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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by iammo(m): 12:12pm On Apr 30
Catch them young

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Sunnybay7: 12:12pm On Apr 30
Very easy buy him laptops and encourage him to trouble shoot, he will develop interest.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by ATTAHDYE(m): 12:13pm On Apr 30
Best place to start from is SCRATCH, install it on all the phones he uses and laptop at home and what your son perform magic!
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by brainbankerzzz: 12:14pm On Apr 30
Nice one

Do it your self

Graphics

Website(social media, ecommerce, blog etc)

SEO (Rank your website on search engine)

Social Media advert Online marketing

Build a form for data entry Extract or analyse data

All the above to do it by yourself , I will you

Produce your on music at home and Edith Video

Also need a cheap website check signature for WhatsApp
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by SanctifiedSista(f): 12:15pm On Apr 30
Did he say that is his interest? It's a good one but you need to confirm
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Biggers82(m): 12:15pm On Apr 30
Just tell us that you want your some to be a Yahoo Yahoo Boy not only a Programmer na so e dey take start nah

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by simhosting: 12:15pm On Apr 30
Please allow your son to choose his career
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Franzinni: 12:16pm On Apr 30
Make sure your why and his why be the same ... If he want. To be a tailor you won't stop him nah.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by DonTim1: 12:18pm On Apr 30
he just needs a mind for solving problems, if you can help him in this line or if innate, computer programming will come naturally.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by PisciMan: 12:18pm On Apr 30
Talk to him about it first,then give him the necessary tools.

There are games online that can help him gain more knowledge too.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by fineboynl(m): 12:19pm On Apr 30
first thing first is his interest. you can't force someone that has no interest in it. first thing first is to buy him laptop and see how he going around with it. if he has interest in laptop, like pressing and spending time with it and solving a problem that I think is the first approach.

there are so many people who don't have interest in computer.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by odovonnestor1: 12:19pm On Apr 30
Get him games. Especially re programmable games.

By The way this kind of thread should be encourage, not the usual tribal/religious/political war thread

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Microwhy: 12:19pm On Apr 30
Karleb:
Put a computer at home. Most people developed interest in programming simply because they had a computer at home.

Not enough..
Another answer please..

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by FanOfMyself: 12:21pm On Apr 30
Get him a laptop computer.
I sell programming videos and it's very easy to understand especially the html and css part. By the time he starts practicing and get to see how he can be able to instruct the computer and see the results of his codes, he will be fascinated and Boom!!! He will develop interest. He will surely thank you when he becomes an adult because Programming is the future!!!

Contact me for the video tutorials

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by franktech(m): 12:22pm On Apr 30
It is simple, Just go to youtube and find a pro teacher there. Then download the tutorials, it is free to download youtube videos.
Then give it to your son to watch, learn and practice.
Host a domain for him.
Do not spend a dime for him to learn coding. Everthing he needs is free on youtube and even more
Before he gets to 14 years, he will be are master in many languages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU6anWqZJcc
Simple and shot

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Seniorwriter(m): 12:23pm On Apr 30
Mamaab:
Good day professionals. I have a 9yr old son who I think will fare well in either computer programming, software developer, software & hardware engineer or so.

I am just a regular computer user who have zero knowledge on the aforementioned prospects. Pls, someone should tell me where to start from. I am more inclined to the software/hardware prospects

Is his age too small?
Do we have specialised learning centres that I can enrol him?

Thanks in advance


OP sign him unto ANDELA if you are financially buoyant.
If not there are free online platforms with practical hands on the tasks platforms he can learn for free.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by neyohh: 12:23pm On Apr 30
People say let him decide on his path lol .

Ever noticed that the children of teacher's are usually the brainiest in class.

You know why? They were steered into a system of learning.

Steer him and if it doesn't work then you have confirmation.

Too many free tutorials online and some already recommended

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Microwhy: 12:24pm On Apr 30
Draslo:
Have you wondered what he wants? I thought we're now past imposing careers on kids.
Serena and Vanessa Williams are pushed to golf court by their father in a kart since age 6, now they are world champions.

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by donsheddy1(m): 12:24pm On Apr 30
You don't force it period.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by ojesymsym: 12:26pm On Apr 30
Someone already mentioned Scratch, I want to reiterate it.
To reduce distraction, get him a Linux computer, most linus distros take very little resources so you can convert any of your old laptop and have linus installed as the operating system rather than windows. Then install Scratch for him,
Scratch is very visual and very good introduction for kids to start learning programming.

Mamaab:
Good day professionals. I have a 9yr old son who I think will fare well in either computer programming, software developer, software & hardware engineer or so.

I am just a regular computer user who have zero knowledge on the aforementioned prospects. Pls, someone should tell me where to start from. I am more inclined to the software/hardware prospects

Is his age too small?
Do we have specialised learning centres that I can enrol him?

Thanks in advance
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by PAWG(m): 12:29pm On Apr 30
Draslo:
Have you wondered what he wants? I thought we're now past imposing careers on kids.

How would a 9 year old know what's best for him at such an age? Guidance is key, I think the OP is doing no wrong.

Kindly let us know what your reservations are about the career path the OP is choosing for his kid
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by omonnakoda: 12:30pm On Apr 30
Mamaab:
Good day professionals. I have a 9yr old son who I think will fare well in either computer programming, software developer, software & hardware engineer or so.

I am just a regular computer user who have zero knowledge on the aforementioned prospects. Pls, someone should tell me where to start from. I am more inclined to the software/hardware prospects

Is his age too small?
Do we have specialised learning centres that I can enrol him?

Thanks in advance
Go and become a programmer first
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by solonubinho(m): 12:31pm On Apr 30
Question is does he want to be a programmer? Don't make the young lad's life difficult. Allow him pick his interests.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by nurain150(m): 12:34pm On Apr 30
Karleb:
Put a computer at home. Most people developed interest in programming simply because they had a computer at home.

No I did because I had a phone at hand.It is really about interest,when I was young I explain tech to older ones then.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by kennyamusan(m): 12:34pm On Apr 30
Destiny aren't the same. Let your son be whatever he wants to be
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by 77up(m): 12:35pm On Apr 30
That's very simple op, just make sure he attends every program in your area,be it wedding program,naming program,house warming program, birthday program or celebration of life programs, all na program sad
Which one is all these css,c++, Python, Java I keep seeing shocked , olodo l'awon people Yi sa grin


Funny people, someone you don't know maybe his way is football and you want him to be a programmer undecided

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Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by chival(f): 12:39pm On Apr 30
Following keenly. I'm actually looking for an instructor that can teach my daughter coding, programming /software development etc.
Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by Roghan: 12:43pm On Apr 30
Mamaab:
Good day professionals. I have a 9yr old son who I think will fare well in either computer programming, software developer, software & hardware engineer or so.

I am just a regular computer user who have zero knowledge on the aforementioned prospects. Pls, someone should tell me where to start from. I am more inclined to the software/hardware prospects

Is his age too small?
Do we have specialised learning centres that I can enrol him?

Thanks in advance

Re: I Want My Son To Be A Programmer, How Do I Go About It by chival(f): 12:43pm On Apr 30
franktech:
It is simple, Just go to youtube and find a pro teacher there. Then download the tutorials, it is free to download youtube videos.
Then give it to your son to watch, learn and practice.
Host a domain for him.
Do not spend a dime for him to learn coding. Everthing he needs is free on youtube and even more
Before he gets to 14 years, he will be are master in many languages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU6anWqZJcc
Simple and shot

Thanks for this information.

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