Have you ever thought of pursuing a career in coding? Well, neither had Zach Sims. In this week’s FAST FORWARD, FOX Business Network’s Jo Ling Kent chats with the 25 year old Columbia dropout who founded the startup, Codecamedy… a company that offers free courses in code. Yes, you read that right – FREE. With the rising costs of tuition, many people are learning to code as an alternative to college. Sims also thinks some schools will no longer exist because of how successful people can be, learning this field online. It even has Jo trying out some courses (shhh!).
Also, the statistics are staggering – by the year 2020 there will be 1.4 million computing jobs available and only 400,000 computer science students to fill those positions. That means there will be one million more jobs than students! From high school graduates to stay-at-home moms, this attractive career path is luring in people of all backgrounds. Press play to find out why.
Plus, in the reboot segment, NASA’s spacecraft New Horizons experiences a fly-by of Pluto. After years of endless work, curiosity, and patience, the team behind New Horizons has reached a milestone. They’ve released some information that Jo reveals, but there’s still much more to learn about the dwarf planet.
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FAST FORWARD is a podcast on tech, innovation and media. Every week, FAST FORWARD, digs into today’s stories with the most dynamic leaders and voices. Featuring the inventors, innovators and investors who shape the future while we wait patiently in the present, we leverage our Fox Business intel to explore what happened, why and what’s coming next. And robots. Lots of robots.