Thursday, February 28, 2013

What most schools don't teach

Leaders and trendsetters agree more students should learn to code
“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer
because it teaches you how to think.” 

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.“

Mark Zuckerberg
Founder, Facebook
“Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today.“
Musician/The Black Eyed Peas & Entrepreneur
“Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It's important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.“

Chris Bosh
NBA All-star, Miami Heat
“Coding is very important when you think about the future, where everything is going. With more phones and tablets and computers being made, and more people having access to every thing and information being shared, I think its very important to be able to learn the language of coding and programming.“

Jack Dorsey
Creator, Twitter. Founder and CEO, Square
“I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read.“

Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author
“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the universe, or you just want to pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.“

Max Levchin
CEO & Co-founder, Paypal
“Learning to code will be a huge booster for your future, no matter what your professional plans may be. Learning to code will also make you extremely cool!“