KT Byte strives to develop and deliver the highest quality computer science education for pre-college age students. Our subsidiary, Kapparate Computer Academy offers classes and camps. We also offer self-guided learning packages. Finally, we fund competitions to stimulate awareness and community involvement in computer science.
What is the teaching philosophy?
Successful top-tier education requires teachers, students, and parents to not only invest time. They must also form a deep sense of community. They must work together to continuously refine the best curriculum and pedagogy. Finally, they must instill grit and perseverance among each other. In doing so, Kapparate partners with the community to ensure that each student can define and realize their own potential.
What is Computer Science?
Computer science studies how we analyze information, solve problems, and engineer solutions. Because of its flexibility, computer science is used in an extremely broad range of fields, from organizing politics and law to cryptography and medical devices.
Who uses computer science?
Computer science is transforming industries and igniting a renaissance in the creating of things. Just as in the 1950s, when writing and communications skills became the essence of the paradigmatic "white collar" job, increasingly every artisan, manufacturer, and entrepreneur who makes something will need to use it. Coding is a very important part of it and coding literacy will give significant advantage to young people in their future professional life, regardless of the field they are in.
Needless to say, the following is an incomplete list of people who have made great contribution to the basic science and its applications and who by using computer science created products that changed the way of our lives.
Algorithmic pioneers: Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, and Edsger Dijkstra
Scientists: Stephen Altschul (BLAST), Masaru Tomita (E-Cell), and Richard Feynman (Quantum Computing)
Social Scientists: Mark Granovetter, Ronald Burt, and Robert Axelrod
AI developers: David Ferrucci (IBM Watson), Feng-hsiung Hsu (IBM Deep Blue), Ryszard S. Michalski (Machine learning)
Financiers: David E Shaw, Robert C. Merton, and Michael Goodkin
Entrepreneurs: Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Bill Gates (Microsoft), Larry Page, and Sergey Brin (Google).
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