"Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren't enough people who are trained and have these skills today."
CEO, Microsoft Corporation
"Computer programming is the single best professional opportunity in the world. We need more Americans in the field. Let's go!"
"Computer programmers are in great demand by American businesses, across the tech sector, banking, entertainment, you name it. These are some of the highest-paying jobs, but there are not enough graduates to fill these opportunities."
|Vice President Al Gore
"Our civilization is experiencing unprecedented changes across many realms, largely due to the rapid advancement of information technology. The ability to code and understand the power of computing is crucial to success in today's hyper-connected world."
"If you can program a computer, you can achieve your dreams. A computer doesn't care about your family background, your gender, just that you know how to code.
Founder and President, Valve
"The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You're going to look like you have magic powers compared to everybody else."
Executive Chairman & Co-founder, LinkedIn
"One of the most important skills any entrepreneur should learn is to program a computer. This is a critical skill if you want to start a tech startup, but a basic knowledge of code is useful even in traditional fields, because software is changing everything."
|President Bill Clinton
"At a time when people are saying "I want a good job - I got out of college and I couldn't find one," every single year in America there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are training in computer science."
You have provided us with two of the best interns we could imagine. They blew the
IT staff away with what they have accomplished in the short time they were here. I
personally got positive comments from almost every director, VP and even our CIO on
what a great job they did.
~ Steelcase : Steven G.