The Arghon Company created Vision 20/20 Initiative to give back to the community.
Vision 20/20 helps thousands learn computer programming through its donation of software, cloud services, and many hours of employee time.
Computer Programming is about problem solving. A programmer is using the features of a computer language to instruct a computer on how to manipulate the information and carry out certain instructions.Am I too young/old to become a programmer?
Programming has no age limit. A very young person below the age of 10 can learn to write very sophisticated computer programs. Many people over the age of 60 have taken up computer programming as a second career.Do I need a college degree to become a programmer?
No. You do not need a college degree to be a programmer.
Computer programming is a skill that businesses pay you to exercise. Many famous people such as Bill Gates of Microsoft and Mark Zuckerberg of FaceBook have dropped out of college and used their programming skills to create large technology companies.
We recommend you get a college degree if you want to move beyond programming in your career. This will matter most when you see co-workers being promoted because they have a college degree.
We believe it should take you about 4 to 6 months to learn a programming language if you spend 2 or more hours per day practicing. Programming is a problem solving skill. It is very important that you have tasks that provide the correct amount of real-world challenge that force you to delve deeply into the language to complete the tasks.How many programming languages are there?
There are no exact numbers but the consensus is there are over 700 and counting.Can I write code using Cell Phones or Tablets?
Yes. However, we recommend you use a PC or laptop to write programs as the screen size will pose some degree of difficulty.What programming language does Vision 20/20 teach?
At Vision 20/20 we use an object oriented programming language called CollieScript.
Many experienced programmers usually know more than 1 programming language.
As an organization that has conducted many interviews with programmers, these are our recommendation.
You'll need to create your resume or CV tailored for a job in technology. We recommend you do some research on how to write
an effective resume or CV.
Regardless of the job, large numbers of job interviews come because of networking. Someone in your network knows about the job opening and passes your resume along to the personnel department. Submit your resume to reputable job posting sites so as to increase your visibility to recruiters. such as Monster.com, ZipRecruiter.com, Indeed.com.
On many job interviews, companies may ask you to write a simple program to solve a simple problem. We recommend you create a LinkedIn profile enumerating your current programming skills.
When you complete the Vision 20/20 Computer course, you will be issued a certificate of completion. In addition to the Completion Certificate, you will have gained the skill to write sophisticated computer programs. You then include the description of the tasks completed in the Vision 20/20 course on your resume. The task completion is used by recruiters to determine if you have the problem solving programing experience they are looking for.Are there any other Programming Certifications?
Most programmers learn programming as part of an associates or bachelor's degree program.
We do not believe paid certification test are worth the cost. Based on your experience,
a well written resume that describes the projects you've worked on will do more for you than a certificate.
Remember, a programmer is being hired to accomplish certain tasks, so let the prospective employer know you are up to the job on the resume.
You do not need a new or expensive laptop, PC or Mac. A used, under 3 year old laptop, PC, Mac or ChromeBook computer should be more than adequate. You'll need the latest FireFox, Chrome or Safari browser to access the programming environment.Why do Vision 20/20 participants need an Arghon Account?