This isn't the first time we've considered this question, but it's the first time we get to hear directly from some students on this issue. Today we have a Google Hangout in which students from different classrooms hold a debate on this question.
This debate is moderated by Dana Ledyard, Managing Director of Girls Who Code. Classrooms from two different schools considered the question, “Should students be required to learn code (and computer science) in high school?”
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. In this role, she helps bring Barracuda stories to life and facilitate communication between the public and Barracuda internal teams. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.