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Coding for writers

Coding for Writers

We're running a four-week, intensive Python programming course, specifically for people with a background in writing.

You'll need to dedicate 15-20 hours per week. The course is fully remote, and you can join from anywhere in the world, but most people will likely be in a UTC+1 or UTC+2 timezone.

If you're a writer, learning some basic coding skills will help you in many ways:

  • You'll be able to automate boring parts of your job (making the same edit across files, compiling statistics, web scraping, and more).
  • You'll be able to write about technology and programming with more confidence (some of the highest paid writing gigs around).
  • You'll have an easier time communicating with software engineers.

Some of the most in-demand jobs right now are a combination of coding and writing: product management, technical writing, developer advocacy, sales engineering, and more.


The course will be run mainly in our community Slack group. You'll be working through chapters of our book Learn Python the Right Way and sharing your writing expertise with participants from the other half of the course (Writing for Coders), while also getting feedback from the Ritza team.

  • We'll start on Monday, 4 July 2022 and run through Friday, 29 July 2022.
  • There will be a weekly Zoom call, but otherwise all work and communication will be done asynchronously, via Slack.
  • There is a joining fee of $100.
  • For each person who pays the joining fee, we are making one scholarship place available for someone who cannot afford the fee.
  • There will be a maximum of 12 participants (though likely fewer as this is the second ever time we are running the course).

Sign up

  • To apply, please fill out the Google Form.

  • We'll review your application and make contact within three working days.

  • If you are accepted (and have not applied for the scholarship option), we'll send you a payment link for the joining fee (to be paid by credit or debit card, other options available on request).
  • You will be accepted if:
    • You have some demonstrable writing experience.
    • You can commit to 15-20h/week.
    • There are places available in your category (paid or scholarship).