“Software developers” is one of the job categories expected to grow the most over the next decade.
But in addition to many thousands of software professionals, we need far more software amateurs. McKinsey & Co. argued a few years ago that we need more than 1.5 million “data-savvy managers” in the U.S. alone if we’re going to succeed with big data, and it’s hard to be data-savvy without understanding how software works.
Even if you’ve left school, it’s not too late. There are many resources available to help you learn how to code at a basic level. The language doesn’t matter.
Learn to code, and learn to live in the 21st century.
Tom Davenport (@tdav) is a Distinguished Professor at Babson College, a research fellow at the Center for Digital Business, director of research at the International Institute for Analytics, and a senior adviser to Deloitte Analytics.
Why All Employees Must Learn to Code | WSJ
Monday, October 27, 2014
Does the 21st century have a shortage of software amateurs?
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