Save the Date for Data: Why You Should Learn SQL with Us

In today's digital world, the ability to understand and manipulate data is a valuable skill that opens doors to countless opportunities. One such skill is SQL (Structured Query Language), a programming language used for managing and manipulating relational databases.

What does that mean?

Think of it this way: SQL is like the language for talking to databases, which are like organized file cabinets full of information. It helps you find, update, and manage data in these cabinets, known as relational database management systems (RDBMS). With SQL, you can dig out useful insights from big data sets, make decisions based on that info, and make your work simpler by automating tasks.

Why learn it?

In today's job market, data is king. Companies across all industries rely on data to drive strategic decisions and gain a competitive edge. By mastering SQL, you can position yourself as valuable asset in fields such as data analysis, business intelligence, data science, and database administration. Moreover, the demand for professionals with SQL skills is high, leading to lucrative career opportunities and job security.

Once you’ve got the edge on SQL, you can take that learning further and really take control of your data. Whether it's analyzing personal finances, managing household budgets, or tracking health metrics, SQL proficiency enables individuals to organize and make sense of their data independently. This sense of empowerment extends beyond the workplace, allowing you to confidently navigate various aspects of your life with data-driven insights.

Make it work for you.

SQL skills are highly transferable and can be applied across different industries and job roles. With the rise of remote work, learning SQL offers you the flexibility to pursue remote or freelance opportunities, enabling you to finally achieve that work-life balance you’ve been seeking. Whether it's freelancing as a data analyst, offering SQL consulting services, or working remotely for a tech company, SQL opens doors to flexible career paths.

Get to work.

Getting started with SQL is easier than you might think. There are plenty of resources available online, including tutorials, courses, and interactive platforms, that cater to beginners. GDI is offering an Intro to SQL series, starting on May 18th. In nine classes over the course of three weeks, you’ll learn how to use SQL and its basic syntax. , explore querying and aggregating data in individual tables, querying multiple related tables (JOINs), and writing subqueries. We will be using an online SQL database tool to teach students how to write queries; no installation required! Learn more about the course and sign up by clicking here.

Don’t wait.

Sign up by the end of the week and get 25% off the course using the code SQL25 (participants must register by May 12, 2024). Learning SQL is not just about mastering a programming language; it's about empowering yourself with a valuable skill set that opens doors to endless possibilities. Whether you're looking to advance your career, gain independence, or contribute to closing the gender gap in tech, SQL can help you shape a life you're proud of.

Start your SQL journey today and unlock the power of data in your hands.