The demand for Software Developers will continue to grow and increase 22% by 2020. I hope my students are listening and reading all of these articles I keep posting.
HP CodeWars is just around the corner. It should be a good time. My students have done very well over the last 3 years and we hope to keep that trend going in 2013. If you are not near a HP CodeWars location, consider hosting your own high school programming contest. Students love to crank code in a contest setting.
Tech Salaries are Still on the Rise
It looks like high demand and relatively short supply of Computer Science graduates is continuing to drive up salaries.
It seems like this is the case year after year, but many students still aren’t getting the news.
It seems like I run across an article like this at least once a week. Most of the articles are strictly about the demand for Computer Science graduates, but the demand for Cybersecurity professionals is just as high. I spoke with a former student last week that has a Masters in a Cybersecurity related field and his career is going quite well.
I also had the pleasure last week of having lunch with 3 of my former students all of which are now in the Turing Honors Computer Science program at the University of Texas at Austin. These students are all freshmen and have all received numerous internship offers for the summer. The internship offers were all from highly respected companies with nice compensation packages. Almost all of their classmates had multiple summer interships offers as well and all of their friends that recently graduated had a large number of job offers from which to choose. It sounds like the UT Austin Computer Science program has it going on!
A friend just sent this video link which follows along the same lines as the rest of my post.
Lastly, if you are still searching for a Computer Science workshop for the summer, check of my workshop list. My workshops are a blast – we covers lots of material and have a ton of fun doing it. Cheers!
The University of Texas at Austin Computer Science Department is again holding a Computer Science camp for girls this summer.
The First Bytes Summer Camp for Girls will accept applications through the 23rd of March.
Many of my students have attended past instances of this camp and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Almost all of my students that attended the camp in the past have gone on to either minor or major in Computer Science.
Check it out!
Hot IT Skills for 2012
This is a great article to discuss with your Comp Sci students or any students for that matter.
It gives students a better perspective of the kinds of things they may be asked to do if they get a job working in IT.
If you really want to know what the IT world looks like, check out the IT Crowd on Youtube.
The Internet episode is a must see!