of 19 free public datasets will help you get started on your path to learn data science!

69Kaggle Datasets

This list of datasets curated by Kaggle comes with upvote functionality as well as comments, so you can exactly which datasets are the most exciting — and what work has already been done with them.

70Reddit Datasets

This subreddit can be a handy way to pick out new datasets, and see some of the most popular ones.

This new social network has evolved around sharing great datasets and bringing data fans together!

72Google BigQuery Datasets

Google BigQuery has open-sourced some interesting big data sets–from Reddit comments to Github activity.


Quandl is a search engine mostly used for financial and economic data. Comb through if you’re looking in that space for data to play with. 

74Public Big Datasets

This curated list of big datasets can help you practice with Hadoop or Spark.

75Wikipedia dumps

Wikipedia dumps data from its database and makes it free to analyze every so often. Sift through here if you want to query the world’s largest collection of knowledge on your quest to learn data science.

76Open Street Map

This collection of open-source geographic data extends around the world in its reach!

Resources/Blogs to Follow

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You’ll want to keep an eye on different resources and blogs that update frequently as you learn data science. This ensures that you’re always on top of the latest developments — and it can be a stimulating way to keep your data science skills sharp.

77Top data scientists to follow on Twitter

This is a list of data science influencers you’ll want to consider following to get to know more about the industry.

7850 of the best data science blogs

This curated list of data science blogs will help you find the best blogs to follow as you learn data science.

79Ultimate guide to data science blogs

This larger, extended guide to data science blogs has a lot more entries — feel free to take a look if you feel like you want something comprehensive to digest.


KDNuggets is one of the largest data science communities on the web, and their blog regularly posts interesting data science content.


R Bloggers is a data science blog focused on tutorials to learn R and different resources in the R ecosystem. 


Dataconomy focuses on larger trends in data science rather than many technical tutorials. It’s the data science blog with the largest focus on the European data science scene as well.

83Analytics Vidhya

Analytics Vidhya contains plenty of technical tutorials on many data science topics.

84Big Data Made Simple

Big Data Made Simple is a relatable blog that conveys different topics in data science in an approachable manner.

85Yhat blog

The Yhat blog is always filled with interesting tutorials and data science case studies.

86Machine Learning Mastery

Machine Learning Mastery focuses on the intricacies of machine learning.


Learndatasci is a blog that offers a broad overview of different data science topics.


Mastersindatascience is the resource to consult if you wanted to look at paid offerings to learn data science.


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If you want regular updates in your inbox on the latest news in data science, there’s no better way to do that than to subscribe to the following data science newsletters.

89Data Science Weekly

This weekly newsletter summarizes the latest tutorials and resources in data science. It’s a very useful resource if you’re looking to learn data science. 

90Data Elixir

Another data science newsletter that will keep you informed on the latest happenings in data science. 

91Python Weekly

This weekly Python newsletter curates a selection of the finest Python resources, many of them related to data science.


This handy newsletter promises to be a one-stop shop for you when it comes to big data trends.

93- The Analytics Dispatch

Mode Analytics provides a dispatch to keep you informed on all things analytics and BI-related.

94- Postgres Weekly

This Postgres Weekly newsletter keeps you informed on the latest Postgres updates.

95- O’Reilly Data Newsletter

A premium data science newsletter, O’Reilly will often curate the best data science resources that have popped up.


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While newsletters and blogs are great, interactive communities where participants share articles and comment on them together can truly help you entrench your data science knowledge. Here are just a few of those communities where you can learn data science and interact with different data science practitioners.


Datatau is a sort of Hacker News for data science resources where data science practitioners discuss the latest news and upvote the best articles.

97Reddit Datascience

This subreddit deals with general data science topics.

98Reddit Machine Learning

This subreddit deals with more in-depth machine learning materials and discussions.

99Reddit Deep Learners

This subreddit deals with how to learn artificial intelligence and deep learning.

100Reddit Data is Beautiful

This subreddit contains impactful data visualizations that are visually appealing — and a true set of examples if you want to display your data in a beautiful manner.

