A Ladies Guide to... CODE
What is code? Code is the data or instructions in a computer program.
Why learn to code? The biggest benefit of learning to code is that it helps you understand how computers work. Coding can also improve thinking and problem solving skills. It can help you build websites or further your career. Coding can also be fun.
If you are interested in learning to code, there are many free websites that will teach you.
1. Codecademy (www.codecademy.com): they offers many courses for coding and computer languages. Their app introduces you to the basic concepts behind the apps on your phone and the websites you visit. You’ll learn to understand the basic structure of code. This is one of the better coding website I’ve tried.
2. Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org): This website not only teaches code, but also math, science, economics, finance, arts, and humanities. This website is an amazing free resource for anybody willing to try.
3. Girl Develop It (girldevelopit.com), Ladies Learning Code (ladieslearningcode.com), Girls Who Code (girlswhocode.com), and Black Girls Code (blackgirlscode.com) are all websites dedicated to help girls learn how to code.
4. Made with Code (www.madewithcode.com): A fun website where you can create a bracelet or make your own beat. It won’t teach you how to code, but it gives an entertaining perspective on what coding can create.
I’m also interested to hear about the ones you’ve discovered!