Are you interested in returning to work with flexibility and a high paying hourly wage? What about work with creativity and that’s interesting? Adda Birnir wanted it all and saw the path forward in technology. She taught herself to code and in doing so had an “a ha” moment that she could help others get there, too — completely transforming her career.

Birnir founded Skillcrush, where anyone can learn to code, at their own pace, on their own time. She shares her love for coding and how she turned a side project into a flourishing business with Après CEO Jen Gefsky in this episode of The After Show Podcast.

You can learn to code too! Even if you don’t plan to be a full time developer, Birnir points out that “a basic fluency of technology” — how it works and how it comes together — can help with communication on teams, may potentially help you found your own business, and can position you well for the future.

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