Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017, 7 PM
Eagle Theater, Los Altos High School
Free & Open to the Public
Learning to code is not just for coders.
As the "learn to code" movement sweeps into American schools, it raises legitimate questions. Should public schools stay focused on fundamental challenges such as keeping pace in reading and math? Should schools limit "screen time?" Do all kids really need to learn to code? After all, we rely on mechanics for auto repair and on doctors for medicine. Can't we leave coding to the coders? Partovi will address these questions and more by comparing Computer Science to other academic fields and show that it provides an indispensable foundation for a wide range of pursuits.