Meeting a young adult who actually wants to dedicate their lives to learning computer programming has been pretty rare lately as the dream of being a rich, superstar athlete or reality-show star are probably what most young adults think of for their futures. A new short film directed by Lesley Chilcott is hoping to change that and spark an interest in the glamorous life of computer languages.
The 9-minute short film stars a number of big names in the tech industry such as Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Miami Heat center Chris Bosh. Each person highlighted in the video speaks momentarily to share their views on how computer programming should play a more important role in schools.
All of these big names were brought together by Code.org, which is a non-profit organization created to help both teachers and students find ways to learning computer programming either in their classrooms or through free online programs. Considering many of the statistics shared in the film reveal a world where there are more jobs available than there are people to fill those roles, we think it should be pretty easy to find some students to consider a future in computer programming.