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December 9, 2015
We all use computers every day without thinking about what goes on inside them. As a programmer, you can not only use the programs already on your computer, but also create some new programs for yourself!
But programming isn’t just functional, it is also fun. It allows you to make games and solve challenges.
I began programming though online tutorials two years ago and since then, I have made numerous small games and useful programs for myself and for school.
This year, I joined GSSM’s robotics team. I have done most of the programming for our robot and it is now almost fully functional. So far, this has been a really fun experience and I would not have been able to have as much fun if I hadn’t learned to program.
Check out Brennan’s very own Hour of Code game!
Ready to code just like GSSM’s Robotics team? Code.org’s Hour of Code campaign provides a fun way for people of all ages to learn how to code through the creation of little mini-game style programs. After that, Codecademy provides more advanced courses that end in you building a big projects, like a battleship game or a pretty website.
Pictured above: The 2014-2015 Robotics Team competes at the South Carolina State Championships.