2016/01 To Code or Not to Code ...

Submitted by 3CtreamAdmin on Thu, 12/01/2016 - 15:47

You don't need a degree in Computer Science to code.  In fact, some of the better coders out there have degrees in literature and languages.  It's never too late to learn code - and learning, just like any language, makes you literate - and adds another skill that might just translate into earnings. Computational thinking can aid problem solving and help with understanding large amounts of information.

 Computers aren't going away any time soon - how do they work? How do the apps on your smartphone operate? What is behind that website you are always scrolling through?

You don't need to dedicate your life to code - you can add it to your existing skills.  Learning a language like python or even basic html could make your future job easier while offering an interesting learning opportunity today.  Think of it this way - do you play golf? Do you enjoy cooking? You are probably not a pro golfer nor a celebrity chef;  but these activities add to your life experience, and who knows? Maybe you turn pro one day.

Who needs to learn to code? Probably everyone. Like reading, if you learn to read you can read to learn. There are countless platforms online offering free coding courses. Codeacademy is our favourite.

Learn to code | Codeacademy https://www.codecademy.com/