This photo shows, Dr. Jeannette M. Wing, whom at that time was President’s Professor of Computer Science and head of the computer science department at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, speaking at Carnegie Mellon Qatar’s Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series. (NOTE: As of November 2013, Jeannette has since joined Microsoft Research as vice president, head of Microsoft Research International, reporting to Chief Research Officer Rick Rashid.)
Since this speech, several organizations have attempted to define CT. It’s not easy. Can you define “Math”? Everyone will have their own interpretation of what “Math” is. The same goes for CT. Simply put, Computational Thinking is an approach to solving problems in a way that can be communicated to a computing device, in hopes it can solve the problem for you over and over (instead of just one time) and do it much faster than humans can.