4 Reasons Why Coding is Cool

4 Reasons Why Coding is Cool

Get with the programming! Coding is becoming more and more popular around the world. In many places it's becoming a standard subject taught in schools, and it's estimated that by 2020, the number of computer specialist job openings will have exploded!  Here are four 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 professional athletes 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, Barack Obama and a ton of other celebrities also know how to code?

 

3. Your future looks prosperous

A computer science major can earn 40% more than the university average.

(from Computer Science Education Week

4. 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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