Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Obama Becomes First President to Write a Computer Program | WIRED

A hopeful sign of the times

"President Barack Obama told the world that everyone should learn how to code. And now he’s putting his money where his mouth is.

Earlier today, to help kick-off the annual Computer Science Education Week, Obama became the first president ever to write a computer program. It was a very simple program—all it does is draw a square on a screen—but that’s the point, says Hadi Partovi, co-founder Code.org, an organization that promotes computer science education. “All programming starts simple,” he says. “No one starts by creating a complicated game.”"
Obama Becomes First President to Write a Computer Program | WIRED
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