Apple CEO, Tim Cook, on what it takes to become a coder.
I was not really surprised when I read an interview by Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple on TechCrunch, on how someone could become a coder. Apparently a university education is unnecessary! In fact, he places more value on learning coding as a young child and progressing over the years until you are proficient enough to place your apps on the Apple Store!
“I don’t think a four year degree is necessary to be proficient at coding. I think that’s an old, traditional view. What we found out is that if we can get coding in the early grades and have a progression of difficulty over the tenure of somebody’s high school years, by the time you graduate kids like Liam, as an example of this, they’re already writing apps that could be put on the App Store,” TechCrunch quoted Cook as saying on Friday.
Who am I to disagree with the Head of Apple? After all, he is the one who hires and fires developers on a daily basis!
In fact, I am of the exact same opinion. That is why we created the Code Breaker’s Club, which is turning into a nice little school in Leicester. I will be happy only when I see children placing the same emphasis on coding as they do on maths and literacy.