The Language of the Future
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“Swift is a language that just came out and that’s Apple’s coding language. For swift you need to know the basics like class, object, and property. You have to really analyze what you are making,” says senior Gina Joerger.
Coding is the basis for everything virtual. Whenever someone mentions anything virtual, people automatically think “nerd.”
“There definitely is a stereotype that all people who code are nerds. I consider myself a nerd, so I’m not really helping break that stereotype,” says senior Chris Lambert.
In a male dominated field females do not consider technology as a career path. Groups like Girls Who Code are trying to end this stereotype by encouraging young women to try coding. Brashier has a strong presence of female minds exploring the world of coding.
“I am coding an app for senior project through xcode using the swift language,” says Joerger.
Both guys and girls can feel an aversion to coding. People don’t just wake up one day and spout perfect Italian. Learning a new language takes time.
“I think people avoid it because they don’t understand it. You look at code and just see a string of letters. It’s really like a new language,” says Jeorger.
When learning something new, one is going to need certain materials. Learning how to ride a bike without a bike is complicated. This same idea goes for coding as well.
“All you need to start coding is a computer and an internet connection,” says Lambert.
If coding is such a beneficial skill to learn, why don’t more people learn it?
“I’m not learning to code anytime soon because I have never been interested in coding,” says freshman Katya Flower.
Coding is no doubt the language of the future. Brashier students have the option to take coding classes at Greenville Technical College. What about public schools? Should schools start offering classes in coding?
“I think coding classes would be a good idea if enough students wanted to learn it,” says Flower.