The US President Barack Obama became the first US president to write a line of code publicly. According to CNBC, President Obama was kicking off Code.org’s Hour of Code campaign and Computer Science Education Week.
This is what the president wrote, according to Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi:
Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi said Obama “asked if he needs to type the F in upper-case, and he got the () and the ; right too, he was very precise and didn’t make a typing mistake.”
“We’re starting too late when it comes to making sure that our young people are familiar, not just with how to play a video game, but how to create a video game, not just how to work a smartphone, but how to create the apps for a smartphone,” Obama said at the event. “One of the great things about America is we invent and make stuff, not just use it.”
Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.
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