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Importance of programming and design
Programming and Technology Design Importance

Why is programming important?

Programming is important in our life to boost and increase the power of computing as well as the internet. Programming is important for speeding up the input and output processes in a machine. Programming is important to automate, collect, manage, calculate, analyze the processing of data and information accurately.

Design technology, or D.T., on the other hand, is the study, design, development, application, implementation, support and management of computer and non-computer based technologies for the express purpose of communicating product design intent and constructability.

These two skills are invaluable because even in this crisis of COVID 19 the solutions in trying to reduce the spread and continuation of business in mainly dependant on these skills. For programming its all about coming up with better solutions to complex problems in the development of algorithms that’ll generally make life easier. Which is what is truly necessary in this time.

Technology design as well is paramount because in the wake of less and less human interaction in society that the world has seen, there is greater need of machines, computers and all forms of technology to do the work that would be either riskier for humans or would take less time and in turn saving money if a machine is used instead.

This is the wake of 4ir and 5ir and the demand for solutions is not slowing down, it never has even from the dawn of the earth and these two skills will continue in demand as long as there will be a need for solutions.

How these skills can be acquired

These invaluable skills require the following commitments to acquire

  1. Dedicate time to reading around.
  2. Identify your favourite tech-related media outlets.
  3. Analyse what you consume.
  4. Start building your skillset
  5. Experiment, experiment, experiment.

The following resources could be helpful in programming:

  1. Coursera
  2. Udacity
  3. Pluralsight
  4. Free CodeCamp
  5. Skillshare
  6. Code Avengers
  7. Skillcrush
  8. Khan academy

Technology design

Applied and job-related learning
  • branding and graphic design
  • media
  • engineering
  • construction and building services
  • motor vehicle – technology and repair

Apprenticeships

There is a range of apprenticeships that link to an interest in design technology, including:

  • junior product designer
  • service technician  
  • civil engineering technician
  • design and draughting technician
  • engineering model maker 
Find your plug and stay connected

I was speaking to Neo Kuaho the other day, director of YDIDI, and it was a conversation that just started when I asked how he was doing and how his weekend was, we did a bit of catching up then he told me he’d been busy since Friday doing talks and motivational speeches here and there so I told him it’s something that I actually want to do and he said, “Just start my brother, you will see this as you go, just start.”

While that got me excited he pulled a video from the internet that talks about the science behind speaking and motivating, I haven’t watched it yet, I definitely will, but I just passed a comment and said, “so this is your thing right?” And he said he’s always feeding himself with either motivation or the Word.

He went on to speak on how important it is for us to stay connected to our spirituality, whatever religion we may fall under, we must stay plugged in. Then he gave an example of the smartphone, when you charge it on a laptop or power bank, yes it may charge but not as much/fast as it may when you plug it into the main source of power. He spoke about the immensity of the power that is locked within a human, power that even science fails to explain, how against gravity a human can levitate. 

Again giving an example of a smartphone that today, it has over a thousand times more computational power than the computational power that was used to send the first man to the moon, but what do we use it for? Send messages and receive calls. That’s the same example he gave for us humans that the power within us, within our spirits, minds and bodies is far above what we have explored, I also share in my previous post. This can be unlocked if we stay connected to our spiritual life.

My take home.

This resonated with me as a Christian, Jesus in John 15 v 7-8 says “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (Verse 8) By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so will be My disciples.” Our (Christians) source of being is Jesus and even as we stay plugged in to Him, to His word and to the Holy Spirit, heaven knows what power we can unlock that is working within us, Ephesians 1 vs 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

We must stay plugged in.


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