Software Development

Insta inspo: 6 social media accounts to get you out of that coding slump

Check out these social media accounts to inspire productivity and creativity instead of wasting them.
Social media can be both a gift and a curse when it comes to productivity.

The endless scroll may keep you in a slack-jawed trance with hours wasted. On the other hand, the scroll might also lead you to an insightful post that piques your professional interest or teaches you something new.

Check out these six accounts that might just be the little push you need to make it to 5 p.m. on some work day, or to break through that coding puzzle that’s been knocking you down.

Baltimore’s own Aaron Brooks and his company have a Twitch channel that offers free coding courses. Right now, Brooks is streaming the whole 22-week Betamore software engineering training program. The channel is currently two weeks and six classes into the lessons, but you can catch up by watching the videos on demand. It’s a great place to get the creative juices flowing by going over the basics.


The Instagram account of education nonprofit Black Girls Code is a good place to look back and remind you how far you’ve come as a developer — and remember that you’re at a position you dreamed of being in years ago.


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A former Google dev, software developer Danny Thompson gives tips on GitHub and various other software dev advice on his twitter that’s sure to ease the load on that next project.

@engineering_bae covered Taylor Poindexter in our How I Got Here series shortly before she landed a role on the dev team at Spotify. On her Twitter account, you’ll find inspiration to land that dream tech job along with a community of technologist commiserating on their journeys in tech.


This instagram follows the iOS journey and offers tips and inspiration from software dev Corey Burgin, featured in one of our earlier “So You Want to Be a Software Developer?” stories on UX design for web.


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This Insta is a catchall for iOS dev tips, highlighting updates to Swift and interesting tips and tricks in iOS development.

Donte Kirby is a 2020-2022 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The Groundtruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. This position is supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation. -30-
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