“We need to get (students) to the level of creating original works with their skills,” Stephenson said. “We want to see a generation of tool builders, not just tool users, because tool builders have the economic power in the world.”
– Chris Stephenson, executive director of the Computer Science Teachers Association
I wholeheartedly agree. We need more programmers as I like to call them or software engineers as they’re more commonly known. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while acknowledging that the growth in jobs won’t be as good as in the roaring 90s, states that Software Engineers are projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations over the next several years.