There is no denying that 2020 will be one for the books. With so much on your plate during this global pandemic, advancing your skills may have made its way down your priority list. We get it—it’s tempting to push pause on your learning and development goals when you’re focused on more immediate needs. But here’s the thing—there has never been a better time to invest in yourself and your future. 

Here are some of our favorite virtual software development classes that will make you an indispensable member of your tech team.

General Assembly
Whether you’re ready to launch your career in tech or want to cultivate in-demand skills, General Assembly is the place to be. They offer one day, hands-on online bootcamps that help you learn something new, fast. Learn data analysis, user experience design, HTML, CSS & Web Design, digital marketing, JavaScript development, and more all on demand.

Digital Crafts
For any tech newbies or recent graduates, check out the coding bootcamps at DigitalCrafts. This top-rated coding bootcamp in Atlanta offers full stack programs. Classes typically meet at Atlanta Tech Village, but all classes are now offered virtually. You can choose between immersive and flex, depending on the time you’re willing to commit. Cohorts cap out at 18 students, so save your spot!

Originally developed by our friends at Georgia Tech, Coursera gives online learners access to the expertise of some of the top universities and companies in the world. IBM’s “Data Science,” Google’s “IT Support,” and the University of Michigan’s “Python for Everybody” are among the most popular classes. We like that you can find intermediate and advanced courses here!

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning is a hidden gem for those who are looking to learn something new. You can even set a weekly goal to stay on task and track your progress. There are over 700 software development classes to choose from and a wide selection of courses in software testing, design, quality assurance, architecture, and more.

Udemy is another online learning platform that we love for tech teams. Many of these classes are taught by industry experts, and you can filter based on skill level. One of their most popular courses is “Master the Coding Interview: Data Structures + Algorithms,” designed to get participants more coding interviews and job offers. You can also check out their most popular and trending software engineering courses.

Bottom line: even during a global pandemic, it’s important to take time for yourself and invest in your future. You are worth it. If you’re currently looking for a job in tech, check out our job board, and apply today.