A great follow up to Ian Gotts’ recent article on the coolness of being a geek.

IT :: redux

I read a great article at the weekend over at Successful Workplace that being geek is cool.

+1 here.

However the article also points out that in schools being a geek is not cool and in fact could be undermining future generations of the IT workforce according to a leading recruitment firm.

The biggest risk to the long term future of the IT industry is a lack of kids thinking that coding cool. A lack of IT talent is a global issue, according to recruitment group Hays Information Technology.

But this is where there’s a divide in opinion and certainly understanding of just what it means to be in the IT industry. IT is not just about coding. IT encompasses everything about technology, from software to apps to hardware that run it all.

But this is our fault. Look at how we present our version of ‘cool’ to…

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  1. Ian Gotts
    September 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    Following on from Marketing & Social Media

    Ian Gotts

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