Advice for Anyone Who Wants to Break Into the Tech Industry

Without knowing how to code

Billy Frazier
6 min readNov 4, 2022
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As someone who has worked in tech for over a decade, I can’t stress enough how much it can change your life.

If you’re patient, you can find higher salaries, create larger positive impact, and take advantage of more opportunities to learn.

Unfortunately, when it comes to advice for making the leap, the best we can usually do is:

“Learn how to code!”

Sure, for those who are fortunate enough to grow up with technology or are naturally gifted with left-brained, logic-based thinking, learning how to code can create endless opportunities for finding or piecing together a job in tech.

But what about everyone else?

How do we help those who don’t already come from a technical background and might not be able to invest time, money, and energy into learning how to code?

In other words, how do we help non-technical people, many of whom identify as “creatives,” get into tech?

As someone who falls squarely into this category myself, I tend to have a soft spot for these types of people. My transition into tech was much more haphazard than I would have liked, so I these days, I try to help others…



Billy Frazier

Principal experience designer, writer, and leader who’s fumbling forward through a creative career while helping others do the same.