In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, we tip our hat to our programmers whose expertise and creativity keep our products evolving and responsive to our customers' needs. We also salute all programmers that constantly strive to keep their organizations running smoothly by developing new applications or finding innovative ways to adapt current software to meet their needs.
The importance of programming skills is in the spotlight this week with the Hour of Code initiative where educators, celebrities, tech gurus and business owners alike join forces to promote computer science education. The campaign's promotional video has received almost 1.7 million views.
Code.org reports that computer programming jobs are growing at twice the national average and that there will be more 1,000,000 more jobs than students in 2020. In a rocky job market, computer science offers a great opportunity for students who have the passion to pursue it as a career.
Our programmers work hard and they love the challenge of finding new ways to improve our products. Through initiatives such as the Hour of Code promotion and Computer Science Education Week, we hope that more students are encouraged to explore the world of computer programming.
You can learn more about Hour of Code and how you can help. You can also find tutorials and resources that take students of all ages beyond basic programming to explore different computer languages and app development. We hope you'll sit down with the kids in your life and explore Code.org.