Your Journey into the World of Programming

Computer programming is one of the most valued skills you can learn today. As we continue to move into the digital age, programming will increase in importance. The thought of learning programming can be difficult, but here are some tips you can use as you begin your journey into the world of programming.

  1. Choose a language

Although, there are a lot of programming languages today, there is no best programming language to learn. Therefore, there is no need to get hung up on which coding language you choose in the end. However, there are some languages that are believed to be easier than others. Many computer scientists recommend starting coding with C or Python

  1. Be patient

With programming, you need to start small and be patient. It is impossible to design applications and pull of “hack” just when you have started.  During the initial stages of your journey into the world of programming, it is important to ensure you understand the basics of coding.

  1. Go slow

Learning to code can be a challenging process at first. Therefore, when learning your first coding project, ensure you are breaking down the learning modules into simpler, smaller steps. This will prevent you from becoming overwhelmed.

References

https://www.sdentertainer.com/A/learn-computer-programming-with-these-easy-steps/

https://medium.com/javascript-scene/learn-to-code-13-tips-that-could-save-you-years-of-effort-92ce799a3e1f

 

What to do with a Math Degree

What can you do with a degree in math? The answer to this question is varied as mathematicians are in demand in many industries. People who study math find themselves working in sectors they have never even considered, such as medicine and law. The following are some potential answer to the question “what can I do with a degree in math?

Careers in finance and accountancy

Accountancy offers many choices for math degree graduates. Accountancy jobs include roles such as tax consultants, forensic accountant, corporate advisor and management accountant.

Careers in banking

Opportunities in banking are many and range from retail banking to corporate banking. Both arenas focus on financial assessment with opportunities to specialize in areas such as bonds and shares, mergers and acquisitions, lending, privatization, and IPOs.

Actuarial careers

Actuary evaluates financial risk to advise clients. Combining in-depth knowledge of business and economics with risk analysis skills, actuaries are at the heart of the business, ensuring business goals are fulfilled, and sound investment is made.

Statisticians careers

Specialists in statistics are known as statisticians. Statisticians’ skills are needed in many industries, ranging from finance to sport and healthcare to government. As a statistician, you will be required to manage, collect, and arrange data using experiments, survey, and contextual analysis.

References

https://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-mathematics-degree

https://www.monster.com/career-advice/article/best-jobs-math-majors-0417

The Journey to Becoming a Computer Scientist

The study of Computer Science opens one’s mind to limitless possibilities in creating model solutions to our perception of the environment. A student of Computer science has first to appreciate that what they think they know is not the truth but an idea of the truth. With this kind of mentality, one can undertake Computer Science with an open mind.
One has first to understand the basic concepts of programming languages. Five basic concepts of any programming language are program structure, variable declaration, looping structures, control structures, and syntax. Secondly, it is important to understand that a degree in Computer Science only serves to introduce you to the beginning of a journey rather than the end. Basic knowledge in computer programing only serves to usher the knowledge bearer into uncharted territory.
Computer scientists should be able to explore existing models serving the current environment. Exploration is done with the aim of identifying their strengths and weaknesses to present an informed and advanced critique. A keen Computer Scientist will hence be able to develop a newer and better computing system model.
Computer scientists should understand what different programming languages can do for them. What are the languages best suited for? What are the facilities and constructs in the language, and what do they facilitate? Sure, one can use programing languages in many different ways, but one should know what they lend themselves most easily.
References
https://tekkie.wordpress.com/2016/05/05/beginning-the-journey-of-becoming-a-computer-scientist/
https://www.jamesmaa.com/2013/08/26/a-beginners-guide-to-computer-science/

Mathematics is Everywhere

Mathematics expresses itself in almost every facet of life. It is the language of engineering and science—describing everything that we observe. Mathematics is used in our everyday lives—from calculating the bank interest to figuring out the amount you need to buy your lunch. Logical thinking plays a part in our everyday activities. A good understanding of mathematics in everyday life is necessary for making sense of all problems life throws at you.

Mathematics used to understand the cycles of nature as seen in the seasons. People in the ancient world understood the importance of defining time about celestial movements for astronomical, agricultural, navigational and astrological reasons.

Even before we learned what mathematics entails, we found ourselves counting various things. One of the activities that people engage in when they are young is counting various quantities.

Everything in the solid form has shape. Squares, triangles, and circles are just a few examples of the shapes we observe daily. Mathematics focuses on regular shapes, such as the two-dimensional rectangle and the three-dimensional solids like spheres and polyhedrons.

Almost all games and puzzles require mathematical logic and deduction. Kids who play math games learn addition, multiplication, geometry, algebra, fractions, problem-solving and more. To realize mathematics in games and puzzles, start playing various popular games.

References

http://www.science.edu.sg/exhibitions/Pages/Mathematics.aspx

http://www.mathscareers.org.uk/article/use-maths-everyday-life/

What You Should Know About Computer Hardware Engineers

Computer hardware engineers designs develops, and test computer components, such as routers, circuit boards, and memory devices. To do their work effectively, they need a combination of technical expertise and creativity. They must be keen learners who stay on top of all emerging trends to ensure they create hardware that accommodate the latest applications and programs.

It is important for computer hardware engineers to have the perseverance to carry out comprehensive tests of systems, many times, to make sure the hardware is functioning properly.

Usually, computer hardware engineers work in a research lab that builds and test numerous types of computer models. They both work in manufacturing and computer systems design services.

A person who wants to become a computer hardware engineer must pursue a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering. However, some e employers accept a degree in computer science or electrical engineering. Since hardware engineers usually work with computer software systems, knowledge in computer programming is expected. computer science courses can help you to familiarize yourself with computer software systems.

In addition to the technical skills that an individual acquires in school, one needs certain personal qualities to succeed in computer hardware engineering. They are critical thinking, reading comprehension, communication skills, and creativity.

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