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What It Means To Be A Coder

Computer Coding: What Most Schools Don’t Teach

As of 2013, only 1 in 10 schools taught students how to code. As a result of this and continued lack of coding education, a major technology skills gap has developed. In this video, famous coders and programmers talk about how they got started in coding, why they love it, and what they’re doing to inspire others.

Key Takeaways From The Video:

You Don’t Need To Be A Genius To Code

There is a huge stigma around coding: you have to be a genius and understand everything about computers before you can learn to code. The truth is, though, coders all start at the same level. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg both started coding because they were curious. If you have passion, drive, and are intrigued by what you can create with a computer, then coding is for you. Really, anyone can learn how to code with the right amount of grit and the right instruction.

Software, Computers, and Coding Impact Every Industry

If you think you’ll be stuck in a dark room typing away at a computer every day as a programmer, then it’s time to reconsider what you think you know. Coders are working in every industry. The medical field, agriculture, and business are all relying more and more on software created by coders. When you learn how to code and create applications, you can learn how to change the world.

Coding Is About Creativity

Ultimately, coding isn’t just technical, it’s creative. It’s your creativity that can help you take your coding skills to new heights. The giant technology companies like Facebook and Dropbox may offer cool work environments to attract new employees, but it also helps to keep the creative energy flowing. Playing music at work, free food and snacks, and scooters help to keep things lively, so that creativity can always be happening.

Are you interested in learning more about coding? Download our Introduction to the World of Coding guide to start exploring the journey.

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