Everybody Should Learn How to Code
Everybody in this country should learn how to program the computer … Because it teaches you how to think.
– Steve Jobs
So, who is a computer programmer? What is computer programming?
Bill Gates (Microsoft), Jack Dorsey (Twitter), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Drew Houston (Dropbox), Elena Silenok (Clothia), Tony Hsieh (Zappos) and Gabe Newell (Valve) describe computer programming and they talk about how they started to write code for computer. Watch the video.
You do not have to be a genius to know how to code. You just need to be determined and hard working. Because computers are everywhere, in every field.
Go to Code.org to learn how to code and get the inspiration and answer to why everybody should learn basic programming.
Here are few more quotes from great people about importance of computer science and computer programming.
President Bill Clinton
“At a time when people are saying “I want a good job – I got out of college and I couldnt find one,” every single year in America there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are training in computer science.”
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”
“Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.”
“For most people on Earth, the digital revolution hasn’t even started yet. Within the next 10 years, all that will change. Let’s get the whole world coding!”
“Coders change the world. They build new, amazing things faster than ever before. Anyone with imagination can learn to write code.”
“I think everyone should get a little exposure to computer science because it really forces you to think in a slightly different way, and it’s a skill that you can apply in life in general, whether you end up in computer science or not.”
“I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person…as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read.”
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.”