How to Find Your Way in Tech

Start with the three F’s

Billy Frazier
4 min readAug 9, 2022
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Over my career, I’ve explored the “three F’s of tech”:

  • I freelanced for almost a decade
  • I founded a tech company with a software developer
  • I now work full-time as a tech consultant

The biggest surprise?

I did all of this without learning how to code.

You see, thanks to my own background in design and business, I’m a fierce advocate of getting into tech without following the same conventional wisdom we’ve heard for decades:

“Learn how to code.”

Sure, learning how to build technology can give you a different perspective and even a greater appreciation for the industry as a whole, but it isn’t a “must have.” I see it as more of a “nice to have.”

As someone with a non-technical background, I’ve learned that one of the best parts of working in tech is the ability to choose your own adventure.

For some like myself, this also means piecing together your own career using one or more of the three F’s.

When it comes to your career, there’s a good chance your looking for something more:

  • More money
  • More flexibility



Billy Frazier

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