Learn to Code
Bill Gates Chairman, Microsoft:
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better,
creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.“
In the current age and generation, you can not go a day without interacting with some form of computer. Whether it’s hopping online to check out Call Yourself a Nerd or it’s using your phone to get directions, technology has become ingrained into almost every facet of life.
I am always astonished when I’m told that someone does not know how to use some of the basic features of technology. I believe that computers are a necessity to become a more productive member of our current society, much like when cars started to be mass-produced at the beginning of the 20th century. Today, knowing how to drive means that you are independent and productive. I believe that learning about computers are the next step in that ideology and I am not alone.
Code.org was founded to help bring coding to the classroom since only about 10% of schools teach the subject. They just released a video with some of the most famous coders in the world recommending the trade.
[ Head past the jump to watch the video. ]