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The Learn To Code Movement - SXSW 2013 Submission

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As the number of companies utilizing the cloud, smartphones and API's grow, the demand for skilled programmers is increasing but there is a problem. There aren't enough developers to go around.

By 2018, there will be more than 1.4 million job openings in the IT sector. Companies are desperate to build their products yet the numbers of CS graduates, self-taught developers and number of H-1b visas to bring in overseas talent don't add up. In fact, It's not only Silicon Valley; the shortage of programmers is being felt worldwide.

With 50% of higher education institutions planning to take their coursework online in the next ten years, how people learn new skills is rapidly changing.

This panel of experts will explore the opportunities of learning to program, career options and the outcome of the growing online market for education.

For more information, contact adria.richards@sendgrid.com

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The Learn To Code Movement - SXSW 2013 Submission

  1. 1. The Learn ToCode Movement2013 SXSW InteractivePodcast Panel SubmissionModerator:Adria Richards, SendGridPanelists:Sasha Laundy, CodecademyRob Conery, TekpubNoah Kagan, AppSumo
  2. 2. The is a developer shortage
  3. 3. By 2018, there will be 1.4 milliontechnology jobs in the US Market
  4. 4. This doesn’t work for everyonedue to time, career, family, location, finances, language,timezone…
  5. 5. Join experts on the panel to learn:•  How do most people learn to program and how to get started?•  What are the most in demand programming languages?•  Can learning to code make you better at your non-technical job?•  How is mobile affecting the programmer landscape?•  Does higher education play in preparing you for technical careers? And many more!
  6. 6. Sasha Laundyhttp://codecademy.com
  7. 7. Rob Coneryhttp://tekpub.com
  8. 8. Noah Kaganhttp://appsumo.com
  9. 9. moderated by Adria Richards http://sendgrid.com
  10. 10. Photo Credits  http://sagayagbalaya.blogspot.com/2012/05/wouldnt-you-rather-be-short-man.html - builders  http://www.flickr.com/photos/scottfeldstein/96967151/ - shoes  http://www.flickr.com/photos/mujitra/4923702896/ - classroom  http://www.flickr.com/photos/visual_dichotomy/3623619145/ - microphone
  11. 11. Thank you!2013 SXSW Interactive votingstarts August 13th throughAugust 31st.Please vote here:http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/ideas/2586Adria Richards@adriarichardsadria.richards@sendgrid.com#sxswlearntocode

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