SkillStack

A curated directory of resources to learn digital skills.

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Ben Tossell
No-coder πŸ‘‰ Makerpad.co
Can I ask what experience you have in creating startups that makes this curated directory a valuable one?
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yas
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@bentossell I wouldn't say this directory is to do with 'creating startups' per se but it should direct people who want to learn more about a field they are not used to. I've worked with startups for about 4-5 years and have come across many people who have self taught themselves skills that they now have made a career out of. Most of the resources on here were part of a personal list that I've been curating for 2 years. This is really just something I wanted to do for fun to get my self into the habit of working on side projects :)
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Ben Tossell
No-coder πŸ‘‰ Makerpad.co
@yasrostom only mentioned the startup focus from our previous conversation, thanks for clearing it up!
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yas
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@bentossell of course! I meant startup relevant skills but can see where the misinterpretation was
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yas
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Thanks for the hunt! @kwdinc ! SkillStack is a curated directory of resources to help people learn digital skills. It was inspired by many other of the stacks that have come out in the recent months. It includes around 130 resources which are split by type of skill i.e Code, Design, Data, Marketing etc. It's then further split into 2 categories for each skill; Books and Courses. Initially this started as a 'yelp' for courses to learn to code but whilst I was working on it, I saw that someone had done something similar. I could've carried on but I realised it would not be adding anymore value that what existed already. So I went back to the drawing board and thought what else I could do. As someone who is constantly looking for the best place to learn new skills, I would always list them somewhere when ever I came across them. I thought putting this all in one place could be a fun side project, so here it is! Would appreciate any feedback!
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Chris GregoriSoftware Engineer
Very cool - I like the range of skills on offer. Looks very handy and something I'll look at in the future when I'm looking to expand my skillset, nice job!
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yas
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@_chrisgreg Thanks Chris! feel free to recommend any resources you may have come across that you think would be useful to share!
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Chris GregoriSoftware Engineer
@yasrostom Jon Ducketts other book about jquery is fantastic, as is Node Cookbook by David Clement if people are looking to improve their server-side JavaScript.
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yas
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@_chrisgreg Thanks Chris - will check these out :)
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Looks great - love the interface - how did you shortlist the resources? From experience or by talking to the community?
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yas
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@tombwatts Thanks Tom! Good questions - so, some of the books were recommended by people I spoke to and some were found through a lot of personal research. There are also plenty of courses and books I have personally vetted too. Ideally, I want the community to recommend all the resources they have found useful when trying to self learn new skills
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@yasrostom Nice I like the recommendations angle- I've got a few I can sling your way - DM me.
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yas
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@tombwatts Will do - thanks tom
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Nice job. The inclusion of books is a big plus β€” something that is too often overlooked.
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yas
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@michaelkleincc Thanks! - everyone has a different learning style so important to include both. I think books work even better when supplemented alongside the courses.
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