More women are needed in the digital and tech industries. Young women are still underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM fields), although they report to have higher grades in high school and university than their male counterparts.
What is a programmer?
Traditionally a male-dominated field, a programmer can create websites, phone apps and computer software. She can also create computer games and other digital creative outlets such as Virtual Reality (VR) and can also work in emerging fields like Artificial Intelligence (AI).
What does a programmer do?
A programmer creates codes or instructions that the computer can run and execute, using a specific programming language and platforms. Choosing a technical career can be extremely rewarding and can open doors and leadership opportunities for young women. Programmers enjoy increased job flexibility and salary benefits when compared to other careers, and she can often work from home with companies located anywhere in the world! To read about a young girl’s decision to pursue a technical career path, click here: https://www.voicesofyouth.org/day-of-the-girl-karen-polinesia
There are many different types of programming languages. Here are a few of some free online courses on coding:
Free Code Camp: https://www.freecodecamp.org/
EdX Free Courses, ‘Getting Started with Python’: https://www.edx.org/course/programming-for-everybody-getting-started-with-pyt?index=product&queryID=069bcf969248604ada7a2e78f438577b&position=1
Kahn Academy, ‘Computer Programming’: https://www.khanacademy.org/computing/computer-programming
If you are interested in a career in programming or technology, you can send any queries to email@example.com.