Yesterday during the worldwide Hour of Code, President Barack Obama became the first US President to write code, raising awareness of the importance of coding to millions of kids all over the world. To date, Hour of Code has helped over 53M kids learn the basics of coding in a fun, educational format. By giving kids an hour long taste of coding, it can help them decide if a career in computer engineering is something that interests them.

Code.org shared the achievement by dubbing Obama as “Coder-in-Chief” after he coded a line in JavaScript during the Hour of Code.


Learning the basics of coding is something that can benefit almost everyone. If you want to try it for yourself, Khan Academy has a free online course for Hour of Code. Check it out here. Watch the video on the next page:

[Video] Obama Becomes First US President to Code
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Elizabeth Becker

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