- We have heard it be said time and time again; there will develop two kinds of people – those who tell computers what to do, and those who are told by computers what to do.
- As the collection of traditional jobs are transmuting into a digital age workforce, every single sector will be need programmers.
- When our lives are surrounded by machines, not understanding even the basics of how they operate leaves one vulnerable as a small class of tech literate people swoop up the highest salaries and create the underlying digital narrative that leads the world.
- Programming allows one to create virtually anything, thereby creating real value and tangible solutions by one’s ingenuity and dedication.
- Not every founder of a startup needs to be a programmer. In fact, often successful startups have one technical and one non- technical co-founder to succeed. But knowing even only the basics will add a tremendous advantage to any business one is developing.
Governments all around the world are recognising the urgency of supporting digital and code literacy for young people. A surprising strategy by some has been to offer learn-to-code vouchers and scholarships to the homeless/disadvantaged and those showing success receive internships at partner companies. Code is everywhere. By learning it, you can participate the real global conversation and develop any solution you deem valuable for a better future.
- Canada’s BC Innovation Council powers the program HTML500, a free coding festival that bring together 500 people for a day-long introduction to coding.
- UK’s BBC will give children mini-computers to learn hardware.
- USA launched Hour of Code, encouraging all schools to teach students programming skills