As the business side of LuckyBird, I had never considered learning to code. I’m pretty bad at math and the idea of trying to understand lines upon lines of zeros and ones scared the shit out of me. Then I saw the code.org video.
Is 25 too old to learn how to code? When I put in perspective, I’m going to be building things my entire life, so I don’t think so. Plus, how many opportunities will I have where I can be working right next to a programming savant who can give me instruction on what I’m doing wrong and right and more importantly why it’s wrong and right.
So far my fear of drowning in ones and zeros has been completely unfounded. Coding is like Legos for grownups and that’s awesome. While I’m still a total noob, I really enjoying being able to write a few lines of HTML or tweak the CSS and immediately see the result of my efforts. It’s pretty incredible to be able to create things with your mind, and at this very early stage, that’s how I understand writing code. I think I’m hooked
I want to give a huge thank you to Codecademy for creating such a great service that gives the perfect bite-size chunks of information, while also giving me the immediate satisfaction of seeing and interacting with the things I build. I also want to thank my cofounder Cam for helping walk me through some of the parts that need more clarification. Also, having someone that I can bounce ideas off of and talk about theory with is priceless.
If its something that you’ve always been curious about or wanted to do, stop thinking about it and do it. I recommend starting here. Thanks for reading, but its time for me to go. I have code on the mind and its just waiting to be written.