IT Skills shortage

When I entered IT in the 80’s there was an actual and projected shortage of programmers, especially those with good interpersonal skills . Seems there still is…

http://www.knowledgeinfusion.com/blog/2012/03/the-war-for-talent-comes-into-focus/

And the CE of Orion also had a similar story.

http://www.3news.co.nz/CEO-wants-more-Kiwi-IT-grads/tabid/369/articleID/291368/Default.aspx

And so did Bill Gates and friends

http://www.code.org/teach

The only problem is that Computer Science is actually quite hard and requires good problem solving skills. You actually have to have pain to get gain  i.e. students have to commit time and energy to gain deep understanding. We teachers can help but cannot do the time for students.

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