Coding is the only global language, I wish more Indian kids learn it: Tim Cook
During his recent visit to India, Apple CEO Tim Cook stressed the importance of teaching coding to students, including girls, from a young age. According to Cook, coding is the only global language, and schools worldwide, including in India, should embrace it early on in children’s lives. Cook believes that coding is a way to express oneself and can bring the world closer together.
Cook advocates for coding to be taught as early as elementary school, as it is the most important language one can learn. He believes that a programming language is a way to tap into creativity and unleash it on the world. The Apple CEO has always emphasized the inclusion of coding in school curriculums, stating that a four-year degree is not necessary to be proficient at coding.
Apple has been empowering developers through its Bengaluru-based App Accelerator and nurturing young talent in coding through powerful apps for schools and colleges across India. Apple offers Swift, a powerful open language that lets everyone build amazing apps. In the ‘Swift Student Challenge’, young coders from more than 40 countries showcased their extraordinary coding skills. Apple's Xcode, an integrated development environment (IDE) for macOS containing a suite of software development tools, is also part of the company's efforts to promote coding education.
According to Cook, coding is one of the most valuable skills a person can learn. It can open new doors, jumpstart careers, and help big dreams seem like achievable goals. He believes that everyone around the world should have an opportunity to learn how to code, as it is the most important second language one can learn.