Code.org is a non-profit foundation founded by brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi dedicated to growing computer programming education. They’ve released a video encouraging young people to learn programming. It featuring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Chris Bosh, Jack Dorsey, Tony Hsieh, Drew Houston, Gabe Newell, Ruchi Sanghvi, Elena Silenok, Vanessa Hurst, and Hadi Partovi. The video was directed by Lesley Chilcott, whose production credits include An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman.
The clip begins with the following quote from Steve Jobs, taken from Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview.
“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think” – Steve Jobs
As somebody who taught myself to program BASIC at a local Radio Shack, I hope this video will inspire the next generation- including my own children- to learn how to program. Learning to code became much hipper to my 12-year-old daughter when will.i.am appeared on the screen.
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I’m curious how other parents are helping their children to learn programing. Please share your tips.