Why Coding Communities Are Good for Your Career

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Well, you are reading this on a community-built platform, so let's chat about why coding communities are a great way to advance in your career.

What's a coding community?

A coding community (as Codú sees it) is a group of individuals who share a passion for coding and programming.

Online or in person, there are plenty of ways to connect with a community of your peers. Coding communities are fantastic for everyone, even if you are just getting started in coding or a veteran trying to stay up to date.

Alright, tell me why?

Learning new skills

Coding communities are a great place to learn new skills and technologies. You can ask questions, get feedback on your code, and learn from others' experiences. This can help you keep up with the latest developments in your field and become a more valuable employee.

Staying up to date

The web development sphere expands so fast that we often feel overwhelmed. By being a part of an active community, you can usually hear whispers of cool new tech that people are trying years before they are mainstream tools.


Coding communities provide an opportunity to network with other developers and programmers. This can lead to job opportunities, partnerships, and collaborations. You can also connect with mentors who can offer guidance and support as you navigate your career. Surrounding myself with great people has accelerated my career majorly.

Staying motivated

Coding communities can be a source of motivation and inspiration. You can connect with other like-minded individuals who share your passion for coding, which can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. I don't know about you, but being around people who are excited about the space motivates me.

Open-source projects

Many coding communities contribute to open-source projects, which are software projects available to the public and can be modified and improved by anyone. Contributing to open-source projects can be a great way to build your skills, gain experience, and make a name for yourself in the web dev arena.

The platform you are reading this on is open-source (source), and we have other projects popping off that have a lower technical barrier, such as our free developer resource list (source).

Having open-source experience on your CV makes it stand out from the rest of the pack, as 99% of developers will never do it.

Coding communities can provide various benefits for your career, from learning new skills and networking to building your portfolio and staying motivated. Whether a beginner or an experienced developer, joining a coding community can help you grow and achieve your career goals.

If you haven't joined one, I'm inviting you. ✉️

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Written by Niall Maher

Founder of Codú - The web developer community! I've worked in nearly every corner of technology businesses; Lead Developer, Software Architect, Product Manager, CTO and now happily a Founder.


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