Recently, there have been large efforts to try and get people to start coding. Specifically, Code.org, a non-profit foundation dedicated to growing computer programming education, has ramped up this initiative and featured key influencers such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg as spokespeople. On the site, there are further quotes from founders and CEOs of companies such as Reddit, Zynga and Dropbox to celebrities and political figures like Chris Bosh, Ashton Kutcher and Mike Bloomberg, who speak to the significance of learning how to code.
Practical uses for coding have skyrocketed over the years. The computer science field has a continuous strong demand in the job market year after year – companies need computer programmers! So, why is it important for people to understand coding? Well today, the average consumer is almost always in front of a screen, whether it is a computer or a smartphone, all those devices needed coders to be able to work.
What specifically interests me is the coding behind smartphones. Successful companies such as Twitter and Instagram utilized the already existing smartphone and coded enormously successful and popular applications that most millions use on a daily basis. I use my phone all the time. And I think it’s important for me to not only understand (the basics of course) behind coding, but especially for the mobile industry. The mobile industry will only expand, and it is important to understand the logistics behind it, otherwise you might get left in the dust.
A little bit about me: I love the widespread adoption of mobile. From business to personal matters, everything is now on-the-go. Our society is running at an even faster pace, and it seems new advances in mobile technology are intelligent ways to keep up (whether you’re an average user or a business!). In my free time, if you don’t find me snowboarding or at the gym, then you will probably find me toying with my phone