20 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Learn To Code In 2018

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New Year New Skills - Udacity

1. “Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”
—Bill Gates, Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Co-Founder, Microsoft

2. “I learned the fundamentals for programming, which is just what I needed as a first step for my career change!”
—Takayoshi Y., Lifelong Learner, Intro to Programming Student, Udacity

3. “I quickly came to understand that code is a superpower every young woman should be able to access. Understanding that code is the underlying (and invisible) framework of tech means that we do not have to be passive bystanders in our ever-changing digital world.”
—Karlie Kloss, Founder, Kode with Klossy Scholarship

4. “I could not have gotten this far without the support and encouragement of this course and the community that made this course happen for me! Thank you!”
—Krystal M., Lifelong Learner, Intro to Programming Student, Udacity

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Programming, Jazz, and the art of making it look easy

programmers - jazz musicians - udacity

Great jazz music emerges from the crossroads where craft and spontaneity intersect. Jazz musicians spend year after year after year in intensive training. They have to learn chords, scales, theory, harmony; not to mention developing the physical dexterity to actually play their instruments.

But this is only half the endeavor. They must eventually bring all this experience and knowledge and skill to bear on that one single moment of truth when they must act as if they know nothing at all. They must give themselves over entirely to the in-the-moment necessities of pure improvisation; to think is to fail.

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