Each week, I’ll answer a question I received. For my first video, I answered a question I get asked a lot:
“How do you get a first developer job — specifically, a React developer job — if you don’t have experience?”
And here’s my answer:
Coding is the new 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 “don’t just play on your phone — program it” as he endorsed the “Hour of Code” campaign.
Ultimately, coding isn’t just about coding. It’s about thinking, as put so eloquently by Steve Jobs:
“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.”
This, more than anything, is why programming has become the lingua franca of the 21st century — because it develops your ability to think…
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