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Programming skills are an important asset for anyone who wants to develop themselves on a professional or personal level. Learning to code trains your brain to become smarter, more creative, and more productive. Modern companies are increasingly in need of professionals who are not only good at Marketing, Sales, Product Management, etc. but also know their way around a computer.

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This is a repost of an article I wrote on Medium about a year ago.

Software engineering is a knowledge skill. And by knowledge skill, I mean a skill that requires knowledge, but nothing else specifically. One could argue that you need a computer to program on, but in theory, you can write code on a piece of paper and still benefit from the exercise.

You don’t need anything to code. You can write code on a piece of paper and still benefit from the exercise.

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This is the fourth installment of a new category on our blog: the tuesday lunch tip. Every tuesday around lunch time we will publish one or more links to learning materials online, so you can fulfil your craving for code. Subscribers to our newsletter will be first to know when a new post is published, so subscribe now if you want to be up-to-date. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook if you don't like email.

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This is the third installment of a new category on our blog: the tuesday lunch tip. Every tuesday around lunch time we will publish one or more links to learning materials online, so you can fulfil your craving for code. Subscribers to our newsletter will be first to know when a new post is published, so subscribe now if you want to be up-to-date. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook if you don't like email.

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This is the second installment of a new category on our blog: the tuesday lunch tip. Every tuesday around lunch time we will publish one or more links to learning materials online, so you can fulfil your craving for code. Subscribers to our newsletter will be first to know when a new post is published, so subscribe now if you want to be up-to-date. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook if you don't like email.

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This is the first installment of a new category on our blog: the tuesday lunch tip. Every tuesday around lunch time we will publish one or more links to learning materials online, so you can fulfil your craving for code. Subscribers to our newsletter will be first to know when a new post is published, so subscribe now if you want to be up-to-date. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook if you don't like email.

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In the first week of December this year, Brussels was hosting "European e-skills 2014 conference". The event gathered many people high up in the European commission, leading tech companies, and non-tech companies in order to discuss the topic of e-leadership and ICT professionalismThe two-day program was filled with interesting speakers that were concerned about different parts of professions related to IT. 

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Hour of Code is a movement that reaches millions of students in more than 180 countries. You can join them by trying out writing code for the first time for just an hour. We hand-picked a list of 6 resources that we think make a great introduction to programming. Check them out below, and try them for yourself, or, if you have them, with your kids!

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Over the last couple of decades, software has come to play a big part of our daily routines. Some people saw this happen and got very rich and famous, like Bill Gates, or very dead and famous, like Steve Jobs, but most people just learned to use software to keep their jobs (MS Office), to communicate faster (email), or to stay in touch with more people at the same time (Facebook, Twitter). It is time for a change people, because software is rapidly changing how industries work, or as Marc Andreessen put it: "Software is eating the world"!

The craft of writing software is only practiced by a relatively small portion of the population. Good software, or practical software is written by an even smaller group, and with the heavy weight of society's need for software on their shoulders, it is absolutely necessary to want to make that group larger. We need more people, and with different backgrounds to provide the world with better software!

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