Hadi Partovi

Why the rise of Iranian-Americans in tech is no surprise

Longtime Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has put Iranian and Iranian-Americans in the spotlight. In part, that's because the 48-year-old, just elected to become Uber's new CEO, fled Iran with his family

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

A Call To Arms Against McCarthy 2.0

This week, I learned that HR-158 has Obama’s support, has cleared the House of Representatives with a whopping 407-19 majority, and is on track to be passed by the Senate within days. While the bill

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

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

OPower to Expand to West Coast, Names iLike Founder Hadi Partovi to Advisory Board

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/opower-logo.png"> Energy efficiency tracking company <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/opower">OPOWER</a> added <a href="http://www.