gManZboy writes: "Given the anticipated shortage of data scientists, some high school educators have jumped in to expose students to big data concepts. One example: A Montana high school is using a team-based challenge, with one prize being a scholarship, to get students interested in big data opportunities at University of Montana, and hopefully, big data careers. "High school kids are proposing [projects] that are as good as I'm seeing in college," says one of the project leaders. What computer science and analytics building block skills can high schools teach future data scientists?"
The best book on programming for the layman is "Alice in Wonderland";
but that's because it's the best book on anything for the layman.