Need inspiration to code? Code.org
I just came across this brilliant video about getting people to learn how to code. It’s amazing. It features a handful of creators in the past century who have created something with code and who have become successful.
The Code.org website is about teaching people to program and to encourage those who may have had a slight interest to have an even bigger interest. It has certainly got me excited. Perhaps, I won’t have to go to university after-all, and I can learn how to program completely free – this I think is the premise behind Code.org.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. Directed by Lesley Chilcott.
“What most schools don’t teach”
I’ve always dreamed of being involved with programming and creating something that I’ll be proud of. A product, something that can teach others and to be an innovator. I’ll concede that I’m nowhere near that stage yet, but one day I hope to become as successful as the programmers and businessmen that are in this video. With that being said; it will be a long journey.
Programming in the UK
I’ll be honest and say that I don’t think that there is much emphasis behind programming, especially starting from a young age, in secondary schools in the United Kingdom. I think in the US they are moving faster at getting programming classes in schools. It’s definitely the way forward and I would submit to the current legislatures in control to make this happen. We aren’t a manufacturing country anymore, but the UK can be a world leader when it comes to programming new ideas, more efficient ways to do things, etc.
If I could have had the experience when I was younger to learn programming, I think I would have been at expert levels today. It was definitely an opportunity that has been missed and that schools NEED to employ within the curriculum. Instead of IT (Information Technology classes), which teach you how to use Microsoft Word, or programs like that, schools should be teaching secondary school students how to program software like MS, Excel, games, or anything interesting. I hope some politicians see this video, or I hope the Education Secretary sees this video and sees how vital it is to students in the UK.
– Good night!