Everybody code now: The new literacy

Video Summary

As scribes were revered in an illiterate past, we've placed developers on pedestals. With school children now being taught to code earlier and better, will our ecosystem change as the majority become code-literate in the near future?


Rebecca Parsons is ThoughtWorks' Chief Technology Officer. She has more than 30 years' experience in leading the creation of large-scale distributed and services based applications, and the integration of disparate systems.

Before coming to ThoughtWorks she worked as an assistant professor of computer science at the University of Central Florida, after completing a Director's Post Doctoral Fellowship at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Her interests includes parallel and distributed computation, programming languages, domain specific languages, evolutionary architecture, genetic algorithms, computational biology and non-linear dynamical systems.

Rebecca received a BS in Computer Science and Economics from Bradley University, and both an MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rice University.

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