A new website, code.org, is trying to spreading the word that there is a worldwide shortage of computer programmers, and that it's much easier to learn to program than you think.
They're doing it by building an authoritative database of all programming schools, whether they are online courses, brick+mortar schools or summer camps -- and they've got the backing of every tech master you can think of, from Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg. (You can watch them in this video.)
Visit their Learn page to find a wealth of all the best computer coding learning sources available, including free websites, summer camps, and school programs. There are resources for learning how to use a language like Ruby, program robots, create a website, or develop your own apps.
As Salman Khan, founder of the online tutorial source Khan Academy, says on their website,
To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession. Along with reading and writing, the ability to program is going to define what an educated person is.