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Zuckerberg and Gates video pushes kids into coding

Code.Org created a video to encourage kids to learn computer programming. The video has proved very popular and has been attracting the attention of a very wide audience, there are over 5 million views already on the YouTube video.

The non-profit organisation created a video which includes people such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Gabe Newell, Jack Dorsey and Chris Bosh has inspired more than 260,000 petition signatures and many donations on the site.

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A spokesman for the non profit organisation are very happy with the results and said “For a ‘geeky’ topic like motivating people to code, it’s clear that the team behind Code.org and director Lesley Chilcott have found a way to break through the perceptions and get people talking about the national need for more computer programming education.”

The Code.org founders also made an appearance yesterday on Reddit for an Ask Me Anything session. A lot of the session was focused on parent’s concerns about a lack of coding education at high school levels. They recommended people to take a look at code.org/learn.

Kitguru says: A great idea and one that has been well received already.

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