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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Urges Girls To Participate In Code.org’s Hour Of Code

Girls, boys, transgendered peoples, young, old, whomever – get out there and code! The “Internet of Things” means all of the devices around us will be controlled by software. Learning to code means you understand how the devices around us operate, and gives you an opportunity to participate in the next major technological revolution! It might feel like rocket science to the uninitiated, but if you visit the code.org folks, codeacademy.com or any number of online courses available now – you can learn in the spare minutes you have! Get out there any learn to code!

TechCrunch

Young Pakistani activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has thrown in her support for Code.org’s Hour of Code program to get young women and girls into computer science.

Just days after becoming the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in history, Yousafzai took to YouTube to implore young women and girls in every country to do one hour of code. “You can do it, even if you don’t have a computer,” she tells the audience.

The program was backed with support from President Obama and a slew of other politicians, celebrities and tech giants such as Microsoft and Google through a grass roots campaign last December. The idea was to get every student to try their hand at coding.

Code.org founders Hadi and Ali Partovi expected to reach about 5 million students at the beginning of last year’s campaign. Hour of Code has now reached 40 million students in over…

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