March 11, 2013

Not So Secret Code


Back in the day, we used typewriters and actually had to learn how to spell. Nowadays, it’s all about computers and code.

Which brings me to the non-profit organization Code.org. With support from the likes of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas and Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat, Code.org is urging schools to offer more computer programming classes for kids. According to founder Hadi Partovi, it’s so easy that any fifth-grader can learn it, but only 10 percent of schools actually teach it. My guess is that typewriters are gone for good.

Go to www.code.org and sign their petition to bring kids up to code.

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