Coding: The New Literacy

August 14, 2018

The other day, I was talking to an opthamologist about taking classes at Codeup. The more we talked about the opportunities that lay ahead, the more excited he got. He told me something worth noting:"I wish I were young enough to do this. This field is very exciting!"In my head, I asked myself, "Why does one have to be young to want to learn something new?"It is never too late to start a new career or learn a new skill that will be very useful in the coming years. The opthamologist makes a lot of good money and has worked hard for many years to get to where he is now. He has earned his place in society without a doubt. However, it goes to show that people, no matter where they are in life or society, yearn to learn something new and exciting. Why not learn something that could potentially benefit you in the near future?If you can see the potential in learning computer programming and understanding technology at a deeper level, then you owe it to yourself to learn. There are many free resources online allowing you to learn and coding bootcamps that can teach you programming at a deeper level in a very short time. Coding is the new literacy, and no one wants to be left behind wondering how everything works.Take advantage of any opportunity you have available to you to learn something new, especially when it comes to computer programming. It is the skill of today and the future.