Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Bosh and many other important figures in computer programming have joined hands to create a campaign that could determine many more students to become the programmers of tomorrow. The personalities included in the video tell their story of how they have decided to become programmers in the first place in the attempt to change people’s mentality according to which, embracing this career is a difficult task to accomplish.
Given that the computer software industry is evolving every day, there is a great request of engineers in the United States of America. For that matter, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Bosh – three important figures, who have managed to build true empires in the field – took part in a recent campaign funded by the non-profit organization, Code.
The aim of the campaign was to prove parents and children, alike that they can and should become programmers as this field offers many rewards. The brief clip starts by presenting the reasons why the aforementioned people became interested in this field, in the first place.
There are several false impressions that the engineers presented in the clip want to change with the help of their testimonies. They tell people that learning codes and becoming a programmer is not as difficult as some people might be tempted to think; on the contrary, it is an activity that you can get easily familiarized with as long as you keep on practicing it.
The clip also tackles the subject of programming jobs reassuring potential engineers that they will always find new positions in this field, given that computers are used to control the entire world. They further enlisted a series of activities that are performed with the help of the computers reaching the conclusion that programming activities will be constantly required in the future.
Another mistake is the fact that people believe engineers usually work in “isolated dark basements”, but the images presented in the video show the exact opposite. Programmers’ offices are, in fact, open spaces provided with numerous perks for employees. Thus, engineers get to play games, eat healthy snacks and spend quality time with their friends during their work hours.
The video is not the only project that the non-profit organization has got involved in. They are also making efforts to determine many more schools to offer programming classes for their students.