What we can learn about coding education from the UK

Posted on Jul 25, 2014

Kudos to Twitter for coming out with their diversity numbers yesterday.  They are right on par with most Silicon Valley tech companies.  Full disclosure is the first step toward rectifying a situation - in this case the dearth of female and minority coders in America.  But this gender imbalance is global, and I was inspired to read that the UK is taking steps to introduce computer science into the classroom to students, age 5-16.  This is exactly what needs to happen in the USA - computer science must become a core subject in early education.  Great article:  http://businesslife.ba.com/News-and-Blogs/Business-Life-Blog/Seven-reasons-you-should-learn-to-code.html