Barrack Obama writes a computer program, the first president to do so

Mr. Obama writes his own program, proving a point and making some history.

Chris Smith
Published Mon, Dec 8 2014 9:56 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

U.S. President Barrack Obama hosted a computer science workshop at the White House recently, allowing him to get in on the action too and become the first person in his position to completely code a functional computer program.

Barrack Obama writes a computer program, the first president to do so |

Using Google's Blockly tool, Mr. Obama was able to write his own code designed to draw a square. Nothing ground-breaking or life-changing we agree, but it follows the message of his event which was - anybody can learn to code, when given a little effort and time.

Reportedly even the busiest men can learn a bit of simple code, we get the feeling that this might go a long way in helping some of our readers customers when it comes to simple issues down the track with their work computer systems, don't you agree?


I'm a competitive gamer and was an eSports employee. Recent changes have seen me hang up the mouse and move over to the technology world, covering all news for TweakTown, ranging from gaming news to opinion articles and the latest tech releases. Expect to see a few different articles on international eSports news and competitive game releases, as well as audio and mobile device content.

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