We are living in a world driven by technological advancement and more aspects of our lives and economy digitized. The separation between the Information Technology (IT) employee and non-IT employee will continue to be minimized and blurred as the division of duties erode. Technical knowhow and understanding will no longer be the sole domain of the IT industry or IT employees. Every field will hire employees with strong digital skills to fill most positions.
Code is the language of the modern world. Whether it’s apps that bring emails to mobile devices or cars that estimate how many miles you can travel before running out of gas, coding is everywhere! Any smart device needs code instructions for it to operate and communicate with the outside world.
One of the reasons we do what we do at Hatch is to keep coding relevant for our students. Here are some interesting Canadian facts and figures which will help clarify why there needs to be change in how coding is taught.
Hatch Coding was started by Emmanuelle Deaton and Peter Kuperman. Emmanuelle has a background teaching French Immersion, core French, extended French, and the social sciences, while Peter is a computer engineer. They're both passionate about making a difference in the world. One of the things they want to accomplish is getting more women into technology. In June 2017, Emmanuelle sat down with a staff writer to answer some questions.
In 2016, one of the co-founders and CEOs of Hatch, Peter Kuperman, and then COO, Mina Tawadrous, explained why coding is so beneficial for kids, and why Hatch has developed the best way to teach all different types of learners.
We had chance to speak with Ben, Paz’s son and a current student at Hatch, to learn more about his experience with camp.