As content marketers we usually concern ourselves with issues of message, pitch, delivery, tone, audience and other related facets. We do a lot of content writing. But there is a fine line between writing and math. Writing is language. Math is language. Both can be done in several languages.

How many times have you been working on a project and have received that 3 a.m. phone call. You entered all of your content, but there is some kind of technical problem and no one else is available to fix it. The launch is tomorrow morning. What do you do next?

Learning to code is valuable for everyone, And by increasing your skills in this area, you can work with programmers, but not me at the mercy of programmers. There is also a worldwide shortage of coders, so gaining aptitude in this area will enhance your resume and greatly increase your flexibility and marketability on the job front.

Here is my favorite video tutorial series. It starts with Learn to Code – Lesson 01 – Variables and Basic Data Types. I also reccommend Coding for Beginners by Tekkdomain.

“You’ve seen the craze for learning code,” says the Codeconquest website. “But what exactly is coding? Coding is what makes it possible for us to create computer software, apps and websites. Your browser, your OS, the apps on your phone, Facebook, and this website – they’re all made with code.”

You have the choice of many different coding languages and technologies – and it can be hard to decide what to learn. However, you can’t go wrong by learning basic web development: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and server-side development. Why? The main reason is because it’s especially well suited to beginners. With each line of HTML code you write, you can instantly see the resulting web page in your browser – no matter how plain and basic it may be.

Coding does not have to be a mysterious area open only to tecchies and Silicon Valley types.

Recommended reading: How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons: Learn how to design and code your very own computer game (Super Skills):

By breaking this daunting subject down into the 10 “super skills”, young readers can get familiar with computer coding and build on their skills by progressing through these projects!

How to Code in 10 Easy Lessons starts by asking the question, “What is coding?”. You’ll get to know the super skills of coding, then get to see how to use Scratch coding software to write simple code, use loops, and debug, to create a webpage, and even make a computer game.

Perfect for middle-school aged kids, this guide is filled with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step graphics.

Start on your journey of learning to code today!