Programming is an indispensable job in the world of technology; behind the complex lines of code are various mysterious and exciting stories. Join American Code Lab to discover the top 5 interesting facts about the IT industry. 

The world’s first programmer was a woman! Ada Lovelace, the daughter of poet Lord Byron, who suffered from insanity for a long time, was encouraged by her mother to learn math and science to train her brain and became the creator of the world’s first algorithm.  

Coding bugs are not named after an actual bug. Contrary to the fact that in 1947 a technician at Harvard discovered that a moth had gotten into a relay, causing the Mark II computer to malfunction, the term “bug” was used by Thomas Edison in 1869 to describe problems in his inventions.  

NASA is still operating programming projects from the 70s. Up through 2005, NASA still used a programming language from 1973 explicitly designed for their needs called HAL/S. Newer projects, such as the International Space Station, use a programming language known as ADA, developed in 1980 and accepted as an international standard programming language in the United States in 1995. 

The IT industry is truly a billion-dollar industry! According to Payscale statistics, in March 2023, the salary of a software developer is between 52,000 – 111,000 USD, or the salary of a software engineer can be up to 135,000 USD.

Program learning is one of the effective ways to “power up” your brain. Learning to code has certain cognitive benefits, including creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and developing teamwork skills. Research from 1991 has proven and confirmed that programmers develop higher-than-average cognitive skills and that programming or other brain-stimulating activities reduce the risk of degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s significantly. 

If you plan to enter the IT industry, don’t hesitate to contact the fanpage or hotline at 098.3108.791 of American Code Lab for a free consultation. We offer bootcamp courses for people starting from scratch, and after graduation can immediately go to work with a salary of up to $3000 at multinational enterprises.