The Federal government finds that coder positions will grow at least through the end of the decade. In 2013, the US News and World Report identified the top 10 percent of computer coders earned $123,490 while lower 10 percent made $43,640. The median annual wage for coders was $76,140.
The Business Dictionary defines ‘computer coding’ as
The process of developing and implementing various sets of instructions to enable a computer to do a certain task. These instructions are considered computer programs and help the computer to operate The language used to program computers is not understood by an untrained eye. Computer programming continues to be a necessary process as the Internet continues to expand. 2. Higher education degree program, which usually requires a certain number of courses to be completed in order to receive certification or a degree.
Working With the Community
American environmental advocate, civil rights activist, attorney, former white house advisor, CNN political commentator and author, of The Green Collar Economy and Rebuild the Dream, Anthony Kapel “Van” Jones has formed an organization with diverse participants “#YesWeCode. Jones and his organization is dedicated to finding ways to uplift today’s urban youth and help them achieve a more promising future. For example, he vows to teach 10,000 Black children computer coding through his program #YesWeCode.
The program, YesWeCode, offers young people, from underserved communities, a venue to learn computer coding. This skill can change their lives, the lives of their families and communities. There are many young people in underserved communities who are fascinated with technical devices eager for technical training but lack funds. YesWeCode offers low-opportunity youth resources to become world-class computer programmers.
They offer a “three-step pipeline to guide youth from introductory coding programs to immersive job-training programs, and eventually into employment.” For more information visit: yeswecode.org.
As designed, YesWeCode offers training and experience the perfect combination for most employers. The desire and drive to be the best coder can put eager initiates into six figure positions and limitless entrepreneurial opportunities.
Often people associate tech jobs with nerdy males; however, there are many opportunities available for teen girls. For 10th and 11th grade girls in New York, there is a program titled “Girls Who Code,” the cost varies and scholarships are available. In Chicago, Illinois “Project Tech Teens” is available—especially for girls; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is important to know that there are concerned individuals working to assist young folk and that opportunities are available for those who are ready to commit and actively pursue their ambitions.
“Computer Programmer,” US News & World Report, http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/computer-programmer
Taylor, F. “Van Jones: ‘I Will Teach 10,000 Black Children Computer Coding’ Via His Program #YesWeCode,” Urban Intellectuals. http://urbanintellectuals.com/2015/08/05/van-jones-i-will-teach-100000-black-children-computer-coding-via-his-program-yeswecode/