Chris Bosh has written a thoughtful, (more or less) self-aware article about the importance of learning to code for Wired. His gist is that even though "Learn to code!" is the asinine mantra Silicon Valley dudebros, there's still value to it. Also, it contains this sentence:
I'm the Miami Heat player with "1" on my team jersey back. For me winning isn't "winning" — it's 01110111 01101001 01101110 01101110 01101001 01101110 01100111 (that's W-I-N-N-I-N-G in binary code).