Everyone should learn how to code — but that doesn't mean everyone needs to be a programmer.

Two deer people learning how to code on an old computer
Two deer people learning how to code on an old computer
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People who aren’t too curious about software have the craziest ideas of what programming is like. A few months ago, I told my dad I was interested in learning how to code, and he gave me the strangest look I’ve ever seen on his face.

— Hey dad, I think I’m going to sign up for this online Harvard course, it looks great and it is free.
— Sounds good, what’s it about?
— Programming.
— …??

His reaction wasn’t about not supporting me (which he always has) or disregarding the value of the field. He just couldn’t understand why…

Santiago Bolivar

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