Obama joins celebrities, politicians, tech firms to launch coding initiative

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science and make those subjects accessible to the masses.

This week marks the official launch of a campaign that the Partovis and Code.org have been planning for the last few months, called “Hour of Code,” which is timed in conjunction with Computer Science Education Week. During the week of December 9th, Code.org is asking every teacher in the U.S. to dedicate one hour of class time to education their students on Computer Science and programming. Even if they’re English teachers or History teachers.

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