There are more than 250 UW computer science students in one class — intro to coding. Photo via

Analysis: The exploding demand for computer science education, and why America needs to keep up

The chart above tells quite a story. That blue line — the one that looks like a hockey stick — shows how interest in computer science from freshmen at the University of Washington in Seattle has skyrocketed since 2010 compared with other engineering fields. The UW is not alone. Countless other U.S. universities, from Harvard to Stanford to the University of Michigan, are seeing… Read More

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Video: Mark Zuckerberg tells the story of how he inspired one kid to code

Code.org, the non-profit created by entrepreneurs Ali and Hadi Partovi, continues to gain momentum around its public relations campaign stressing the importance of computer science education. The short film — directed by Lesley Chilcott, the producer of Waiting for Superman and An Inconvenient Truth — has been viewed 12 million times since its release two weeks ago.  Hadi Partovi also… Read More