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…)

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4 thoughts on “Barack Obama on computer science and programming

  1. Dave Donaghy says:

    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!

  2. Tom says:

    And don’t forget the fantastic Code Club interview from June 2012:

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