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Dispelling Misconceptions About Computer Science & The Importance of Coding & STEAM Careers-Part One


Subtitle: Demystifying Computer Science and Emphasizing Different Pathways to Success


The main idea of this conversation is the importance of coding and programming knowledge in today's job market. The conversation highlights how coding and programming skills can enhance efficiency, scalability, and innovation in various industries. The conversation highlights how coding can speed up processes and increase efficiency in multiple industries, such as creating programs to automate tasks like user creation. It emphasizes that coding has been instrumental in developing innovative technologies and is the backbone for advancements in fields like Tesla and voice assistants like Alexa.


The conversation also addresses some misconceptions about computer science and STEM careers. It clarifies that computer science is a broad field with different specialties and areas of expertise, similar to how doctors have various specialties in the medical field. It dismisses the notion that computer science is only for geniuses and highlights that it is a skill that can be learned and mastered.


Regarding education and specialization, the conversation explains that there are different paths individuals can take. Some may know their area of interest early on and pursue it through college. In contrast, others may discover their passion through general computer knowledge courses or after obtaining a degree in a different field. Additionally, self-study and boot camps are mentioned as alternatives for individuals who want to transition into computer science without going back to college.


The conversation briefly touches on the debate around hiring people with skills but without a college degree. The speaker shares personal experiences where having a degree or specialized certifications played a role in job offers. However, they also acknowledge that there are instances where individuals without a degree excel in the IT field based on their skills and commitment.


Authored by Dr. Ayo Olufade, Ph.D.


Think STEM Careers! You Have The Opportunity to Create The Future And The Privilege Of Deciding What’s In It! ~ Dr. Ayo Olufade, PhD

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