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Friday, March 8 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The Learn to Code Movement

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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.
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Noah Kagan

Chief Sumo | AppSumo.com | Noah Kagan is one of the top rated burrito connoisseurs across the globe.
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Sasha Laundy

Education Strategy | Codecademy | Sasha Laundy is the education specialist at Codecademy in NYC, a platform to make and learn from interactive tutorials. Millions of users in more than 100 countries have taken lessons in JavaScript, Ruby, Python, HTML, and CSS. Students in many industries have used their learning to change jobs and careers, or become more valuable in their own industries.


Friday March 8, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Austin Convention Center, Ballroom BC 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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