This field fits particularly well with the freelance model and shows up on pretty much every list of in-demand skills. Because of this, the titles also pop up a lot on high-paid freelancer lists.
Example Freelancer Sites
Primary Contacts (who you should be marketing to/networking with)
Director of Software Development
CEOs (of smaller companies)
Where to Find Work
Guru: This site can have a mix of jobs, but leans toward developers.
Toptal: Focuses on more skilled and experienced developers
Dice: Been around forever…still focused on tech jobs (you’ll just need to specify freelance in your search).
Experfy: Site for elite data and tech professionals
Skill Development Resources
Code Academy: One of the most frequently recommended sites to learn coding (also free)
Code School: A step-up from some starter programs, this is worth checking out if you’re not brand new to coding anymore
edX: Open source education from big names like MIT and Harvard with the option of paid certificates
Wakatime: “Fitbit for your programming”
Collabos Academy: Their Academy also feeds into a job search platform.
Eight Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Freelance Developer (Forbes): Read this for some insight into your potential clients’ perspective.
Blacks in Technology: Website to keep you up with news and connect with community. You’ll find job resources and career info here too.
If you’ve got any info you think I left out that would be helpful to Black freelance developers, just shoot an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org