Here Are 3 Tech Giants That Coded Their Way To Success
Coders are used to being called ‘geeks’ and ‘nerds’. Generally ostracized as people who spend a lot of time staring at screens and seldom socialize with others, they tend to have it rather rough.
In the last decade, though, everyone’s perspective of a coder has changed completely. If someone is good at coding, they are treated with respect: just look at the celebrity culture in Silicon Valley.
As of today, programmers are the creative heads who provide digital products made with cutting edge technology. Here are three tech giants who have coded their way into success.
Almost everyone uses Facebook today. We all know that Mark Zuckerberg is the creator, but did you know he created the website from his dormitory room back in 2004?
Right now, Facebook has around 1.8 billion active monthly users. Zuckerberg,barely in his thirties, is already the fifth richest person in the world.
Mark’s interest in coding started when he was in the sixth grade. Then, his father hired a software developer to train him. Soon, the developer found it tough to stay ahead of Mark. Zuckerberg continued his passion even when he joined Harvard, and the rest is history.
It’s impossible not to mention Bill Gates in an article that talks about successful coders. Before the Facebook founder became a prodigy, there was Bill Gates. The similarity between them is uncanny. Bill Gates also happened to drop out of Harvard.
When Bill was in school, the administration even let him skip maths class, just so he could build his first program—A tic tac toe game. This game allowed players to play against the computer.
Later on, Bill was banned from using the school computer, after being caught along with his other friends for exploiting a bug in the Operating System of the computer, to get more computer time. That did not stop him and his friends from founding Microsoft, which is currently the world’s most famous Operating System. Right now, Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world.
Jack Dorsey, the founder and CEO of Square and Twitter, dreamed of one thing: going to New York. While other kids had posters of baseball players in their rooms, Jack’s room was filled with maps. He admits that reading maps was interesting, and that he could do it all day.
When his parents bought their Apple Macintosh in 1984, that was when Jack fell in love with programming. He started to build maps on his computer. Later on, Jack built a social network in 2006. And that’s the story of how Twitter was born.