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GeekWire: “Analysis: The exploding demand for computer science education, and why America needs to keep up”

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There were more than 850 students in UW’s introductory programming class last quarter. Total enrollment in the past year was 2,700.

“Young adults today are realizing how computer science knowledge can help them succeed at not just being a software developer, but with nearly any job. Heck, even journalists like us are being encouraged to take a few Javascript and HTML courses.

“‘Kids are waking up,’ said Ed Lazowska, the Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering at the UW. ‘Every field is becoming an information field, and if you can program at a level beyond an intro course, it’s a huge value to you.'”

Read more here.

June 6, 2014