Chris Obdam, the CEO of Betty Blocks, is looking to a future dominated by simply built new applications that will be easy as opening a box or putting a sentence together. Just imagine the rich world of possibilities if we could program as quickly as we can write, type, draw, or talk.
70% of all application needs need a Lego-like solution, simple, immediate, and delightful. No code programming could be the solution. This is where the world of IT has always promised we would be, but something has never really gone right.
In a digital age, business departments need to build themselves as they are so close to the customer or consumer. Think about how different the world will be. How much faster we can build applications on the fly or build simple apps to solve short term issues. How much easier it should be to say, “let’s build a quick application to solve this with.”
Given how powerful technology can be, imagine how much more productive we could each be at mastering situations knowing there was a way to simply program an application to monitor or calculate choices for us, or recommend solutions or even connect things together on the fly.
Imagine being able to program as easily as playing with Legos. Imagine being able to have an application built on the fly by you to help you in near any situation. That’s the future of programming in the mind of Chris Obdam, the CEO of Betty Blocks based in the Netherlands. The ideas are endless, so let’s listen to our interview with Chris about 2030 and beyond.
The idea of no code programming is so exciting because code is the epicenter of the digital age. Most of us are not equipped or even skilled to do this, but we will live more and more in a code-based world. Lego lets people play at building and imagining everything from spaces-hips to cars and even Lego football games. Imagine a world where code could be as smooth and accessible as Lego and what we could with this in healthcare, automotive, and even government segments. Like Lego, this idea lets people do things they may never have been able to imagine ever before. The impact here could be enormous, social collaboration, live hacks that could help solve small to immense and personal challenges.