3 Reasons YOU Should Learn to Code

3 Reasons YOU Should Learn to Code

Writen by Ben Ehrlich
Sep 07, 2020

When you learn Java, Python, Javascript, HTML, CSS, or other forms of code, you’re learning entirely different languages made up of commands and intricate patterns of code. And while you learn how to create games, sites, and applications with these languages you also learn to use and grow qualities that make up the tool belt of a typical computer coder.

✓ Fostering Your Creativity

Ever played a game online and wondered the kinds of things you could do to improve it? Or picture yourself having your own site to promote a business or a club. Creativity, the quality of expressing yourself, is something anyone who learns a language can acquire. By coding you can give yourself a new outlet to express your creativity through building online. You’ll have more room to imagine creating your own sites, games and applications and now have the knowledge to do so. By building on your coding knowledge, you’ll discover just how big and complex the world of computer coding can be and discover possibilities that you may not have even imagined for yourself before.

✓ Learning Persistence & Problem Solving

When you try to learn something there are challenges and obstacles you might go through. Coding is no different. As someone who codes with HTML, CSS, and Javascript I’ve often run into many problems. Some of them are that I can’t find the mistake in my coding that has my website malfunctioning or looking a way I don’t want it to. With good teachers and acquired knowledge, anyone can learn to problem solve and persevere through these kinds of issues. Once you do, you’ll realize that approaching coding problems through logical, computational thinking will have you tackling even the most complex coding issues, improving your skills to the point you’ll be able to create things as impressive as the professionals.

✓ Advancing Communication Skills

Not only will you learn a language that allows you to communicate with computers in ways that’ll allow you to further understand and take advantage of our technological society, but you’ll also have a whole new way to communicate and understand fellow coders both face-to-face and online. Some might think that coding is a completely independent practice. When you code, a lot of the times you need to work on your own and that is true. But there are many cases in which coders will need to work with others to make what they’re building work as best as they can. In games like Minecraft and sites like Tumblr, coders can work together to create worlds or create themes for their blogs. In classes like those given at Coditum (and SummerTech), kids work alongside peers with a common interest in technology to help one another, learn from one another, and make the most out of their coding education and experience.