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Importance of Coding for Future Jobs

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

We all know Bill Gates, the man behind the Microsoft empire who owns a net worth of 114 billion USD. But do you know when his journey towards becoming a tech visionary began? The first program he wrote was to a tic-tac-toe game, and he was 13 then.

Again, we're all familiar with Mark Zuckerberg and the story of the mighty Facebook. But do you know that he started learning to code when he was in middle school? He recalls his childhood and says, "I had a bunch of friends who were artists. They'd come over, draw stuff, and I'd build a game out of it."

Many thriving global leaders were early adopters of technology. They went to the same school as other kids, studied the same subjects, and took the same tests. It’s not the entire picture. They all learned to code when they were kids to build amusing computer games to play. Now, they do the same to solve significant problems in the world.