CSEDWeek.org, in honor of Grace Hopper, is the perfect excuse to start learning computer science.

GetReal is passionate about getting CS out there for everyone, because we believe it’s vital for future generations to know. Just about all the jobs you can imagine use computers, and all of the most innovative and world-benefiting (as well as best-paying) jobs center around them and computer science.

This week is something called Computer Science Education Week which, big surprise, is all about getting CS out there for everyone because it’s vital for future generations to know.

CSEDWeek is every year, during the week of Grace Hopper’s birthday—she’s widely regarded as the OG of the computer science world.

Grace Hopper is pretty much only pictured as an old lady, but remember that she was a girl with aspirations in computing once. She made her dreams happen.

Grace Hopper was one of the first computer programmers, came up with the idea of having programming languages on a higher level than machine code, actually developed one of the first programming languages, developed one of the first compilers, and made the term ‘debugging’ popular. Oh, and she was an admiral in the Navy. (That’s right, one of the first and coolest computer scientists was female. Not a male-dominated field!)

 

The CSEDWeek website is a great resource for learning about the history of CS and how to learn it, as well as finding CS-related events near you.

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About Nick G

Nick has been a blogger since 2007 and is an English and Japanese major, though his roots are in engineering and the sciences. He tutors high school students in Math and English, and plans on becoming a Teacher.

In his spare time Nick plays FPS, RTS and RPG computer games, Dungeons and Dragons (the tabletop version) and arcade dance games like DDR. He also likes reading sci-fi and fantasy novels, writing poetry and running. Nick plays drums for the band Tens and Twenties.

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