Programming will become more important as every day goes by, and 2012 is Code Year. Will it be the year you learn to code and join the ranks of the creators?
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I’m also doing Code Year (starting tonight!), and while the ability to code is a skill that certainly can attract the attention of employers in some fields, it’s actually less important today if you work in communications or online content. That’s becuase web-based apps and open source software have made it relatively easy for users to create engaging web content without having to learn code. Think about the content opportunities presented by Storify, YouTube, Flash, Tiki Toki and even WordPress and Tumblr themes. You can create some pretty interesting work using those tools without having to know code.
The Internet has kind of become like a car. There was a time when you had to know how it worked if you wanted to drive it. Not anymore.
That all being said, I’m still doing Code Year, because I enjoy coding. I’m a super dork that way.