Learning to code is important. But don’t take my word for it.

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Learning to code is important.

While I wholeheartedly believe in that statement, I understand it may not mean much to you coming from someone like me – a complete stranger.

But what if such a declaration came from Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg?  How about Tony Hsieh or even Will.I.Am?  Does it start to carry a little more weight?

With the goal of inspiring kids to learn about all things computer science, Code.org has gathered more than a few highly-recognizable “tech heroes” to obtain their thoughts on coding.  The result was a compilation of personal stories on how programming has influenced their lives and opened doors – doors that would have never been cracked had it not been for the power of code.

So why the rush to get the word out?  Because this “superpower” is only being taught in 10% of schools.  Because there will be roughly 1.4 million jobs available in computing areas over the next decade, and only 400,000 computer science graduates coming out of college over that same time period.  Because computer science is among the highest paid college degrees and computer programming jobs are growing at 2x the national average.   All of this is according to Hadi Partovi, Code.org founder, and man enlisting support from the industry’s heaviest hitters.

I can’t say we are surprised with the push towards coding.  iD Tech Camps students arrive in the summer eager to learn – not only because of their interests in technology, but because they aren’t receiving valuable instruction in subjects like programming with their everyday schooling.  They leave camp with new skills, deeper knowledge, and the confidence to go out and do something BIG with that they’ve learned.  We’ve seen this happen summer after summer since 1999.

So again, learning to code is important.  And by important I mean IMPORTANT.  Kids and teens who want to capitalize on the abundance of computer science jobs in tomorrow’s landscape should be taking programming courses today.

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Ryan manages blog content at iD, starting with the company in 2008. He earned his MBA from Santa Clara University after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State. In terms of interests, Ryan possesses a fanatical addiction to Oakland A’s baseball, a borderline obsession with the music of John Mayer, and an undying commitment to Buffalo wings (and really anything else advertised as having Buffalo wing-flavoring).
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