Every year, thousands of people try their hand at learning how to code, and for good reason. Being efficient in a programming language (or several) is a pathway to economic empowerment for a lot of people. In 2017, the average computer programmer made around $82,000 a year, with the top coders salaried at $100,000.
The financial benefits, while important, only speak to a fraction of what it means when a person learns to harness the technology that people use every day. Learning to code can open up a world of possibilities for the kinds of things people can create and the problems they can solve. However, the journey to gaining the skills to be able to do all these things can be long and arduous. We know that and are here to help.
CodeNewbie and Afrotech have similar missions. We both want to empower the next generation of technologists and creators while giving them the tools and advice they need to create their best work, plus fix the problems they see happening in their community. CodeNewbie has done that for years through their events, podcasts, and social media presence. We’re excited to offer them another platform to continue their great work.
In their first blog for Afrotech, CodeNewbie founder, Saron Yitbarek walks potential programming students through things to consider before navigating through their own coding journey — that’s dropping later this week!
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