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Q: Is Coding the Only Way into Tech?

Hell No! How did you get into tech?

Coding is the clearest and most direct path into tech. There is a plethora of resources out there to help you learn to code and many different articles on how to do it. So much so that people often think it is the only way to get into tech. That is far from the truth.

So what are the different possible Careers in tech? It would be impossible to enumerate them all, but I will share a few with you here.

Cyber Security

This field has a huge amount of different roles. We talked about how to get into Cyber Security last with with this article!

Q: Cyber Security is a Growing Field. What are the best ways to get into it?

Product Management

People in product management are the translators between the customers and developers. As Rose Yao puts it:

Our job is to make an idea real in the world

She does a fantastic job describing what a product manager does in the article below.

Product Leaders — Be the Shit Umbrella

Andressa Chiara has written a number of articles for us around product management. Here is one of my favorties

A rollercoaster ride in product management

Project Management

This role usually exists in larger companies when planning, cordination, and execution between many different groups is needed.

Sarah McCasland does a fantastic job describing the difference between the product and project management in the article below!

Product Management vs Project Management

Design

There are many different types of design roles. They vary widely, but the element they all have in common is creativity. They take product managers big ideas and turn them into detailed ideas with the customer at the heart of it all.

Sara Marler describes what inspired her to change her career focus and become a UX Designer later in life.

Why I chose UX Design as a career change in my late 40s

Are you a woman in tech who doesn’t code?

What do you do?How did you get into it?

There are multiple paths to success in tech and they don’t all revolve around the ability to code. Tell us your story!