Computer Science Education Had A Good Day In America | TechCrunch

March 7, 2013 at 1:10 am 2 comments

A nice upbeat piece!  I hadn’t talked about the Code.org video here — I recommend checking it out.  (I will point out that Chris Bosh who “coded in college” according to the video, was at Georgia Tech for his one year in college.)

America’s elite institutions came out in full force for computer science education. First, the House of Representatives voted to update its traditional students arts competition to include a nationwide mobile apps competition. Then, to top off the day, the nation’s leading geeks, from Mark Zuckerberg to Bill Gates, helped launch a national nonprofit to encourage young programmers.

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  • 1. Amy Bruckman  |  March 7, 2013 at 9:05 am

    Chris wanted to be a CS major, and our undergraduate research program was one of the things that made him come to GT. It took him about three days on campus to realize that majoring in CS was a non-starter, with the time commitment of being on a major team sport. For Mr. Future Superstar, that’s OK. For the vast majority of student athletes who are not going on to pro careers, being chased out of getting the real education you want is sad.

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  • 2. Amy Bruckman  |  March 8, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    Small correction: Chris was a CS major for 1.5 terms!

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