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When did you learn how to code?

coondoggie (973519) writes | about a year and a half ago

Microsoft 3

coondoggie writes ""I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer — because it teaches you how to think." --Steve Jobs

That's the introduction to a new video and a new organization, Code.org which describes itself as being a is a non-profit organization "devoted to the vision that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn how to code. We believe computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science and math courses such as biology, chemistry and algebra.""

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Oh boy.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43016339)

This is just going to be a 320 comment long pissing match on who learned to code the youngest.

Re:Oh boy.. (1)

MichaelBall (41354) | about a year and a half ago | (#43018089)

Yep! Or who has the most languages under their belt. :)

Late bloomer... (1)

astroengine (1577233) | about a year and a half ago | (#43016753)

I was 23 when I was confronted with an unforeseen component of my PhD that required me to adapt an old FORTRAN 77 (!) program. The learning curve was steep, and from that moment on I truly appreciated the need for coding to be taught at an early age. Up until that point my university (UK) only offered optional classes on programming. It should be an essential part of education well before university level. It's like any language; the earlier you learn it, the more fluent you become.
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