While I imagine, some AdeLOVE fans readers might not need to hear this, I’ll definitely say it anyways. This is just an encouragement to everyone out there! Try it starting today even if you never intend to do it for salary or paycheck. Learning even the most basic of basics can change the way you look at our increasingly digital world. You don’t have to dedicate your life to carpentry to learn to use a hammer.
As for what the President coded up: it might be seen as a baby step of coding, nevertheless he wrote a little blurp of code that renders a square on the screen. Baby steps!
Here’s Khan Academy’s intro tutorial for absolute beginners, specifically tailored to fit within one hour.