Richard Ng

Tech, education, startups, D&I

🧑‍🌾 You're in my digital garden - a tangled web of incomplete and rough thoughts.

There have been 2 changes to the self-perception barrier to learning coding since it was first created (Jan 1, 2021).
Most recent changes*
*N.B. these change messages aren't always optimised for public readability
  • Link importance of coding education to impostor syndrome and self-perception problems 1/1/21
  • Link no code to self perception barriers 1/1/21

The self-perception barrier to learning coding

There is notoriously a big

problem amongst those who are learning how to code - and so an even bigger amongst those who don't even try to learn how to code.

This is also a problem when it comes to

in tech.

I have some lived experience on this. Before I started learning, I think I had the mental picture of


  1. coders: someone like Mark Zuckerberg (a straight white geeky male who has been hacking away since they were about 11)
  2. non-coders: normal people; the rest of us

However, through

, I discovered that learning to code is much more accessible than I had thought.