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Steve Jobs co-Founder and former CEO of Apple

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think
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Eric Cantor Vice Chair and Managing Director, Moelis; former US House Majority Leader

Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math
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Drew Houston Founder/CEO of Dropbox

Even if kids want to become a race-car driver, or play baseball, or, you know, build a house -- all of these things have been turned upside down by software

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Jeff Atwood Co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse

Can you explain to me how Michael Bloomberg would be better at his day to day job of leading the largest city in the USA if he woke up one morning as a crack Java coder?
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Kevin Maney Author and columnist

In 2030, when today’s 10-year-olds are in the job market, they’ll need to be creative, problem-solving design thinkers who can teach a machine how to do things. Most of them will find that coding skills are about as valuable as cursive handwriting.
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Tam Pham 📚 Author of two books on Networking and Landing Internships. Community and Bot Coach at @Mixergy

I have nothing against coding. I simply believe everyone should not code for the sake of learning how to code. Many successful entrepreneurs built billion dollar businesses without writing any code.

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