“In the startup world, you work hard and you move fast in order to make other people rich.”
Bruce Sterling

What gives your work meaning? Is the purpose of your work to enable you to do worthwhile things? Is your work itself worthwhile? Both?

We at WatzThis? think these are important questions. And each of the projects we accept we try and look at from somewhere around this angle. We want to have a business that does worthwhile work. That’s why we’re so happy and proud to announce that we’ve just signed a contract to write a book titled JavaScript for Kids (to be released in August). Our book will be the 2nd book in Wiley Publishing’s ‘Coding For Kids’ series. We’re also excited to announce that the author of Coding for Kids, Camille McCue, PhD, has agreed to work with us as a consultant on our book.


We’ve worked on numerous web development jobs and different types of training and writing jobs, but none has felt nearly as important as this one.

Why is it so important?

JavaScript for Kids is going to be a book that will teach elementary and middle school kids skills and ways of thinking that are highly relevant today and are only becoming more relevant. We’re helping to shape the future in a way that few people get a chance to do. This book may be the first exposure that thousands of kids get to computer programming. That’s a giant responsibility, an honor, a thrilling idea for us, and an exciting prospect for empowering so many kids.

Software development careers will continue to be high-paying and powerful positions well into the future. Currently, it’s also a world in which women are dramatically under-represented. Can we help to bridge the gender gap in software?

Some of the children who learn from our book will grow up to work in technology and software. Some of them may start companies. Can a good first experience with software development influence the type of bosses and entrepreneurs they’ll be later on?

WatzThis? is proud to say that we’re not here to make rich guys richer; we’re here to change the world for the better.

Thoughts on Teaching Kids to Code and Finding a Purpose
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