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For developers in the field of Machine Learning, one of the most popular programming languages is Python. Python is neither the fastest language (easily overtaken by C and C++), nor is it necessarily the easiest language to learn (R and Matlab can have smaller learning curves). Then why is python used by 57% of Data Scientists and Machine Learning Developers and ranked first by the PYPL Index as one of the most popular programming languages today? As a programmer myself, I think it comes down to two things: simplicity of programming and the vast amount of libraries that Python offers.
When companies consider applicants for internships and jobs, one group that is largely disregarded is high school students. And it makes sense. What could these inexperienced, uneducated, and immature teens bring to the table that others can’t? Understandably, applicants who are recent college graduates and have experience in the work field would be the appropriate additions to your team. Then why do companies like Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and a rapidly growing number of boutique tech firms offer training programs for high school students? Why do these companies invest their time and resources into them?