Every website you visit and every app you use on your phone is powered by code. Some of these coding languages have been around for decades, while others have only been around for a few years. With dozens of programming languages in wide use these days, and only a finite number of hours in each day, how are aspiring coders and engineers supposed to decide which ones will best suit their career path? Well, wonder no more.
Coding Dojo, a coding school with six locations in the US, recently announced some very interesting findings about the most in-demand coding languages for multiple cities across the US, including Seattle. The school and coding bootcamp, which also announced a collaborative agreement last year with Bellevue College to share its teachers and curriculum, created these rankings based on job postings found on Indeed.com and Dice.com, as well as Google search data and its own internal class information.
Based on these findings, the six most popular programming languages in the Seattle area are:
Python first appeared back in 1991. Yes, the same year that Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” But don’t let its age fool you. Python is still amazingly popular as an open-source programming language. It is used by Reddit and Instagram, and is in particularly high demand by local powerhouse Amazon.
Whether you’re interested in learning more about these languages or are already coding in them, we highly recommend these language-based Meetups: Appy Hour, Beer & Code Meetup, Beers with Engineers, Hacker News Meetup, MoDev, node.js Meetu, Puget Sound Programming Python (PuPPy), PyLadies, SeattleJS, Seattle .js gaming meetup, Seattle Mobile Web Apps, Seattle Technical Forum, UX Happy Hour, and Women Who Code. You can see a list of all the recurring local events we recommend on our website if you’re looking for great places to connect with tech-minded Seattleites.
Happy coding, and thank you all for contributing to our active community!