Founded by Hadi Partovi aka @hadip, entrepreneur and angel investor. Code.org is a non-profit organization that aims to fight code illiteracy in our schools. Its underpinning belief being that coding, i.e. harnessing technology, is the assurance of a better tomorrow for our kids.
‘Great coders are today’s rockstars‘ — will.i.am, Black Eyed Peas Lead
The image of the crazy coder living exclusively on pizza and energy drinks and working in a screen glow lite room for 36 hours straight, is long gone.
‘The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You’re gonna look like you have magic powers’ — Gabe Newell aka @GabrielNewell, Founder Valve
Watch Zuck, Bill Gates and others discuss why learning code is important. Whether it is to be a race car driver, building a house, playing baseball, being in agriculture, entertainment or manufacturing, technology is revolutionizing everything, everywhere.
‘I wish I had been told earlier that software is about humanity, that it’s is about helping other people by using technology’ — Vanessa Hurst aka @DBNess, Coding for Humanity
Code.org helps schools get set up and offer this critical ability. Initiation courses start at 6 years old!
Join in! I’m personally working with a local San Diego school to help on this important subject. How about you?