Coder / computer programmer

THE JOB
 

writes a text that a computer can read

 

programs software

TASKS AND ACTIVITIES
 

using programming languages that can be read by the computer

 

writing codes for websites, phones, computers, games, apps, robots, cash registers, registration systems, and programs that drive machines

 

develop websites

 

contacting and dealing with servers

SKILLS
 

think logically

 

be good at math

 

speak English well

 

work accurately

 

have a lot of discipline

 

constantly develop your professional knowledge

 

work well in a team

 

knowledge of PHP, Javascript, Mysql, HTML, CSS, some design software, like Photoshop and Inkscape

EDUCATION
 

Further study at:
- A Diploma in Python Programming – At CCT College Dublin
- An Introduction to Computer Programming – at CCT College Dublin
- Business Computing – FETAC at Pinnacle Training, Coolock
- Computing - Higher Diploma at Griffith College, Dublin
- Computer Programming - QQI level 5 at Rathmines College of Further Education

SELF-STUDY
 

Look up video tutorials on Youtube and learn how to write different types of computer coding

 

Visit https://www.codingireland.com/

 

Visit the Computing and Communications Museum of Ireland to learn about our computer programming history http://ccmireland.com/

START NOW
 

Look at the following European sites for lessons and info! In English:

  • Bomberbot - 16 lessons with 300+ levels to learn to program at home
  • In the Daisy the Dinosaur app, you have the dinosarus Daisyo walk, dance, jump on the screen. You learn the principles of sequence, objects, loops and actions
  • ComputerCraft is a module for the popular game Minecraft. With this you can build a computer in the Minecraft world and start programming yourself
  • Hopscotch - This app for the iPad teaches you to program playfully by creating a script from blocks with commands. Hopscotch is based on the programming language Scratch
 

Visit an open programming lecture at your local university