08 January

Computer science is becoming increasing popular again, after a huge upswing in the 1990's, a lull after the dot-com meltdown in 2001 and a gradual growth since then. In the last few years computer science departments all across the US and Canada have been seeing enrollments grow, and i the last year or two they have ben growing quite a lot. At McGill, we have seen a steady but gradual growth in enrollment for a few year, but it is now becoming a surge.

In the last few days, there are been some notable popular manifestations of this trend. New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg made a New Year's resolution to lead to program and posted it on Twitter:

My New Year's resolution is to learn to code with
Codecademy in 2012! Join me. codeyear.com #codeyear

A major salary survey is about to be released that shows CS salaries have been rising (when many other sectors are not seeing growth) and "Midsize and large companies are both aiming to hire more IT pros. The midsize are seeking IT executives (such as VPs of information services and technical services), as well as programmers, database specialists, systems analysts, and voice/wireless communication pros. Enterprises are moving IT and data center operations back in-house, which means greater demand for data center managers and supervisors."

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