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Coding is cool! Code.org urges students to learn to code with resources + terrific new video

videoCode.org, Hadi Partovi’s nationwide effort to encourage students to learn to code, has rolled out an inspirational new video featuring some of the top names from technology and the world at large – from Bill Gates to will.i.am.

Says GeekWire:

“Seattle entrepreneur Hadi Partovi is on a mission to transform computer science education in the U.S. And Partovi is off to a pretty fast start with Code.org, the nonprofit which he formed last month with his twin brother Ali.

“Among members of Code.org’s newly-formed advisory board are some of the biggest names in technology, including venture capitalist and Netscape founder Marc Andreessen; Square CEO Jack Dorsey; Dropbox CEO Drew Houston; angel investor Ron Conway; Paypal co-founder Max Levchin and many others.

“From the Seattle area, Partovi has enlisted the advisory support of University of Washington computer scientist Ed Lazowska; Microsoft general counsel Brad Smith; and Amazon.com senior vice president Jeff Willke.

“‘I’ve never pitched an idea that has been easier to sell,’ said Partovi when asked about the power brokers he’s lined up behind Code.org.”

Visit Code.org and watch the video here.

February 26, 2013