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
 

do your best at high school in the subjects mathematics, English and computer science

 

vocational ICT training

 

higher professional education in ICT(HBO)

SELF-STUDY
 

You can already start with improving your programming skills by practicing a lot. There are all kinds of nice initiatives and learning packages for young people that can help you easily learn how to program.

  • The app Scratch Jr is for children between 5 and 7 years old
  • 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
  • Codecademy.com – Online course for beginners in Javascript
  • ComputerCraft is a module for the popular game Minecraft that allows you to build a computer in the Minecraft world and start programming yourself
  • Hopscotch – This app for the iPad teaches you to program in a playful way by creating a script of blocks with commands. Hopscotch is based on the Scratch programming language.
  • Also on the de site code.org (an initiative by Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook) and Bill Gates (Microsoft) online tutorials can be found)
START NOW
 

read and watch the stories of the role models on our website

 

visit websites of women's networks: www.rightbrains.nl www.ictvrouwen.nl www.vhto.nl

 

get advice from your dean at school or from the school career supervisor

 

talk to your parents, uncles, aunts or neighbors and ask them for advice