The U.S. Chief Technology Officer Thinks Every Child Should Be Able to Code #makereducation

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Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith kept coming back to one idea: talent.

On the Department of Defense’s role as a research-and-development powerhouse: “What I want to do is unlock talent.”

On the security of government servers: “We have a great team working on this.”

On the fumbled launch of Healthcare.gov: “What was great was tech folks showed up and helped it work. … How do we get more of that tech talent in the government?”

On whether slow regulation hinders innovation: “There are talented regulators running as fast as they can.”

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2 Comments

  1. I disagree. We already has a large list of things that every child should be able to do made by well-intentioned people. I don’t think that list should be added to. All children should be exposed to coding to see if they have an interest or an aptitude.

  2. David, low expectations are no longer an option! The world is changing. Average is like… so… over.

    Everyone has a responsibility to begin to unlock potential. If you know how to code, then please, “each one, teach one”. ☺

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