Kids are learning the language of computers



By Katie Humphrey , Star Tribune

“Move over Spanish, French and Chinese.  A new set of languages, with names like Python, Ruby and Java, are on the rise.

In an age when technology plays an increasing role in everyone’s lives, there’s a growing movement nationally and in the Twin Cities to teach kids how to talk to computers.

Yet the lessons, for the most part, aren’t coming in school classrooms but through tablet apps, website tutorials and weekend workshops. Tech companies, in particular, are clamoring for more kids to learn computer coding, even opening their offices to teach the youngsters who may one day apply for jobs.”

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