Want to Survive in the Digital Age? Learn to Code.

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According to Alasdair Blackwell, everyone should be bilingual. He's the director and co-founder of Decoded, a company that offers workshops that teach people to code in one day. He proposes that computer coding be a mainstay on elementary school curricula from now on, as computers become a more integral part of our lives and as our relationship with them grows deeper.

Professional programming is difficult, Blackwell says, but learning the basics can be a huge asset to children who want to make the web work for them, instead of standing by as a passive user. Decoded is beginning to host pop-up workshops across the world, spreading the gospel of code to any willing participants.