Given the Ubiquity of Computers, Why is Coding Not Considered an Essential Skill?

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is due to retire next year after 13 years at the helm of one of the world’s most prominent technology companies. He has been a polarizing and often-mocked figure during his lengthy tenure, inspiring Internet memes and viral YouTube videos. One video in particular that’s difficult to forget (and was leveraged by Vancouver-based social-media firm HootSuiteduring a hiring spree last year) sees an extraordinarily sweaty Ballmer on stage pumping his fist fervently, repeating “Developers! Developers! Developers!”

That was seven years ago. And however over-the-top Ballmer seemed then, his notion still rings true today: developers are the linchpin of every successful technology company and product.

Which begs the question: why are there never enough of them?

Read the rest of this article by Techvibes editor-in-chief Robert Lewis in BCBusiness for free.


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