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President Obama does the Hour of Code


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Barack Obama became the first US President to program a computer, to show that anybody can start learning computer science. See the code he wrote: #moveForward

Also present at this historic Hour of Code: Vice President Joe Biden, National Science Foundation Director France Cordova, US CTO Megan Smith, Office of Science and Technology Policy senior advisor to the President John Holdren, as well as Hadi and Ali Partovi and Pat Yongpradit of, and partner school district superintendents Bob Runcie of Broward County, Terry Grier of Houston, and Kim Hill of Charles County.

The students who were learning are from South Seventeenth Street School in an urban neighborhood in Newark, NJ. They were selected from 76,000 classrooms who had registered to do the Hour of Code.

Start the Hour of Code at