It's not like all of our jobs will disappear because of it. As I see it, smart, creative, passionate engineers and developers will always stand out, even if there's a little more competition. (And the real competition will probably only come from worthy competitors, anyway, although more "synthetically-taught" or introduced.) I think most people who are destined to go into software development will be curious enough to find out about the field on their own, anyway, and for the few smart would-be coders who would otherwise (without a political push for coding) not really get into the field, I think this is a great opportunity to at least give the select few (who are actually passionate about learning) a better chance of finding their passion and talent.
I think the proponents like Code.org are slightly misguided with their idea that introducing kids to code in high school will significantly fix the inadequate supply of programmers: If everyone starts coding, you need only be worried if you sell your skills as a
Anyway, that's my opinion -- the perspective of a high school student on the issue. What do you all think? Countless people, including Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg are in favor of the initiative.
This post has been edited by AVReidy: 26 February 2013 - 08:23 PM