Source: All data and quotes from https://code.org, our strategic partner in computer coding.

Salman Khan, Founder, Khan Academy

To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession. Along with reading and writing, the ability to program is going to define what an educated person is.

Cory Booker, United States Senator

https://code.org/images/people/cory-booker.jpgComputer programming is quickly becoming an essential career skill. Learning to code is a fantastic opportunity equalizer – if you’re good at it, it can help you achieve your dreams.

Bill Gates, Chairman, Microsoft

Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.

Chris Bosh, NBA All-star, Miami Heat

Coding is very important when you think about the future, where everything is going. With more phones and tablets and computers being made, and more people having access to every thing and information being shared, I think it’s very important to be able to learn the language of coding and programming.

Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google

For most people on Earth, the digital revolution hasn’t even started yet. Within the next 10 years, all that will change. Let’s get the whole world coding!

Mark Zuckerberg, Founder, Facebook

Our policy at Facebook is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. There just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today.

Leland Melvin, Astronaut, NASA Education Administrator

Computers play an increasingly larger role in all fields of science; they’re helping us explore outer-space and our solar system. Whether you want to become a doctor or an astronaut, it would help to learn the basics of computer programming.

Snoop Dogg, Rapper, Singer-songwriter, and Actor

Support the American dream and make coding available to EVERYONE!!

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