According to a global software developer survey done in 2020, a whopping 91.5% of developers are male. There’s a general myth that women and girls aren’t all that interested in technical subjects, which isn’t strictly true. Despite the gender imbalance in the world of tech, more and more young girls are becoming interested in learning to code.
Do you think your child would enjoy learning how to code? In celebration of international women’s day, we take a look at the 5 reasons why girls should get into coding.
1) Coding is accessible
Take it from us, learning how to code isn’t as difficult as it used to be. Thanks to the wealth of information now available online, as well as online courses and kid-friendly coding organisations like ours, the discipline has never been more accessible for new learners.
2) Coding opens doors for lots of career options
From Web Developers, to Data Scientists, to Network Administrators, there are several career options for your child if they choose to go down the coding career path. Coders are in demand and that’s not going to change anytime soon!
3) Coding presents a challenge
When children first learn how to code, it’s almost like learning how to solve a fun puzzle. As their abilities and understanding grows, these puzzles become increasingly complex. Coding challenges the mind and develops problem-solving skills in ways that other disciplines don’t.
Having delivered coding workshops in some schools for a number of years, we’ve seen first hand how children learn, overcome challenges then thrive.
4) Coding helps unleash your creativity
Coding isn’t a boring collection of data- code creates and builds. Code has a goal and code can be whatever your child wants it to be. They just have to use their imagination!
5) Coding needs girls
Females make 85% of online shopping decisions. How can businesses properly meet the demands of users without seeing their code from a woman’s perspective? With such a huge gender gap in the world of tech, it is clear that the feminine touch is seriously lacking. As Ernie K-Doe once said, here come the girls!
At Jam Coding, our coaches are both male and female and we have an equal boy/girl take up on our workshops. We inspire young girls to embark on a digital future by working with them at the right ages.
Are you considering getting your child into coding? Connect with us on social media for helpful tips and expert advice or get in touch to book a workshop in your area.