Jack Dorsey, one of the founders of Twitter and now the CEO of Square, is one of a team of tech luminaries helping Code.org lead the charge in promoting the teaching of computer coding to students across the country.
Code.org’s motto is, “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code.”
One way they’re hammering that message home is with a lovely little video featuring Dorsey, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Dropbox’s Drew Houston, and other Silicon Valley superstars. It was directed by Lesley Chilcott of An Inconvenient Truth and Waiting for Superman fame.
Check it out, below.
Code.org, which was started by technology entrepreneurs and startup investors Hadi and Ali Partovi, is helping Silicon Valley in its mission to make a case on Capitol Hill for bringing more high-skilled foreign workers with degrees in math and science to the U.S.
The political campaign – a hearing is scheduled for next week – comes at a time when the demands for engineers at Silicon Valley companies are escalating as never before, concurrently with Congress’s consideration of immigration reform.
Even if you’re not a college student, there are still plenty of opportunities to learn how to code. A few resources: