Resources For New Developers


Find people to talk to, learn from, ask questions of, and have fun with in tech.

Slack Orgs/Online Forums

  • Tech By Choice

    A community aimed at increasing diversity in the tech industry.

  • We All JS

    A supportive, attentive, and inclusive JavaScript community.

  • Code Newbie

    Slack channel for the Code Newbie community.

  • LGBTQ in Technology

    A space for LGBTQ people in technology to chat and support each other.

  • Greater Than Code

    The Slack community for Patreon supporters of the Greater Than Code podcast. You have to support them at $5/month to get access, but the community is great.

Local Communities

Local Communities

People to Follow

Community Facilitation and Professional Support Connection Services


    Intergenerational professional community connections. For folks ages 20-70+.

  • Other People Movement Collectives

    Solopreneur, 30-something, and business team groups that meet for 90-minute facilitated sessions biweekly for three months.

  • The Cru

    The Cru matches women with a circle of up to seven other women based on personality, values, demographics and life goals to coach one another for personal and professional growth.

  • Medley

    Members get setup with seven peers and a coach to meet in monthly 90-min sessions for a year.


Keep up with tech trends, current events, and issues in tech.


  • Greater Than Code

    My personal favorite tech community podcast. Special guests on each week to talk about different topics related to code and the tech community.

  • Ruby Book Club

    Join Nadia Odunayo and Saron Yitbarek as they read an hour of a Ruby book each week and discuss it.

  • The Code Newbie Podcast

    The podcast of the Code Newbie community. Stories from people on their coding journey.

  • Less Than or Equal

    A podcast dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of geeks facing inequality in their industries.

  • Revision Path

    An award-winning weekly interview podcast that focuses on showcasing some of the best Black graphic designers, web designers, and web developers from all over the world.


  • The Recompiler

    A magazine about building better technology, together.

  • Code Words

    A quarterly publication about programming from the Recurse Center.

  • Model View Culture

    A magazine about technology, culture and diversity.

  • The Plug

    The definitive daily newsletter highlighting the voices of black founders and business leaders in tech news from around the web.

  • Ruby Weekly

    A free, once–weekly e-mail round-up of Ruby news and articles.

  • JavaScript Weekly

    A free, once–weekly e-mail round-up of JavaScript news and articles.

Learning Resources

Online Courses

  • The Odin Project

    A free, complete curriculum on web development put together using other free resources online, including some of the ones below. Covers Ruby, Javascript, Rails, and getting hired.

  • Codecademy

    Free courses in web development and in many languages, also in learning to integrate things like Twitter into web sites.

    Try: make a website, web, make an interactive website

  • Safari Books Online

    A technology and business learning platform.


    Free beginner intros to Ruby and Javascript with a special app that also teaches you a workflow using Git, the terminal, and some social interaction with other learners and mentors.

  • Dash

    Free, project-based lessons in web development.

  • NodeSchool

    Lots of free lessons/courses on Javascript and Node.js, also some on Git and GitHub.

  • Khan Academy

    Free online courses of all kinds, including an intro to programming course.

  • MIT Open CourseWare

    MIT courses you can take for free online, including Computer Science courses.


    An excellent walkthrough of how modern JavaScript works. Concepts from beginner (e.g. "What are variables") to advanced (e.g. currying, async/await) with explanations and examples.

Miscellaneous Learning Tools

Something Missing?

If there's a group, resource, etc, that you like that you think I should add to this page, contact me and let me know!