When Stevie Wonder wrote "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand," the word "all" meant "all people." But that was in 1976. With the rapid advancement of technology, music is gradually becoming a language that can also be understood by computers.
Most of the time, using inheritance is a bad object oriented design in the long run. It reduces reusability and testability of code. Consider using interfaces instead.
These computational thinking skills are becoming more important as computers, algorithms and data become ubiquitous. Coding will also become more common, particularly with the growth in the use of visual programming languages, like Blockly, that remove the need to learn programming language syntax, and via custom blocks, can be used as an abstraction for many different applications.
You might never use it professionally, but it contains a lifetime of lessons. And the hardest problems, the ones that the top engineers are asked to solve, will sooner or later hit some foundational C code.
Four years ago, on my first day of high school, I looked around my fourth period AP Computer Science class. The familiar mix of nervousness and excitement that comes with all first days was there, but there was something more disconcerting.
Some humanities professors are extremely talented. They teach about the most fascinating creations ever made, the most brilliant artistic masterpieces ever created, the finest expression of human genius and creativity in its glory, and --somehow-- they manage to make their students hate them.
The game industry is currently growing at a healthy rate that is four times faster than the growth of the overall U.S. economy. However, there is a lot of chaos associated with this growth as publishers try to figure out appropriate business models that work with free-to-play and games becoming more of a service than a product.
With the prevalence of social media, and the epic rise of companies like Instagram and "tech celebrities" like Zuckerburg, it has never been cooler to be a software developer. Breaking into the world of development is radically different, but the process is the same: Don't be afraid to break stuff.
On appearance, Kaira Villanueva seems to be an average sophomore student at Columbia University tracing her way through New York with a well-worn backpack, scratched-up MetroCard, and a youthful curiosity.
If we do not take into account this deep rooted gender bias, that is ingrained in the structure of our systems and beliefs, progress cannot be made.
Today, across the nation, tens of thousands of students will take the Advanced Placement Computer Science (AP CS) exam with dreams of pursuing computing careers.
The dearth of women in technology has long been attributed to the pipeline problem of fewer girls in the STEM area of education.
Millions of students have visited the Study Notes website to find reviewers for their AP exams, answer practice questions and go through college essays that were written by students who have made it to their dream schools.
With the demand for Computer Science (CS) graduates rising, a lot of CS students have a choice, whether to work for a big and established tech company or take the plunge in a startup or build your own startup.
Computing has become an inextricable part of our lives. While I can't argue that computer science is more important than calculus or statistics or a physical or natural science course, it's becoming extremely difficult to argue that it shouldn't be an equal player in that array of extraordinary human achievement.
Young and Entrepreneurial is a series of articles where I've decided to interview and write about young individuals disrupting the world, whether it's...