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Code 101

  1. 1. Code 101 Why you should code +SamuelOkoroafor Software Engineer at iQube Labs
  2. 2. What is CODE?
  3. 3. CODE is simply is set of instructions given to a computer to execute and produce feedback
  4. 4. So what is the point? Why do I need to learn to code?
  5. 5. “Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It's important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code” – Will. I. Am(Black Eyed Peas)
  6. 6. “Computer programmers are in great demand by American businesses, across the tech sector, banking, entertainment, you name it. These are some of the highest-paying jobs, but there are not enough graduates to fill these opportunities.” – Marco Rubio(Senator)
  7. 7. Coding is not a goal. It’s a tool for solving problems.
  8. 8. The world is changing at an increasingly rapid rate and being able to control technology and have it work with your goals and desires is so important.
  9. 9. “The Nobel prize for chemistry was just awarded for computer modelling of chemical reactions.”
  10. 10. But how do I begin?
  11. 11. Don’t get stuck at choosing a programming language Pick the kind of development you want to do and start using the first one that works
  12. 12. There are a ton of different areas you can fit in Web Development (HTML,CSS, JavaScript) Mobile Apps development (Android apps, Windows Phone apps, blackberry apps) Desktop scripting Add-ons (Plug ins) ……etc
  13. 13. Remember, coding can be tasking sometimes but your passion would keep you going
  14. 14. What if I don’t want to CODE?
  15. 15. There are hundreds of other things to learn. Working for a CODER is one of them
  16. 16. Thank you
  17. 17. Useful resources • http://lifehacker.com/5401954/programmer-101-teach-yourself-howto-code • http://code.org/

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