Importance of coding according to important people

Bill Gates

Co-Chairman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Co-Founder, Microsoft

Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.

Ashton Kutcher

Actor

I’d like to advocate for computer coding to be an institution in the public school systems right next to biology, chemistry, physics, etc. If we want to spur job growth in the US we have to educate ourselves in the disciplines where jobs are available and where economic growth is feasible.

Jack Dorsey

Creator, Twitter and Founder & CEO, Square

I think that great programming is not all that dissimilar to great art. Once you start thinking in concepts of programming it makes you a better person…as does learning a foreign language, as does learning math, as does learning how to read.

Mark Zuckerberg

Founder, Facebook

Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.

Tim Cook

CEO, Apple

We believe that coding should be a required language in all schools

Dean Kamen

Founder, FIRST

There are way more exciting careers out there for people that have developed the muscle hanging between their ears than for all the sports and the entertainers combined. Learning to code is one of the fastest ways students can learn the skills they need for the 21st century.

Source:code.org