Archive for December 22, 2009
Really nice piece in the New York Times (quoting Jan Cuny of NSF) describing the 10K teachers project, the new AP CS effort, but most of all, arguing the growing importance of jobs that blend computing and other disciplines (“X” as in “Computing + X”).
Hybrid careers like Dr. Halamka’s that combine computing with other fields will increasingly be the new American jobs of the future, labor experts say. In other words, the nation’s economy is going to need more cool nerds. But not enough young people are embracing computing — often because they are leery of being branded nerds.