In this digital age computer, mobile, internet and Wi-Fi have become our primary need. We can’t imagine our life without these things. From waking up early in the morning to going back to the bed, we rely on technology. The knowledge of technology and computer has increased in every person’s mind.
In the present context of Nepal, the numbers of IT institute and organization has been established. The flow towards enrolling into IT education is massive. Comparatively, the trend has changed drastically. There are proper changes in the IT sector. The presence of girls’ participation has slightly increased in IT education and industry.
Earlier, the girls used to avoid the computer, or it can also be said that they used to get scared of it. But now the scene has changed enormously. Previously most of the girls used to pursue their career in nursing, medical science and management but now things have changed, many girls aspire to become IT professionals in their future.
In comparison with the ruler area, the numbers of computer literate girl in urban areas of Nepal is inferior.
Still, many girls think coding and program can be done by only those who have a computer background, but it is nothing like that. Even the person who is not from a computer background and is less aware of the matter can also perform coding and programming. In almost every IT organizations there are many working IT officer who does not belong from computer background.
If we go back to history, we find that the first person to write a computer program is a female, i.e., Lady Augusta Ada. Comparatively, it has been pretty easy to learn about coding and programming. Previously there used to be a low-level programming language, but now there is an existence of high-level programming language such as C++, PHP, MySQL, Python and among others.
The primary reasons for girls less participation in the IT field are:
- Lack of awareness.
- Conservative thought that says, programming and coding is not a cup of a tea for girls.
- Less enthusiasm for innovation and technology.
If anyone wants to learn programming and coding, it is straightforward. There are lots of websites available on the internet that gives free online courses in programming and coding. Some of the sites are www.tutorialspoint.com,www.udemy.com, www.codeacademy.com, www.youtube.com,www.w3schools.com
Gender doesn’t matter in coding and programming; all it needs is dedication, patience, and enthusiasm.