“Learn to code.”
You hear it all the time – from tech entrepreneurs, educators and even the White House. But why is coding important, and who should be learning to code? We’re here to help you get started.
Programming is at the heart of innovation. Learning how to code will help young students be prepared for future careers in computer science. But adults can benefit, too. Programming is already a coveted skill in the workplace. Taking the time to develop coding skills can help provide greater career flexibility and help you with personal projects and hobbies. Coding can help you to organize your files and better understand the tools you use in everyday life.
You don’t have to sit in front of a screen to learn some of the basic ideas behind coding. Try:
When it comes to programming on a computer or other device, adults and kids are often funneled into different avenues of learning. Kids get fun, interactive apps and tools, while grown-ups go straight to text-based coding. But adults should check out the fun stuff, too, like:
You’ve finished the games, solved challenges and earned badges. Now, it’s time to take your coding to the next level by learning a new language. Here are some great starter options.
Learn these computer programming languages and more with interactive tutorials from Lynda.com. All Anythink customers have free access to Lynda.com’s comprehensive platform, making it easy to learn from the comfort of home. Click here to get started.
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