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5 Reasons Why Coding is Cool

5 Reasons Why Coding is Cool

Get with the programming! Coding is becoming more and more popular. Did you know in some states you can take computer coding as a foreign language requirement? And that in 2020 the U.S. Department of Labor projects there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings? Here are five reasons why coding is so cool, though we could go on forever...

1. You can create your own games

What’s more fun than playing a computer game? Actually making a computer game you and your friends can play. Check out this one from Coding Games in Scratch.

 

2. Everyone from rock stars to NBA players are learning coding

We all know Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates understood the importance of learning to code at an early age. But did you know will.i.am, Ashton Kutcher, Chris Bosch, President Barack Obama, and a ton of other celebrities also know how to code?

 

3. Your future looks prosperous

(from Computer Science Education Week)

4. It’s one thing Democrats and Republicans can agree on

During our tumultuous election year, it’s often hard to find an issue all politicians can agree one. We’ve finally found one!

 

5. It’s a global language

Coding allows people from all over the world to connect through the common language of coding. Currently, Scratch is used in more than 150 different countries and available in more than 40 languages to help users create programs that are understood universally.

 

Let the Scratch Day celebrations begin!

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