Where are the Blue Angels of Software Development?

"Well, that one is pretty simple, self.  The Blue Angels’ mission statement spells it out:  “The mission of the Blue Angels is to enhance Navy recruiting, and credibly represent Navy and Marine Corps aviation to the United States and its Armed Forces to America and other countries as international ambassadors of good will.”

Source: JobSyntax, Inc - Blogs

The closest I can imagine today are the lego mindstorm kits. But what gets kids excited about software at a really young age? Is it just video game characters?

Comments (8)
  1. From Josh Ledgard’s blog comes the question of the day. Is this a question we need to find the answer…

  2. AlfredTwo says:

    [Note: The Blue Angels are a demonstration team of pilots and fighter planes who do areobatic stunts…

  3. AlfredTh says:

    I suspect it might be about robots. Kids want to see atoms move more than they want to see bits move. But how to put it together and take it on the road is a really good question.

  4. Gretchen over at JobSyntax recently posted about the Blue Angels as a recruiting tool.  The software…

  5. MSDNArchive says:

    What about web sites like MySpace that are allowing kids to do some really nifty customizations in an easy way?  It might not be actual *programming*, but it’s certainly digital creation.  Of course, they sure aren’t learning design priniciples or readability over there… 🙂

  6. MSDNArchive says:

    Not sure parent would like the idea of really young kids getting stalked by all the MySpace preditors.

  7. Norman Diamond says:

    > credibly represent […] as international ambassadors of

    > good will.”

    As disgusting as this political discussion is going to be, you asked for it.

    The role model consists of international ambassadors of goodwill who did more to destroy Iraq than Saddam did, who did more to destroy Afghanistan than the Taliban did, who are doing more to destroy the United States than even Iran would be able to do (since the United States which had a constitution is now dead and buried and replaced by a United States which doesn’t have a constitution).

    The question is who in software development can emulate that role model.

    The answer is a pretty famous one.

    By the way one of my colleagues called Bill Gates a bad person because of today’s 9 bug fixes for Windows XP and 10 for Windows 2000.  I told him that a person who delivers patches is not bad at all, but a person who refuses to deliver patches is.

  8. Sara says:

    I have wantde to be a pilot every since i was a little girl and i have never been able to make it yet. Well I do not Know a whole lot about air performance air shows, but this page gave me a whole lot of info!!!

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