At a time when the demand for people with computer science experience is at its highest, it’s a wonder that 9 out of 10 public schools in our nation do not teach computer programming classes. (See http://code.org/stats.)
Here is a sobering visual to consider:
Less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science. However, computer science is the highest paid college degree, and computer programming jobs are growing at two times the national average.
For our country to keep up with the demand of these high-paying jobs, something will have to change. We want to be leading the pack, not dragging behind and collecting the shabby leftovers.
Enter Code.org, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing computer science education. In their words, “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.”
We found their video, which has gone viral on YouTube with well over 10 million views, to be incredibly inspiring.
Allovus wants to help inspire young people to learn how to code—and you can help too!
For all you developers out there, we want to know. What’s the first code you wrote? What inspired you to go into the field of computer science? Send us your videos and written quotes—and we will highlight you on our blog and Facebook page!
Become a part of the solution. Be an inspiration. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to send your videos and/or quotes.
To read more about Code, check out their website: http://code.org/.