Teaching Kids to Hack
This is a great article ( it is not about hacking into banks ) and just shows that there are lots of kids interested in Computer Science if you find creative ways to grab their attention. It also helps to start talking to them when they are young and more open-minded.
One of the best quotes in the article says “computer science is the entry point to all science. It starts kids on the path of science, technology, math, the whole thing. It becomes cool.”
I will gladly send all three of my sons to conferences like this. I want my boys to learn how to crank code and hack stuff as soon as possible.
App Inventor Picked Up By MIT
Google handed off App Inventor to MIT. This is a fitting football metaphor with Fantasy Football season about to kick off. If you do not play FF, you should! Anyway, App Inventor is a cool platform and it is great that MIT will continue to build on its success and keep the football rolling or tumbling or whatever a football does when you kick it. With Scratch and App Inventor in hand, MIT will now be managing two of the most popular visual programming environments.
Top 15 Jobs that Pay 50 an Hour
The #1 job on the list is . . . what for it . . . you guessed it – - – Computer Scientist!
Once again, having a CS degree can come in handy!