Girl THE NEW Code

How learn­ing HTML will help you take CTRL and SHIFT your ca­reer.

CLEO (Malaysia) - - YOUR LIFE, YOUR RULES! -

Male, geeky and sit­ting at a desk be­hind a lean­ing tower of pizza boxes. The stereo­type sur­round­ing the world of IT has been hard to kill, but thanks to a new gen of fierce fe­male tech tal­ent, the gen­der gap is clos­ing fast. And we’re lov­ing it. With the rep­re­sen­ta­tion of women in com­puter-based ca­reers grad­u­ally on the rise in re­cent times, what’s now prov­ing a whole lot harder to squish is the pre­con­cep­tion that cod­ing is a skill needed only by those in tech-re­lated in­dus­tries. While launch­ing the Aus­tralian Com­puter So­ci­ety’s Aus­tralia’s Dig­i­tal Pulse re­port in June last year, their Min­is­ter for Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Mal­colm Turn­bull deemed dig­i­tal lit­er­acy as im­por­tant as read­ing and writ­ing, urg­ing even those of us with­out any pro­gram­ming gigs to up our HTML game, stat. In a world where more than three bil­lion peo­ple are all con­nected to the In­ter­net, and an econ­omy that’s shift­ing to­ward an in­creased re­liance on ba­si­cally ev­ery­thing au­to­mated (*cough* ro­bots), we get why. So, be­come flu­ent in code and your ca­reer will ‘like’ you for­ever.

Hey girl, it’s time to get with the pro­gramme!

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