The next generation of programmers

Last month, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of students at Hancock College Prep High School here in Chicago. The talk was part of a larger event known as the Hour of Code put on by a great non-profit called Code.org. This was the third year the event was held, which is timed to coincide with Computer Science Education Week. The goal of the organization is to promote interest in the computer science field, increase participation by women and minorities, and encourage educational institutions to offer more classes and opportunities related to computer science. 

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