Oracle in high schools

I chatted with a teacher at Phoebus High School in Hampton, VA this evening. She teaches database design as part of the Oracle Internet Academy program there.

It was amazing to learn about what they're doing at the high-school level there. If you're 25+ years old right now and employed in the software industry... you better watch your back bub, because these kids are going to crush us.

I suggest you spend as much time as you can learning new technologies, studying software engineering, and computer science theory. Without strong skills in those areas, you're going to be competing with 20-year-olds for work soon.

And people say a CS degree is not needed. Maybe not today, but the CS degree you could have gotten is tomorrow's high school major!

Written on September 28, 2002