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Don't Just Learn To Code, Learn To Create by Justin Richards

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This Ted Talk was given at their youth event in Columbia and is aimed largely at students who might be questioning why they should learn to code. But it is a really interesting and quick talk, given by Justin Richards, which discusses the ways in which coding can be creative. 


Students around the world are told they must ‘Learn to Code!’ This certainly sounds great, but why should you learn to code? Will it really help you accomplish your personal goals or land your dream job? We’ll see how learning to code is only a part of joining the digital revolution, but we’ll go further to explore how you can harness technology to your unique way of impacting the world. Learn how you can shape the future by not just learning to code, but learning to create. Justin Richards is the Founder/CEO of Youth Digital that has taught over 40,000 students how to create with technology. Justin leads a team of 40 passionate people in delivering amazing technology courses for students in over 100 countries. Students as young as age 8 learn how to create everything from apps to mods to fashion collections. Prior to starting Youth Digital at age 22, he taught technology courses to students in downtown St. Louis. Justin grew up helping his family start computer schools in Romanian orphanages and taught himself to develop and design as a hobby, before turning that passion into Youth Digital. In the end, Youth Digital is a place that Justin would have loved as a child. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

This talk was given by Justin Richards at Ted Talks Columbia.