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Computing Science is the Best Degree for Job Offers

According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers (U.S.), in 2013 majors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science were by far the most likely to receive at least one job offer by the time they graduated.

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Report: It’s Better to Be a Software Programmer Than a Doctor

According to a report released by US News and covered by both Slate and Business Insider, Software Developer tops the list of the 100 best jobs of 2014.  From the report: These professionals are the brains behind your Candy Crush … Continue reading

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President Obama asks America to learn computer science

President Barack Obama asks every American to give it a shot to learn to computer science, kicking off the Hour of Code campaign for Computer Science Education Week 2013.

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What Do You Love About Programming

“At the annual Grace Hopper event for women in computing, TechCrunch TV asked software engineers: What is it that they love about the act of building things through code? The answers were all unique, and all pretty inspiring.” (YouTube) See … Continue reading

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Want a Great Scientific Career? Choose Computer Science

From the journal Science: During a recent conversation with computer scientist Ed Lazowska of the University of Washington, Seattle, he alerted Science Careers to a very impressive analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) looking into trends for science-related … Continue reading

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Gates, Zuckerberg Champion Computer Programming in New Nonprofit Video

Via Reuters: Parents should demand that more schools teach computer programming, according to a new online video campaign from Hadi and Ali Partovi, brothers who formed Code.org, a nonprofit organization created to promote computer science education. The Partovi brothers immigrated … Continue reading

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