Coding is The Closest Thing We Have To A Superpower

search_engine_friendlyCoding is a superpower. That’s how Drew Houston aka @drewhouston, creator of DropBox describes coding in this video introducing code.org.

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?

 

2 comments
Stan Faryna
Stan Faryna

If the crazy coder who lives exclusively on pizza and energy drinks and working in a screen glow lite room for 36 hours straight... is extinct - we have a serious problem. Things are just not going to happen at the speed of e - not like they did. Coding is not the superpower per se, it allows access to platforms that advance human creativity, problem-solving and process innovation. But I could be wrong. [grin] Recently on my blog: The Corsair: Whovian-Zombie Fan Fiction, American-Gangnam style http://stanfaryna.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/the-corsair-whovian-fan-fiction/

Yacine Baroudi
Yacine Baroudi

@Stan I don’t know that he’s extinct but there are definitely variants to the model now. In our world and more so in the coming one, coding will be just like you say: an enabler. That’s whats is making coding all the more relevant because, as such enabler, it applies to more and more areas, to eventually become ubiquitous in our (super powered?) lives.

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