101Data Science Stack Exchange

This subcomponent of the Stack Exchange network deals with technical questions and solutions in data science.

102Quora Data Science

This section of Quora is composed of many of the questions posed about data science — it is an awesome resource for those looking to learn data science. 

Hopefully the resources above have been helpful for you to learn data science: let me know in the comments below what you think about them or whether you think there are some I missed!

Data Science/Artificial Intelligence, Learning Lists, Uncategorized

Learn Machine Learning With These Six Great Resources

Learn Machine Learning 

A friend of code(love), Matt Fogel is doing awesome things with machine learning at He’s shared this valuable list of resources to learn machine learning that he usually gives his friends who ask him for more information.

You’ll see his original post here:

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Learn machine learning with code(love)

Great blog posts, podcasts and online courses to help you get started

It seems like machine learning and artificial intelligence are topics at the top of everyone’s mind in tech. Be it autonomous cars, robots, or machine intelligence in general, everyone’s talking about machines getting smarter and being able to do more.

Yet for many developers, machine learning and artificial intelligence are dense terms representing complex problems they just don’t have time to learn.

I’ve spoken with lots of developers and CTOs about and our mission to make it easy for developers to start bringing intelligent decision-making to their software without needing huge amounts of data or AI expertise. A lot of them were curious to learn more about the greater landscape of machine learning.

You can describe machine learning as using techniques to help computers learn new ways of uncovering insights from data. This deep dive into the topic will explore many elements outside of this short guide if you’re interested in learning more.

What you need to understand before you learn machine learning is that it’s not a magic buzzword that will help solve every problem with you. Machine learning is a practical way to get more data insights with less work. Nothing more, nothing less. 

To quote a professor in the field, “Machine learning is not magic; it can’t get something from nothing. What it does is get more from less. Programming, like all engineering, is a lot of work: we have to build everything from scratch. Learning is more like farming, which lets nature do most of the work. Farmers combine seeds with nutrients to grow crops. Learners combine knowledge with data to grow programs.”

If that excites you, here are some of the links to articles, podcasts and courses about machine learning that I’ve shared with my friends who were eager to learn more. I hope you enjoy!

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1A Gentle Guide to Machine Learning

This guide, written by the awesome Raul Garreta of MonkeyLearn, is perhaps one of the best I’ve read. In one easy-to-read article, he describes a number of applications of machine learning, the types of algorithms that exist, and how to choose which algorithm to use.

2A Visual Introduction to Machine Learning

This piece by Stephanie Yee and Tony Chu of the R2D3 project gives a great visual overview of the creation of a machine learning model that determines whether an apartment is located in San Francisco or New York based on the traits they hold. It’s a great look into how machine learning models are created and how they work in practice.


3Data Skeptic

A great starting point on some of the basics of data science and machine learning. Every other week, they release a 10–15 minute episode where the hosts (Kyle and Linhda Polich) give a short primer on topics like k-means clustering, natural language processing and decision tree learning. They often use analogies related to their pet parrot, Yoshi. This is the only place where you’ll learn about k-means clustering via placement of parrot droppings.

4Linear Digressions

This weekly podcast, hosted by Katie Malone and Ben Jaffe, covers diverse topics in data science and machine learning. They teach specific advanced concepts like Hidden Markov Models and how they apply to real-world problems and datasets. They make complex topics extremely accessible, and teach you new words like clbuttic.

Online Courses

5Intro to Artificial Intelligence

Plan for this online course to take several months, but you’d be hard-pressed to find better teachers than Peter Norvig and Sebastian Thrun. Norvig quite literally wrote the book on AI, having co-authored Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, the most popular AI textbook in the world. Thrun’s no slouch either. He previously led the Google driverless car initiative.

6Machine Learning

This 11-week long Stanford course is available online via Coursera. Its instructor is Andrew Ng, Chief Scientist at Chinese internet giant Baidu and one of the pioneers of online education. 

This list is really only scratching some of the complex and multifaceted topic that is machine learning.  If you have your own favorite resource, please suggest it in the comments and start a discussion around it!