If you want to be a viral internet star, you need to write code, writes Hacker News contributor Dan Peebles.
Peebles, who also writes for The Register, said he came up with the idea for his new blog when he was working on his first project, an email marketing program for college students.
Peeples, who has a degree in computer science, decided to try out the ideas in his email marketing project when he started reading about code.
He said it was a huge mistake to think that coding is only for tech nerds.
“I started coding because I wanted to write software that could solve some of my problems, which I’ve never done before.
There are so many other things I could be doing that have to do with the world, like being a social media guru, doing an internship, being a business owner, being an entrepreneur,” he said.
If you want a job as an internet celebrity, you have to write a line to code, he said, and that was his starting point.
He said he didn’t start coding for himself, and he’s not trying to start another startup.
“It was always a hobby.
I was always learning new things.
I just wanted to learn coding,” he explained.
But if you’re just starting out, he added, “it doesn’t matter if you start coding as an undergraduate, a graduate or even as a young person.
If you don’t have the time, you can’t learn the coding.”
Pew Research found that one-third of the U.S. workforce is coding.
For Peeples and other computer science students, coding is a career path.
Poole is a computer science major who has been coding for the past five years.
He said that’s the same as being an artist, because the arts and technology fields are in similar territory.
“We’re constantly in the conversation about the impact of tech on the economy.
So I’m fascinated by this intersection of technology and art and I want to share that story,” he told CNN.
His next project will be a program to provide an online learning portal for people with disabilities to access their learning material.
Pees website, pepsi.com, is now available to read.