Quote from SisterMaryElephant on October 28, 2011, 10:19
People shouldn't assume that only kids are learning programming either. Grandparents are too, evidently.
The more the merrier!
The RP Foundation's charitable objective is to "further the advancement of education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science and related subjects" .
The current focus on young people is influenced by the sorry state of Computing teaching in UK schools and the shortage of people coming out of the UK education system with CS skills. (Though these problems are by no means UK specific).
When I, personally, use the words "kids" or "young people" in terms of learning I'm thinking, say, 5 to 15 years. But a manual written for "kids" that assumes no prior knowledge will do the job for anyone who wants to learn. So it's all good.