Hi! My name is Holly and I am learning to code at 40 years old. I started my coding journey at the young age of 37. It stalled for a year while I was dealing with some life moments, but a year ago I picked back up where I left off.
What does learning to code at my age look like? I am a full time student. I chose a path that included college because I live in a state that offers a tuition-free 2 year degree for any adult that meets the criteria for the program.
Why learn to code? I worked as a dental assistant for over 15 years. It was an amazing career for me for a long time. Once I made the decision to go back to college, I did not immediately look at tech as an option. I really had no clue what I wanted to do. I just knew that I needed to be challenged. I went through the programs offered and narrowed down my options. Once programming was on my radar, I utilized several free coding sites to learn as much as I could to see if this was what I wanted. I loved it!
Do I believe anyone can learn to code? YES! If you are passionate and dedicated to learning, you can learn to code at any age.
Tell me, how old were you when you started your journey?