Cory Althoff is a programmer, speaker, and author whose work includes The Self-Taught Programmer and The Self-Taught Computer Scientist. After graduating with a major in political science, Cory taught himself to program, eventually becoming a software engineer at eBay. Several media outlets have praised his books. The Next Web called The Self-Taught Programmer one of the best books to develop your coding skills, and The Chicago Tribune included it on their lists of best computer science books. Over 250K developers are part of the self-taught programmer community he created through his popular Facebook group, blog, newsletter, and Udemy course. Cory lives in California with his wife and daughter.
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2022
Apr 01, 2022
Apr 01, 2022
Excited to join CompTIA as Senior Vice President, Coding Programs! 🎉
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Senior Vice President, Coding Programs, CompTIA
Apr 01, 2022
Apr 01, 2022
Ended my journey as Developer Advocate at Vonage!
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Developer Advocate, Vonage
Feb 28, 2022
Feb 28, 2022
ZDNet included The Self-Taught Computer Scientist in their list of recommended CS books. 
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Feb 04, 2022
Feb 04, 2022
Featured on CNBC giving advice about teaching kids to code. 
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Jan 01, 2022
Jan 01, 2022
Ended my journey as Author at John Wiley & Sons!
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Author, John Wiley & Sons
2021
Dec 16, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Spoke at DevRelCon.
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