Pluralsight’s Aaron Skonnard Interviewed about Teaching Kids ProgrammingBy Paul Ballard
Pluralsight founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard was interviewed by the local Salt Lake City television station KSL regarding Pluralsight’s new FREE courses targeted at teaching kids how to program. In the interview Aaron discusses the importance of learning to control the technology that our kids live on day to day.
We believe that knowing how to control technology; knowing how to code, is as fundamental a skill today as math, reading, and other sciences. — Aaron Skonnard
Pluralsight’s coding courses for kids include Teaching Kids Programming, a parent’s guide to teaching your child C#, Learning to Program with Scratch which is a popular programming environment for kids, and are soon to release a course on using Google’s App Inventor to create mobile apps without coding.
About the Author
Paul Ballard is a Chief Architect specializing in large scale distributed system development and enterprise software processes. Paul has more than twenty years of development experience including being a former Microsoft MVP, a speaker at technical conferences such as Microsoft Tech-Ed and VSLive, and a published author. Prior to working on the Windows platform, he built software using a vast array of technologies including Java, Unix, C, and even OS/2.