A new non-profit called code.org has recently completed an “Hour of Code” benefit as part of the Computer Science Education Week (CSEW), whereby they attempt to engage as many students as possible to take a 1 hour tutorial on coding. Endorsed by big names such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Chris Bosh, this is the first year that the CSEW has really hit the mainstream media with such big names thanks to the sponsored coding tutorial. Big props to everyone involved for taking this step as I continue to believe this should be our single greatest priority for all education platforms of the future: continuing technical education for today’s youth.
So, apparently there are a few other people out there that believe the same way I do from my previous post on Technology in Society! It was actually really cool to see around 15 million students learn 1 hour of code. Let’s hope that this may have captured even a small portion of those kids to pursue studies and careers in coding and technology.
Til Next Time,