Humans of Code Week – Pauline Maas, Code Week ambassador the Netherlands

By Pauline Maas, Code Week ambassador the Netherlands

Why should people learn how to code?

I think everybody should learn how to code: To make code for a computer is creative and fun. Additionally, if you work so many hours on a computer it is good to know how to control it efficiently.

What do you like most about Code Week?

I like Code Week a lot, mainly because I meet other coding teachers and ambassadors from all over Europe. All together we are working on the same goals. It is important to get teachers more interested in teaching coding to their students.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to learn/teach coding?

The advice I want to give to somebody who wants to start with coding is: start small with an unplugged activity such as the sandwich robot and then continue with Scratch. Also, only give lessons with tools you understand yourself.