Barack, Zuckerberg and Apple Get Kids Coding!

 

Albert Einstein – “Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas”

I have a remarkable girlfriend who happens to be a High School Maths Teacher (she makes great pi). Now, a few questions she deals with on a regular basis are, “when will I ever needs maths?”, “why should I learn this, I won’t have to use it in a job?” and “why does maths suck so much?” (forget the last one, because maths is awesome).

As a Recruitment Consultant who specialises in Data Analytics, day in and day out I speak to Mathematics graduates and professionals, and I can assure there are incredible careers to be had when you’re a Numbers Ninja.

KIDS NEED TO KNOW THIS!

Yesterday, Apple held its first “Hour of Code” youth workshops as part of the campaign to introduce Computer Science to children and teenagers. This campaign is fronted by Apple, Barack Obama and the legendary Mark Zuckerberg with a simple goal in mind, to set up a “fun one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anyone can learn the basics of programming”.

In the UK, back in October, BBC Director General Tony Hall outlined his plans to get Britain coding by 2015 with the aim to “bring coding into every home, business and school in the UK”.

I don’t know about you, but this is going to be the most exciting generation yet!

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