Do you agree with the following statement? Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code. If so then Code.org is the place to visit and lend your support to the cause. Watch the video below and check out the website to see how you or your child or student can start learning code.
Our first family computer was a mac plus, we then got an old comadore 64 and hacked around with some basic code and made a few games. Our next family computer was an IBM running windows 3.1 and as kids we spent many hours playing games and working in dos. My limited code training came in college where I learned basic html, basic flash and how to setup a cold fusion database. Since college I have hacked around with websites, modified wordpress and created simple programs. Am I a professional programmer? No, but the ability to read and edit code has been invaluable and has taught thinking and problem solving skills. Coding is a valuable skill for any 21st century student and I believe it will help them in life path they take.
“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer
because it teaches you how to think.”
— STEVE JOBS, THE LOST INTERVIEW