So there’s some hope for skittish kids..

Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century by @laureninspace

http://readwrite.com/2013/05/31/programming-core-skill-21st-century

is a good read.  I particularly liked “Through an experiment called Hungry Academy,  Living Social paid 24 people to learn computer programming within five months. All two dozen passed the class and became full-time developers at Living Social following their graduation.”

And following some of her links to other blogs, I came across

http://scratch.mit.edu/

which is helping to kickstart a whole bunch of programmers!

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