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Why do you want to learn to program
  • To become a software engineer
  • Improve my career in another field
  • For fun

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LEARN how i went from a programming novice to a software engineer at ebay in one year

By 2020, the Wall-Street Journal estimates one million programming jobs will be unfilled.

" Althoff gathered what he learned in a book called The Self-Taught Programmer: The Definitive Guide to Programming Professionally, which he self-published in January and sells on Amazon in paperback and a Kindle edition. It has already sold 20,000 copies and was a finalist in the career category in the Indie Book Awards. "
- Forbes

Why you should learn to program

Improve Your Career

Even if your goal isn't to become a software engineer, jobs in fields like science and finance are beginning to favor candidates with programming experience.

Become a software engineer

There is an increasing demand and not enough qualified people to fill the available positions. By 2020, an estimated 1 million programming jobs will go unfilled.

Build cool things

Recently, I had very tedious task of searching for housing on Craiglist. I was able to write a program to do the work for me and email me the results. Learning to program will free you from repetitive tasks forever.

"People should pursue what they're passionate about."

- Elon Musk, CEO, SpaceX


Naysayers love preaching that you can't get a programming job without a computer science degree. I know from experience that is not true. Not only can you get a job without a computer science degree; some of the most successful people in the world are self-taught programmers. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder of Facebook, Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, are just a few examples of astronomically successful self-taught programmers.

Don't let anyone tell you that you can't learn to program, or that companies won't take you seriously. According to the Wall Street Journal, by 2020, there will be one million unfilled programming jobs in the United States. With such a severe shortage of programming talent, companies cannot afford to ignore us. They cannot afford not to take us seriously. They need us. Are you ready to join the legends?

By the end of the course you will have a solid foundation to begin your journey to program professionaly, either as a software engineer or in another profession where you can use your programming skills to excel.

what you get

The self-taught Programmer course

You will get access to hours of videos that will help you learn to program and improve your career

Exclusive access to the Self-Taught Programmer Facebook group

Get help from professionals like you learning to program


10 hours

of exercises and homework

A free digital copy of

A q&a with

Cory Althoff

What you will learn

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