It’s obvious that we work in the new digital world. We mostly work with IT companies and they are growing and growing. But recruiting the right person for the job is like fishing in empty waters. That’s one of the main reasons to invest in a new generation of future developers: learning kids to code.
It’s not just about learning how to code, it’s about Computational thinking.
“Computational thinking is the thought processes involved in formulating problems and their solutions so that the solutions are represented in a form that can be effectively carried out by an information-processing agent”. – Jeannette Wing
Director of the Data Sciences Institute at Columbia University
We believe that computational thinking is a very important 21st century skill which children need to start developing in primary school. By starting young, they will be better prepared to thrive in a technology-filled world. Instead of only being passive technology users, they can become active inventors and innovators. The kind of people we love to work with.
Just a few examples of how these skills can help the kids:
– Break down problems into smaller parts in order to solve them
– Analyse and structure information
– Understand how the technology and machines around them work
– Learning how to design and program technology to solve challenges
For all we know the Computational Thinking revolution is going to be BIG.
Why should you, as a company, invest your time and money in coding classes?
If you want to grow further into a data driven company and want to stay ahead in the digital world, you need developers. And lots of them. A possible solution is to start teaching kids to code. Could be kids of colleagues. They are the future. But, as we said in our previous blog, we really think you should also start to teach your own employees the basics of coding. The skills that kids learn in coding could enrich your current organisation too.
We can help your company to create an environment where development and innovation is the new standard. And to help you kickstart your internal programs for developers-to-be (kids & colleagues). It’s not only a must, but it’s fun.
Just don’t forget to bring your earplugs too.