Starting today, Iโ€™m collaborating with #freeCodeCamp on a YouTube series called Ask Preethi. You can write me with your coding questions, doubts, frustrations, and experiences.

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Each week, Iโ€™ll answer a question I received. For my first video, I answered a question I get asked a lot:
โ€œHow do you get a first developer jobโ€Šโ€”โ€Šspecifically, a React developer jobโ€Šโ€”โ€Šif you donโ€™t have experience?โ€
And hereโ€™s my answer:

Coding is the newย literacy
If youโ€™re in tech, youโ€™ve heard the mantra: coding is the new literacy.
Countless organizations are finding ways to embrace this new literacy. Even former President Barack Obama jumped on the bandwagon, saying โ€œdonโ€™t just play on your phoneโ€Šโ€”โ€Šprogram itโ€ as he endorsed the โ€œHour of Codeโ€ campaign.
Ultimately, coding isnโ€™t just about coding. Itโ€™s about thinking, as put so eloquently by Steve Jobs:
โ€œI think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how toย think.โ€
This, more than anything, is why programming has become the lingua franca of the 21st centuryโ€Šโ€”โ€Šbecause it develops your ability to thinkโ€ฆ

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