Mayor Bloomberg has repeated time and time again that he believes New York City will be the next Silicon Valley. And, in some senses, his dream is coming true: SoHo has become a start-up assembly machine, Long Island City is attracting tech-hybrid manufacturers with its large, abandoned warehouses and the list of NYC-born boom companies is growing faster than you can say "I just checked in here on Foursquare." Needless to say, the Big Apple has gone ebusiness.
So, to solidify the present shift, it makes sense to capture the future minds of New Yorkers. Or, in tech talk, ditch the textbooks and just teach the kids how to code.