Starting today, I’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, I’ll answer a question I received. For my first video, I answered a question I get asked a lot:
β€œHow do you get a first developer jobβ€Šβ€”β€Šspecifically, a React developer jobβ€Šβ€”β€Šif you don’t have experience?”
And here’s my answer:

Coding is the newΒ literacy
If you’re in tech, you’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 β€œdon’t just play on your phoneβ€Šβ€”β€Šprogram it” as he endorsed the β€œHour of Code” campaign.
Ultimately, coding isn’t just about coding. It’s about thinking, as put so eloquently by Steve Jobs:
β€œI think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how toΒ think.”
This, more than anything, is why programming has become the lingua franca of the 21st centuryβ€Šβ€”β€Šbecause it develops your ability to think…

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