On November 12-13, 2019, Webflow hosted what would become the new, global movement in tech companies called No Code tech. Today, we are being called the No Code generation where anyone with an idea can start a tech company, as said by Brianne Kimmel of Worklife. She described how “fascinating [it is] to see, during COVID, the number of family members sitting down at the dinner table and starting a mini tech company.” Moreover, today’s generation doesn’t see today’s technology as mere tools for education, research, and scientific breakthroughs like the previous generation, they are also tools of self-expression, communication, income, and entertainment. So, what exactly does no-code tech mean, and if I have a great idea for a tech company, where do I start?
The Code in No-Code Tech
Despite the name, the basis of platforms to build tech start-ups still requires code – or logic derived from basic code. The first necessary skill is designing a pivot table – which you can easily learn through Microsoft Excel. Pivot tables enable you to organize and extract large, detailed data sets. The basic components of a pivot table are data, inputs, formulas, and outputs.
The second foundation of using no-code tech is a basic knowledge of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI). Kristian Kersting from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany, defines machine learning as “learning from examples, from definitions, from being told, and from behavior.” No-code tech takes care of the ML algorithms that cover every eventuality of the learning process.
No-Code Tech Tools
Several no-code tech tools are available based on what kind of company or software you’re building. Here are a few tools worth exploring: