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Everyone needs to grow and transition throughout their career. Continual learning and networking is especially necessary for those in an IT career, where technology rapidly evolves. To help you meet this challenge, we’ve crafted a set of program resources to simplify your search.

Code Schools

 

AIM Code School

AIM Code School is building people who build the web. Our goal is twofold: build people’s knowledge and skills for the web and increase the supply of technology talent for startups, small businesses, and corporations in the Midwest.

 

w3schools.com

A resource for learning new techniques and additional tutorials. (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, PHP, JQuery.

 

CodeAcademy

Interactive courses on how to program. Courses are created by community and cover CSS, Java, HTML, Ruby on Rails, Angular JS. This site is always adding more languages for programming and coding.

 

PluralSight Code School

Pluralsight Code School teaches web technologies in the comfort of your browser with video lessons, coding challenges, and screencasts. This is a subscription based tutorial site. Some of the best tutorials. Interactive, high quality tutorials.

 

PluralSight

Unlock access to the world’s largest tech & creative training library. One of the largest if not the largest video learning sites. Pluralsight had offerings on virtually all programing/development platforms & languages. The videos are not interactive but they are informative. Subscription based.

 

Studio Code.org

Hour of code for all ages, computer science fundamentals, accelerated courses, play lab and much more. Teachers register for learning resources and 20-hour courses for both elementary and middle/high school.

 

Egghead.io

Bite-sized video training for AngularJS, React, D3, and many other essential modern web technologies. Life’s too short for long boring lectures. Level up your programming skills today with condensed video lessons on industry leading web frameworks and tools!

 

JSFiddle

This site provides a HTML, JavaScript(JQuery), and CSS window that you can paste your code into and then press the “Run” button to see the results in the Results window. This is great for testing your website code to work out bugs or try new things. If your code does not work – this is a great place to go to test it.

 

.NET Fiddle

Like JSFiddle, but i.NET Fiddle focused on C# and other programming languages. This is a great site for testing backend languages (C#, VB.Net, F#).

 

GoDaddy

In order to fully experience website development you will need a web site hosting company to work with. There are many to choose from and selecting one that is easy to use and had a customer support that is friendly to work with is important. www.GoDaddy.com is both inexpensive and has a helpful technical support staff. Feel free to choose any hosting company that fits your personal criteria.

 

VisualStudio

Visual Studio Express editions provide free tools to develop applications for a specific platform, web sites, and Windows desktop applications.

 

Cloud9

An integrated development environment (IDE), cloud based.

 

Unity3D

Recommended for Game Development.

Job Boards

 

CareerLink

When skilled technology workers meet thriving businesses, communities win. We operate a robust pipeline that connects motivated people with growth-poised companies. We coach companies to attract the best talent, and match prospects with the employers who put their goals within reach.

 

SPN Jobs Board

Raising the visibility of tech startups in the silicon prairie region in order to connect entrepreneurs to entrepreneurs and to connect great talent with great companies.

 

NE Works

Complete set of employment tools for job seekers in Nebraska.

Worker Transition

 

AIM Code School

AIM Code School is building people who build the web. Our goal is twofold: build people’s knowledge and skills for the web and increase the supply of technology talent for startups, small businesses, and corporations in the Midwest.

 

Metropolitan Community College (MCC)

MCC’s Information & Office Technology program offers several different areas of focus within the IT discipline, ranging from Cisco Networking to Web Development.

 

Iowa Western Community College (IWCC)

Working toward an Associate in Arts degree, you’ll be able to choose from these four options: Application Programming, Computer Networking, Web Programming, and E-Commerce. This is an exciting new program that will help you develop a broad general education base and gain knowledge in information technology. You’ll be able to take classes on a full-time or part-time basis, and scholarships are available.