Microsoft Sends Engineers to Schools to Encourage the Next Generation - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in education
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yes, please more
That teacher, Steven Edouard, knows a few things about the subject. When he is not volunteering as a computer science instructor four days a week, Mr. Edouard works at Microsoft. He is one of 110 engineers from high-tech companies who are part of a Microsoft program aimed at getting high school students hooked on computer science, so they go on to pursue careers in the field.
In doing so, Microsoft is taking an unusual approach to tackling a shortage of computer science graduates — one of the most serious issues facing the technology industry, and a broader challenge for the nation’s economy.
"Getting high school students hooked on computer science." Heh.
Come out with something like Visual Basic for Smartphones. That'll inspire a lot of teenagers, I'd wager.