When It Comes To Computers, It’s Time To Leave Your Comfort Zone
Hi there, I’m so excited that you clicked on this blog post link! Does that mean you’re curious about computers? Or maybe even be considering improving your computational skills? Are you willing to leave your paper-and-pencil comfort zone? If you follow me on Instagram, you probably remember my recent post about becoming a freelance writer for HER Magazine. I’m thrilled to say they officially published my first article! It’s about the importance of integrating computers into our daily lives and learning basic computing and coding. I’m excited about this amazing opportunity not only to take on a new challenge, but to be able to reach a wider audience with my writing. I am looking forward to writing many more articles for HER Magazine in the coming months.
Here’s a Tidbit For You:
Did you know women accounted for 30-40% of computer science students in the United States in the mid-1980s? And yet now, according to the National Science Foundation we are at an all-time low: only 16% of computer science students are women. And this disparity isn’t only seen in the academic realm — in 2016, only 26% of the workforce in computing was made up of women! But it’s no wonder that computers and programming are such a mystery to so many; the gender biases in the computer science industry run rampant and only seem to worsen with time.
You might be a part of that 26%. Or, you might be wondering whether you really need to learn more computing skills — after all, can’t you just get along as you always have?
Unfortunately, no. As the driven and successful career women we are, we can’t stay satisfied being on the outside looking in, especially with new technology like virtual and augmented reality so getting more and more prevalent every day. But just in case those statistics aren’t motivating enough, consider these five reasons we should all work to upgrade our computer skills…
If you’d like to read the full article, you can find it here.
So what do you think? Will you consider learning some code? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about your coding journey.
With all my support,
Author: Stephanie Ortega
Stephanie is a behavior analyst and tutor with over a decade of experience in helping children. She creates planners and worksheets for the organizer within us all, maintains a blog, and runs two start-ups. She’s also a doodler and puppy and cat mom who enjoys travel and learning new things.