The question remains: Why bother at all? Why not just leave the cryptic world of coding to the coders?
As I see it, it’s a bit like the world of cars: You’ll probably be a better owner and driver if you are at least minimally cognizant of what’s happening under the hood. In a world increasingly dependent on technology, our economic productivity - -both individually and collectively — is increasingly incumbent on our ability to interface fluidly with all things tech.
More broadly, these tools demonstrate new models for instruction at a time when our nation faces a growing crisis in our stressed and antiquated education system. Initiatives like Code for America are poised to inspire a generation of students to pursue science with an enthusiasm not equaled since the Space Race of the 1960s…”—
The answer, in part: @CodeforAmerica.