Students: Want to get ahead? Learn to code

Once an elusive skill known only to the computer geeks who residing in Silicon Valley, coding has since become accessible to anyone with access to the internet.

These days, even your grandmother and cousin in elementary school can tap into free (yes, free) resources to begin learning different languages of code. For good reason, too: it teaches problem solving, analytical skills, perseverance and attention to detail. Employers around the country are looking for more young coders, and not just men.

Even supermodels and high schoolers are coding.

The coders who built the Yup app created the chat-based interface so students can connect with a live tutor for help with their math homework. As such, we want to give YOU the resources you need to get started coding your own app (or website, or just coding for fun!)

Coding for youngsters

Code.org provides educators with the tools to teach coding to users of all ages. It uses games targeted at specific age and skill levels — an enjoyable way to immerse students in programming concepts. For inspiration, you can review actual projects students have made.

That one time, at Coding Camp

For working professionals, Northwestern University recently opened doors to its new coding ‘boot camp’, which claims to make a web developer out of you in 24 weeks. This camp is unique in stressing that coding isn’t just for the millennial generation: current professionals can and should add coding to their skills repertoire.

For students, Apple has added coding and robotics sessions to its summer camp

 

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