Ian Livingstone – arguably one of the grandfathers of UK Game programming has waded into the debate about the lack of computer programming training available to today’s young people. His ideas are good but couldn’t we go one step further?
Whilst it will take time to instigate formal computer training courses and up skill teachers in schools surely a start could be made now by starting in school computer clubs of the sort that kindled my interest in programming?
Given some basic instruction and access to hardware based computers like the Raspberry Pi children could experience the magic we felt back then of programming our own games.
Here’s a good article on his comments.