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intended to arm you with amusing bits and bytes of information on
whats happening in the computer world. Topics sure to break the ice
and capture an audience at many a social or business event.
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Currently, on Cocktail Talk - Keynote Speaker, an
Hour of Devo
asked to be the Keynote Speaker for the "Hour of Code" at
a local High School. I was flattered.
reams of code in the late 20th Century and still coding today I
felt qualified, and without the foggiest idea what Hour of Code was
said yes.. Turns out it's a big hairy deal. Turns out it's
"The largest learning event in history." or so they say.
I learned this from https://hourofcode.com/us -
The Hour of Code is organized by Code.org, a
public 501c3 non-profit and takes
place each year during Computer Science Education Week.
is a one-hour introduction to computer science giving every student
the opportunity to learn the basics of writing code which helps
nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. By starting
early, students will have a foundation for success in any
21st-century career path.
supporting the Hour of Code include Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Boys
and Girls Clubs of America and the College Board.
speech went fine, and I truly believe they heard me. From the Goth
kids in the back row to the Preppies up front and everyone
in-between. But who writes code anymore?
Microsoft Certifications page has five categories and the first
three are Server, Desktop, and Applications. aka Server, Windows,
and Office. The fourth one is SQL, aka Structured Query Language.
Often just used to extract data making pretty reports.
and everything running under it, like Office, is point and click.
You don't even need to know how to spell much less write code. But
that's about to change.
hate to be the one who says your baby is ugly but we're headed into
a cross-platform epoch. A devolution of the PC with it's lightning
fast processors, vast memory and limitless storage to accommodate,
unspeakable, the Holiest of Holies, two things you were never
supposed to touch, Regisrty Editor (regedit) and Group Policy
Editor (gpedit), are now your drug of choice. Guess what?
They both run from the CMD / DOS prompt.
Yes, instead of point and click devolution has
taken us back to the DOS Prompt and typing
code made up of commands and parameters just like we did back in
that we've touched on devolution and the 1980s it seems like a good
time for a Devo flashback. For those of you who are too young, or
were too stoned, to remember the 1980s, here is Devo performing
their song "Whip It".
Devo 1980 "Whip It"
Hour of Code, Goths, Preppies, Point and Click, DOS, Devo, the
80's, or not, that's your call, and that's Cocktail Talk.
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