When you learn coding early on, you can impact your community in a variety of ways, even at a young age. Consider a recent article for the San Jose Mercury News titled “Coding: 16-year-old Fremont student writes AP test-prep book, creates online course.”
Sharon Noguchi of the San Jose Mercury News writes, “Moksh Jawa, 16, captures the essence of Silicon Valley startup thinking and energy. ‘Why not?’ might be his motto. As a seventh-grader, he studied up on the Internet and taught himself coding. As a freshman, after studying on his own, he passed the AP Computer Science A exam with a 5, the highest score possible. As a sophomore, because his Fremont high school didn’t teach coding, he developed his own online course and shepherded classmates through it. As a junior, he distilled those lessons into a 450-page test-prep book, now sold on Amazon. What’s next? Lots more. Jawa is a young man on a mission to spread the wonders and dispel fears of computer science. Quickly. On Tuesday, leaders of tech, government and education petitioned Congress to invest in computer science education. Even if Congress responds, it could take years for schools to see any funds, juggle schedules, hire teachers and enroll students — even as the University of California steadfastly refuses to credit computer science as anything other than an elective course, a stance that discourages high schoolers from enrolling. But Jawa is in too much of a hurry to wait for institutional action. ‘I’ve never met a Mark Zuckerberg or a Sheryl Sandberg, but that’s the type of drive Moksh has,’ said Mike Jan, who advises the computer science club that Jawa started at Washington High. His interest started in middle school, when his father gave him a link to Codeacademy, an online coding boot camp. He learned Python, an intermediate programming language. ‘I just fell in love with computer science,’ Jawa said. He found everything he needed to know online: ‘Every time you encounter a problem, the chances are that someone else has, too, and has figured it out.’”
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