Skip to main content

Do you stand for education?

Do you stand for jobs?

Do you stand for equal opportunity?

The time to act is now because the Hour of Code campaign starts TODAY.

Hit the link above or join me after the crazy orange coder's dingbat to learn
why you will join and give your support.

If it's taking too long for the graphic to load save time and hit this link to code.org Hour of Code campaign.

Still not convinced? There is more ...

My Thoughts:

I often read complaints about education, jobs, immigration, etc. on Daily Kos.

We all know the future depends on education and to a great extent on computer skills.

Not just the "end user" skills all Daily Kos member have, but the skills to code computers to make them do what we need: to multiply the power of [people] X [information].

Heck, you wouldn't even be here reading this if it wasn't for coders who love you.

But ....

In fact, today, the USA is a net consumer of computer skills and is falling behind meeting those needs. The implications are, if it falls too far behind it will stop attracting the best and the brightest from other countries.

The solution is simple: educate American kids and American adults to fill as many of the gaps as possible and keep the nation attractive for the best talent.

Anyone can learn to code. It's really simpler than many people think.

And codeDOTorg, it's sponsors, President Obama and a whole lot of coders like me want your support and want you to try.

We want to get coding recognized as an essential skill so kids get credit for studying it and every school has a program to teach it.

You can do it. You can help. You can code. START HERE.

UPDATE 2013.12.10 2328

Thanks to some humorously applied pressure Ars Technica put up an article to plug it.  YES!

Originally posted to koNko on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 04:46 AM PST.

Also republished by Kitchen Table Kibitzing.

Poll

Computer coding is:

32%13 votes
7%3 votes
17%7 votes
42%17 votes

| 40 votes | Vote | Results

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site