Learn to Code

Writing code is a creative act.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

We teach kids in school to write creatively, though most of them won't publish a great novel.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

We teach kids in school to write creatively, though most of them won't publish a great novel.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

We teach kids in school to paint, though many of them won't ever have a painting hanging in a gallery.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Why should we not teach them all to code?

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Are we so insecure in our positions as builders that we fear other people writing code?

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

I honestly do not understand how you can comfortably be okay with advocating that coding really should just be for a few.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

No, not everyone has/can/will become a professional programmer, but do they need to for it to be valuable to them?

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Art and building can be extremely therapeutic (and has been proven to be), because it hits parts of the mind you don't usually use.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Coding doesn't have to be a transferable skill (though, I'd argue it is) for it to be useful to everyone to learn.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

The "please don't learn to code we have enough bad coders" mentally reeks of elitism.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Learn to code. Learn to hack. Learn to build something where nothing has existed before.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

You should see the look of excitement in someone's face when they code something and get it to run for the first time.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

Adults and children both. They suddenly did something they had no idea they were capable of.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014

They step out from being a consumer of tech. To being a builder. That transition is mind blowing.

— Lindsey Bieda (@lindseybieda) July 5, 2014