Barack Obama on computer science and programming

Watch Barack Obama’s recent Google+ Hangout, in which he discusses the importance of computer science in preparing the USA’s future workforce, in association with the ACM (following on from a successful CSEdWeek in December).

A very clear message about teaching computer science and programming at high school, to develop creators and not just consumers of technology:


(N.B. Obama seems fairly comfortable with computer science, as this interview with Eric Schmidt from 2008 highlights…)

4 Comments

  1. There is a clear benefit here of being in the privileged position of having a massive audience and having good advisers telling him.sensible things.

    It seems that the Welsh administration are pushing forwards in the right direction on this too – I look forward to seeing the results!

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