Coding 101: Introduction to Coding

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Coding is everywhere! Everything you see on the screen in front of you is possible due to coding. Everything you are able to do on your smartphone is possible due to coding. The applications of coding is increasing at an exponential rate.

If you head over to code.org and take a look at some stats, you’ll see an incredible trend.  By the year 2020, there are projected to be 1.4 million additional programming jobs added to the global economy, while only 0.4 million computer science students will graduate in that time.  Notwithstanding any people that make lateral career transitions, this projects a jaw-dropping 1 million more programming jobs than people to fill them.

Coders receive one of the best starting salaries after graduating from college.

http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/computer-programmer/salary

Click on the link below to get a taste of coding. You will have 2 days to work on this project. First, complete the Animate your Name challenge. Follow the directions!!! Second, complete the Sun, Earth, and Code challenge. Third, complete the About You challenge. Fourth, if there is still time available, view all courses and learn a new language.

http://www.codecademy.com/courses/hour-of-code/0/1