I agree that learning to program is an important skill and pretty much essential as we continue to depend on computers. I love what sites like Skillcrush, Code.org, Codecademy, and others are doing to make it easy to learn online.
John Ford presently works on Farmstand, an iPhone app connecting communities with locally-grown food. Passion for coding is what motivates John, but some people are beginning to question his attachment to his iPad. Mix equal parts beautiful code writer, lover of healthy living, world traveler, living room DJ, and community giver and you'll have the geek known as John Ford.