I’m a music graduate turned programmer, and although to some people the two disciplines are very different, I would say there is more in common than you think!
Indeed, when I first told people I was going to retrain to be a programmer, I was met with responses such as:
“One is creative and one is really maths focused”
“They are only things you can learn at a young age”
“How on earth are music and coding linked?”
As a result, I’ve done some thinking over the years and drawn together quite a few parallels that exist.
Humans as compilers