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Future Developers: Why Kids Should Learn the Basics of Code

Do you remember learning how to read? You might recall the simple wonder of interpreting something that had previously just been so many meaningless symbols on the page, the amazement you felt when you realized that these words – previously mysterious – were now unlocked to you. That’s the same experience that advocates of teaching coding skills to children are advocating, and it’s definitely one worth pursuing.

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Developers Are “Rock Stars” and "Wizards" at Code.org

A new non-profit foundation with the primary aim of getting more people coding has emerged this week, complete with an introductory video with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Will.I.Am (yes, THAT Will.I.Am!) touting the benefits of software programming. The non-profit is Code.org, and they want to help kids, parents, and schools learn how to program.

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