Never too old to learn code

Science Mentor Consulting

All around the United States this week, students have written hundreds of millions of lines of code during Computer Science Education Week, an initiative that pushes to make computer science part of the core curriculum in K-12 schools. The idea was conceived by Hadi Partovi, founder of, who developed the “Hour of Code” program to inspire ten million students to write one hour of code through tutorials and activities on their website.

From the controls that manage the electric grid down to the equipment that manufactures light bulbs, every aspect of our modern lives are powered by programming — and the people who have these skills are in high demand. According to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, the number of computer-related jobs are projected to grow on average by 22%, with occupations like software developers to increase by 28 – 32%. Fortunately, current initiatives are…

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