The college experience isn’t just about taking classes. It can be about networking with other students, exploring different careers or industries, finding internships, and getting involved with organizations on campus and in the wider community.
If you are interested in developing your coding skills and networking with others, Girl Develop It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing, “affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn web and software development through mentorship and hands-on instruction.” They have a local chapter in the Raleigh-Durham area, which hosts free classes, including an upcoming class on WordPress, and coding events, which can be casual chances to meet with their group and do a bit of coding over coffee. See their Meetup page for more information.
If you’re interested in learning computer coding, we have library resources to help, including the items below. If you need help finding other items, please let us know. We have more than just what is noted here.
- iOS 7 app development essentials (QA 76.8 .I64 S693 2014)
- Microsoft Visual C# 2013 step by step (QA 76.73 .C154 S53 2013)
- Microsoft Visual Basic 2013 step by step (QA 76.73 .M53 H358 2013)
- Learning Python (ebook)
- Microsoft C# Programming for the Absolute Beginner (ebook)
If you’re interested in social networking, these books may help:
- New rules for today’s workplace (HM 742 .L56 2011)
- Job searching with social media for dummies (HF 5382.7 .W35 2011 – In the library collection at Orange County Campus. Books at one campus can be brought to another campus for you to check out.)
- Get hired in a tough market : insider secrets to find and land the job you need now (HF 5382.7 .D4 2010 – Orange County Campus Library)