I can not over emphasize the importance of introducing children early to coding concepts to prime the next generation of programmers and software engineers.
There are so many careers which rely on software, when I studied genetics at University most of the data processing was still a semi-manual process. I spent ~9 months on my second year lab project genetically modifying the bacillus thermogenesis bacterium to create hybrid toxins which killed mosquito larvae and I never once touched a computer! Today it’s almost all handled by advanced software programs: someone is paid a lot of money to build AND maintain the software.
It’s difficult to think of a walk of life where software isn’t involved heavily and we need an army of software engineers to build and maintain millions of apps etc…
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