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Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorcy, Newell and others team up to inspire children to learn to code

Big names in tech band together to inspire children to get into coding.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Tue, Feb 26 2013 1:30 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Some of the biggest names in computer tech history have banded together to create an inspirational video in hopes of getting a dedicated coding curriculum in every school in America. The video is made for Code.org, a website dedicated to furthering the push to get children coding at an early age.

Giants like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Gabe Newell, Jack Dorcy and even celebrity Will.i.am appear several times in the video stressing the fact that their success is based on the fact that they began writing code at a young age. Even Miami Heat super star Chris Bosch made an appearance putting importance on the need for a coding class in every school.

Zuckerberg, Gates, Dorcy, Newell and others team up to inspire children to learn to code | TweakTown.com

Code.org founder Hadi Partovi said:

"Enrollment rates in programming classes are low, but what is worse is that schools aren't even teaching it, even though this is the fastest growing segment of jobs in the country. It's a big issue for our country. We're trying to use immigration reform to help solve the problem, and that's important, but the long-term fix really is that we should teach more people these skills."

NEWS SOURCE:techcrunch.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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