What do cars, cell phones, microwaves, and websites have in common?
They all rely on code. Code is a set of instructions or rules that computers understand. Code is the language that powers the objects we use everyday.
As technology continues to grow, coding is an essential skill for youth to learn.
Coding is a hands-on activity that teaches problem-solving, critical thinking, design, and usability. These are fundamental skills for the 21st century especially as the tech industry grows. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.
Alameda County Library is not the only library that offers coding. Read the article, United States of STEM, in the latest issue of Careers with Code, and you’ll learn more about how libraries provide opportunities for coding. Anwesha Ghosh is one of the young coders featured in the article. She attends TriValley CoderDojo at the Dublin Library. Read the article and learn more about her experience with coding.
Take a look at the Alameda County Library events calendar for upcoming coding classes.