The Reinvention Of Computer Science by @berkson0
I had the pleasure of attending an event, "New York: A City for Tech Innovation?" at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College recently, part of their Changing New York series. The main event was a panel discussion moderated by Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's "New Tech City," which included lively discussion on the state of technology and innovation in NYC. But one of the more interesting takeaways for me came at the very beginning. The panel was introduced by Stanley S. Litow, IBM's Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs and President of IBM's Foundation. As is the case when public policy is discussed these days, the issue of employment -- or more specifically unemployment -- comes up. Stanley Litow remarked that "we don't have an unemployment problem, we have a skills problem." Now this is not necessarily news, but he followed it up with a comment on how developing curriculum to feed the skills needed by companies today requires