Learning to code is much bigger than just getting a good paying job. It’s challenging, empowering and will help you change the world for the better. Coding doesn’t discriminate, and neither does someone’s innate ability to learn to code. No matter your race, religion – or sex – coding helps you think critically, and sharpens problem solving skills essential for any career.
Some unfortunately, don’t agree. James Damore, a recently fired Google employee, wrote a 10-page memo about how Google’s efforts to improve diversity were misguided. One of his big arguments revolved around evolutionary psychology and how men and women are fundamentally different, implying that women aren’t as well suited to be coders. We wholeheartedly disagree and believe anyone and everyone can – and should! – code. Apparently, so does Google and most other companies in tech right now. Take a look at the full Recode article.
There’s no denying that we’re a bit skewed today on the male/female ratio in computer science majors and jobs, but theCoderSchool is joining others in hopes of helping change that soon.
Girl Coding Power, in our San Francisco location