Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Teach Our Kids to Code Why We Must Do This?
Programming is useful for a lot of reasons. For instance, you can create a new software that could generate value out of thin air (well, mostly a computer) and who knows, perhaps you will be able to start your new company that way someday. But not only that, there are a lot of unfilled positions in the tech market and let’s not forget the start-up scene, which is practically nothing without skilled programmers. So let’s put the prejudice aside that coding is not cool, because let’s be honest, creating something amazing such as Facebook or Google, with only a computer and generating billions in revenue seems pretty cool to me. It is also obvious that not everyone will be the next Mark Zuckerberg, but computers are in every industry nowadays and knowing how to program computers can’t hurt. Revenues and companies aside, programming can also be a lot of fun and it’s as easy as learning a language. Like learning a language, it’s best done young. Becoming fluent with technology is also really important, because over the next 10 years programming will be one of the fastest growing occupations. There will be 1.4 million programing with approximately 400’000 graduates in computer sciences leaving 1 million empty jobs. Speaking of jobs security, if you want any programming is definitely the way to go. So if you are not quite convinced yet, I’ll let Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and other tech-gurus do the talking.