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Are classes in computer coding difficult to take? Are there many people in the field?

I like to code because it makes me feel different from the rest because there aren't many women in this field. Taking computer classes in high school made me realize that when I was the only girl in those classes. After finishing a program after lots of time and effort I always feel proud, happy, and accomplished in what I was able to do.
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Liz’s Answer

Classes in computer coding can range in difficulty and coding is an increasingly popular field, but neither of these pieces of information should deter you from pursuing a coding career. When selecting a career it's important to find what gives you energy and what you are passionate about, and from the sound of it, coding is that for you! Often times careers can be challenging but the goal is to make sure that you are always growing and learning, and that doesn't always come without friction. It can be tough to be the only woman in a room, but whether you know it or not there is likely another woman who you are inspiring to try coding, and that's awesome!

Here is a list of some organizations that are made for women interested in tech and coding:
- https://www.codetoinspire.org/
- https://stemlikeagirl.org/online-resources/
- https://www.stemvillage.com/blog/top-9-resources-encouraging-girls-in-stem


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George’s Answer

I started Computer Science at the tail-end of the first tech boom. Classes were full of people who wanted to get a computer science degree and earn a lot of money. I'm an under-represented minority. There were very few people that looked like me and support was lacking. I struggled, classes were hard. People said I should quit. It would've been easy to do so. Many did, especially when the tech bubble crashed. But I never gave up. I retook classes I didnt pass. I focused on learning outside the classroom and got as much practical experience as possible.

My advice to you is this; The most important skill as an engineer is perseverance. Perseverance meaning the ability to not give up because you face adversity. With hard work and perseverance, it is almost impossible not to succeed.

Good Luck!!!
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Raynor’s Answer

Hey! I'm glad that coding gives you and builds your confidence, and that's great. As you venture along, you will find the problems increasingly challenging and also very rewarding, just like how you've experienced it already. Coding itself brings another dimension to problem-solving. It supplements other areas of your academic skills, you'll get to build many useful products.

On being a woman in technology, there are also many examples of women leaders in technology. With you joining the field, you will get to encourage other ladies who are also on the fence and inspire them to take steps to making this a reality.
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Shaivya’s Answer

I think that the computer coding is basically logical problem solving. You can learn a language and then use it solve various scenario's.
Once you get a grasp of language it becomes easier to solve them. I think practice is the key. If you practice on a regular basis it becomes easier.
It might be tough to be the only girl in the class but its makes you stand out.
There are may people but similarly there are a number of opportunities too.
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