Our global economy is shifting and computer science is becoming an essential skill that leads to economic and social mobility. It is a tool to solve problems and create solutions in ways we can’t even imagine today. Computer science can lead to rewarding, higher wage jobs and the creation of new companies.
And there is tremendous opportunity. By 2020, there will be 1 million new, unfulfilled computer-related jobs in the U.S. and over 800,000 in the EU alone. The story is similar in many countries around the world -- the supply of computer scientists is not keeping pace with demand.