We are now entering the fourth industrial revolution, led by the convergence of software, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things—everything in our lives is software-driven.
Julien Barbier, CEO of Holberton School of Software Engineering
Knowing programming is as fundamental as knowing English, math, history, and science. It’s part of our modern toolkit for communication and problem solving.
Apps & Games
Ages 4 – 9
People who are more than casually interested in computers should have at least some idea of what the underlying hardware is like. Otherwise the programs they write will be pretty weird.
Don't just play games. Make games.
Make it stick : the science of successful learning
Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel
Weeks of coding can
save you hours of planning.
The collective noun for a group of
programmers is a merge-conflict.
Our society expects that everyone should learn to write, even though very few become professional writers. Similarly, I think that everyone should learn how to program, even though very few will become professional programmers.
Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.
Slides and resources: https://flightless.us/wcus2017/
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