Congratulations on being selected to join CodeYourFuture Fundamentals of Tech course!
We know you are excited for the classes to start!
You need to do some preparation now so you are ready and able to participate fully in this course. You might find it helpful to print this page. Check off each task as you complete it, so you know you are ready to come to work on day one.
Check each of these things. If you don't have one or more of these things, contact your city coordinator.
Your coordinator will lend you a computer and internet if you don't have them. This is free. You will not be charged.
3. Professional Accounts (2 hours)
Download and install the following software or register for the apps.
Click on the links to go to the registration pages. Keep your login details for all sites/apps consistent and always use your real name.
CYF recognises you may need to keep your birth name private. When we say real name, we mean the name you go by. It does not have to match your birth certificate or any other legal document. It has to be consistent and professional.
CYF understands you may need to keep your picture off the internet. In this case, generate a robohash picture from your name, and use that for all these accounts. Use your robohash consistently and it will help us recognise each other.
3.1 Gmail, Google Account
Make a new Google account. Use your real name. Don’t use any numbers or words that are not your name. Never put the year of your birth in your professional email address. Your email address should look something like this:
Your Github account name should look something like this: https://github.com/SallyMcGrathWhen prospective employers are looking at your Github portfolio, you need them to know who you are: not your online identity, but the name you put on your job application. Don’t use cute handles on your Github, even though some mentors do. They are not applying for entry level developer roles.
Sign up for Linked In. LinkedIn is the largest professional social network. You will use it to help you get a job and to advance your career. Make a LinkedIn account. Use your real name. Sign in with Google. Connect with your cohort.
Your cohort is your first network, and this is one of the most valuable things you can develop at Code Your Future. A strong, tightly linked, professional network is a powerful asset, so begin building it today.
I have made a LinkedIn account using my professional email address