Things we learned at Web Summit 2 - Code Literacy

by BizDevCorp on Dec 5, 2017 11:57:50 AM


Bridging the code literacy gap

At Biz Dev Corp we genuinely care about coding and we could fill many blogs with the importance of coding or the threat of the shortage of coders. But have we ever spent time on the purpose of understanding code? Not really.  At Web Summit we listened to Rebecca Parsons, Chief Technology Officer of ThoughtWorks, who told us the following: “The purpose of understanding code is not to write code. You could make an analogy with the purpose of writing. Not everybody who can write, wants to write a novel. But because I can write, I can appreciate a Hemingway novel.”