Why Every IT Pro Should Learn to Code: An Exclusive Interview With freeCodeCamp’s Quincy Larson
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Why Every IT Pro Should Learn to Code: An Exclusive Interview With freeCodeCamp's Quincy Larson

It has become increasingly important for today's IT pros to have a diverse skill set. As more organizations adopt technologies like cloud and automation, IT pros who know how to code will be in high demand. 

CBT Nuggets trainer Bart Castle recently sat down with freeCodeCamp founder Quincy Larson to discuss this very topic. During the interview, Larson stressed the importance of learning JavaScript and Python — how doing so can help a wide range of IT pros from sysadmins to DevOps.

"They are two of the biggest software development platforms out there, Larson said. "If you learn how to use those, you're unlocking a lot of tools that you can add to your cart eventually."

Watch the full 22-minute interview below:

CBT Nuggets and freeCodeCamp have partnered to create content hosted on YouTube. Visitors to freeCodeCamp's YouTube channel can watch a free Linux Server course created by CBT Nuggets trainer Shawn Powers. The 5-hour course covers foundational knowledge and skills needed to work with Linux, a popular open-source operating system. 

freeCodeCamp is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people learn how to code. Larson said that about half a million people use freeCodeCamp daily to learn and hone their skills.

CBT Nuggets and freeCodeCamp are in the process of creating more content — that will in turn be hosted on the CBTN YouTube Channel.