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Code.org is bringing computer education to Alaska Airlines’ in-flight entertainment

Code.org has partnered with Alaska Airlines to offer free educational videos on how computers and the Internet work, Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi wrote in a blog post.. The video series, which stars Micr

Sheryl Sandberg says we need equal access to computer science education

At today's Computer Science Education Week kickoff, the theme was women in coding. In the U.S., just 18 percent of computer science college graduates are women. Tech leaders like Microsoft's Peggy Joh

Code.org raises $12 million from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others

Code.org, the non-profit organization that aims to increase access to computer science education, has raised $12 million in philanthropic funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Infosys Fo

Code.org’s third annual Hour of Code includes star athletes and a new sports-themed coding tutorial

Jocks and nerds haven’t always gotten along in years past, but Code.org aims to bring them together for the third annual Hour of Code with a sports-themed coding campaign. The campaign, which k

Code.org introduces Frozen and Star Wars-themed courses

Code.org is making some of Disney’s most beloved characters from Frozen and Star Wars a regular part of its core curriculum to its millions of K-5 students. Code.org first introduced Frozen&#82

Tynker raises $7.1M to expand its code-teaching programs to new schools and regions

Tynker, a startup that creates apps and curricula that teach kids the basics of coding using games and real-world gadgets, is looking to grow — and has raised $7.1 million in a Series A funding roun

Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg and others urge Congress to fund K-12 computer science education

Some of the biggest names in tech and corporate America, including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon, have teamed up with g

And The Winners Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Are…

Silicon Valley is getting dressed up tonight to celebrate startups, their founders and CEOs, VCs and angels, and the products they make during our 9th Annual Crunchies awards show at the San Francisco

Meet The Organizations Vying For The Crunchie Award For Biggest Social Impact In 2015

It's that time of year again. With the passing of January into February the 9th Annual Crunchies are almost upon us. Next week, on February 8, some of the best minds of our generation will descend

Emergence Capital Investor Wants To Show Off Entrepreneurs’ Super Powers With Graphic Novel

They may have the latest gadgets, but the men and women of Silicon Valley are rarely thought of as superheroes. Joseph Floyd, an Emergence Capital investor, wants to change that. Floyd noticed that ma

Is Seattle Silicon Valley’s Next Favorite Stop?

In the last ten years, the Seattle tech scene has changed quite dramatically. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the only gigantic software companies in town were Microsoft and Amazon. For a time it even b

Apple Stores Will Host Free Coding Workshops For Second Annual ‘Hour of Code’

Apple is participating in this year’s Hour of Code, the second annual worldwide event designed to help spark interest in and provide access to coding education among youth and students. Apple&#8

Mark Zuckerberg And John Doerr Donate $1M To Expand The Hour Of Code Campaign

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan donating $500,000. John and Ann Doerr are also pitching in $500K, and Code.org has also informed TechCrunch that serial entrepreneur Rich Barto

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

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.

Code.org Launches Code Studio, A Toolset And Curriculum For Teaching Kids Programming

Since its creation, Code.org's mission has been to get coding into curriculums for students as schools nationwide. Today, the nonprofit group is launching Code Studio, a combined set of tools and curr

Code.org: 2 Weeks And 600M+ Lines Of Code Later, 20M Students Have Learned An “Hour Of Code”

Less than a year ago, brothers Hadi Partovi and Ali Partovi launched Code.org to help advocate for computer science in the U.S. and increase participation in STEM education by making these subjects mo

Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called Code.org with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science an

LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman On Two Realistic Outcomes Of Teaching Everyone To Code

On a regular basis, we get pitched with major tech industry initiatives to broaden computer science education. A day after Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates signed on to a <a target="_blank" href="http:/

Code.org Launches To Help Make Computer Programming Accessible To Everyone

When you think about hackathons and coders building something quick and dirty, you might envision a dark dorm room at Harvard filled with pizza boxes and empty Red Bull cans. That’s because the