In 1968, there was a bright high school student who learned about this new thing called “computer programming.” The school had a teletype connection to a college computer, and a speaker from the college came to talk about a brand-new programming language called BASIC. The student spent many days after school in the teletype room, creating code on a big roll of yellow paper and trying things out. His programs predicted basketball scores based on past games, set up computer dating, and played Mancala.
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An online job-hunting platform dedicated to helping those without college degrees find skills-based jobs, officially launched Thursday in Colorado, the first state to have access to the service.
Called Skillful, the service combines online tools and on-the-ground resources to connect job-hunters to jobs and training. It also works with employers to offer tools and advisors to broaden their talent pool by creating skills-based job descriptions.