Craig Federighi talks about the importance of programming
In an interview to promote workshops and programming for children aged 6 to 14 years, Crai Federighi (SVP of software engineering Apple, has spoken of the importance of the workshop Hour of Code.
“Hour of Code” is a course in basic programming that lasts an hour and can be booked by the young students from all over the world completely free of charge. The courses will be held in some Apple Store in the United States, but also in Italy.
Apple retail Stores are supporting the project Code.org with workshops and special events for children from the age of 6. In Italy will be active some of the courses on the 10 December for the free workshop, “The Hour of the Code”: an introduction of sixty minutes to the world of programming.
Craig Federighi told the BBC introducing children to programming is fundamental, because it is the next level of literacy: “These devices have become such an important part of our life, because we have a computer of any form in any place where we go and always with us. Have the ability to create support for these devices is paramount, as it is fundamental to know how to plan”.
And again: “The programming must be viewed as a language and as a way of thinking. Knowing how to program will soon become the next literacy level. Sometimes people see programming as something solitary and bike technician, but when it comes to a career the most creative, expressive and social. This is a very creative, not too different from the music, and there is a huge cross-over between people that program and the musicians. The programming can be a real uplift for the young minds, but it should be taught well and accurately. Apple is thrilled to do so by dedicating an hour to children, to introduce them in the best possible way in this world.”
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