4 Reasons to Get on Tech Twitter Now

Twitter helped me so much in so many ways!

Hana Makhlouf
4 min readJan 24, 2021
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‘Tech’ Twitter is the term used to refer to the Twitter community who have an interest in technology. This includes people working in tech, studying tech-related degrees, freelancers, self-taught technologists and everything in between.

I discovered Tech Twitter around 2 years ago and genuinely benefitted from the people on it. Here are 4 ways I made the most out of Tech Twitter:


Opportunities! Opportunities! Opportunities!

Tech Twitter is a goldmine when it comes to opportunities! This isn't just limited to jobs, it also included tweets about free courses, events, programmes, etc.

Let me give you a few examples.

At the beginning of lockdown, someone tweeted that IBM was offering free data science courses and I was really interested in getting into data science at the time. I clicked the link in the tweet and ended up doing a few courses.

By the way, a lot of these courses are still available for free here.

Last year, someone from my Twitter network retweeted that there’s a beginners web development course offered by 2 amazing computer science students who founded an organisation called Project Function! I got in touch and enrolled in the programme. I completed the course and met amazing people – all through a tweet.

Image of Daryl Cecile and Hana Makhlouf receiving certificate from Project Function course
Daryl Cecile (Co-founder of Project Function) and me — getting my course certificate! (Image by Author)

Learn more about Project Function here.


I think that this is what makes Tech Twitter so amazing in my opinion. People are just happy to help. Many post threads outlining useful resources in their respective fields, answer questions about programming and are happy to retweet your…



Hana Makhlouf

Software engineer by day. Passionate about everything tech, reading and self-development👩🏽‍💻