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What is The Hour Code? Students Teach Celebrities and Kids About Computer Coding

The Hour Code are a series of videos that were made to encourage the world to learn about computer science and coding as the industry continues to grow to be one of the top careers in the world.

The Hour Code Teaches Celebrities and Kids About Computer Coding - photo from Video

The Hour Code Teaches Celebrities and Kids About Computer Coding – photo from Video

While many might think coding is a difficult job to learn, The Hour Code gathered celebrities, children, adults, and people in the computer science industry to show that coding can be as easy as a click from your keyboard. The video, which was directed and produced by Nicole Ehrlich and James Gwertzman, shows everyone how easy it is to write simple codes.

Take a look at the long list of people that the video was able to include:

Leigha Benford (CS student)
Tanya Parker (CS student)
Angela Bassett (Actress)
Kenna (Recording Artist)
Dwight Howard (NBA player)
Gregory Shelby (Barista)
Nas (Recording artist)
IM5 (Band)
Warren Sapp (NFL Hall-of-famer)
Thomas Suarez (CS student)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Actress)
Shakira (Recording artist)
Ashton Kutcher (Actor)
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
JR Hildebrand (Indy race car driver)
Janice Mak’s computer class of 3rd and 4th graders
Asher Bradshaw (skateboard prodigy)
John Pistone (retired Petty Officer, US Navy)
Raquel Allegra (Fashion designer)
Tricia Donegan (Yoga instructor)
Bren Cohee (Surfer)
Bill Gates (Microsoft founder, technologist, and philanthropist)
President Barack Obama
Erik Mateo (Construction worker)
Sarah Serrano (retired Sergeant, US Marine Corps)
Dr. Banafsheh Bayati (Doctor)
Mike Hopkins (NASA Astronaut)
Rick Mastracchio (NASA Astronaut)
Susan Wojcicki (SVP at Google)
Yassi and Lili (Students)
Hadi Partovi (Code.org Founder & CEO)
Elizabeth Billings (Student)
James Gwertzman (Code.org Chief Evangelist)
Student in Colombia (Fundacion Pies Descalvos)
Parmida (Student)
Gavin (Student)
Avid (Student)
Lilia Luciano (Journalist)
4-year-old Sofia (Student)
70-year-old Firooz (Retired professor)
Juri Wang (Video game developer)
Student in Kenya
Carly Rae Jepsen (Recording artist)
Kamya Parekh (Student)
Ali Partovi with family (Code.org co-founder)
Steve Jobs (appearing with permission of his estate)
Erica Khosrowshahi (Student)
The Clisham family (Students)
Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook founder, technologist)
Monique Coleman (Actress)
Chris Bosh (NBA player)
Julian Hernandez (Cook)
Governor Jeb Bush
Senator Cory Booker
(“selfie” videos from students doing the Hour of Code from around the world)
Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), voice-only (Recording artist)

Here is the video below that has gone viral on Youtube with nearly 2 million views:

If you want to learn more about The Hour Code and what computer coding is, take a look here to see their introduction video.

Video from Youtube Channel Code.org

What is The Hour Code? Students Teach Celebrities and Kids About Computer Coding.

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