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HOUR OF CODE - Anyone can learn.

In a relatively new campaign, the web site Code.org is promoting people of all ages and status to learn a bit of computer programming. From the site:
"Computer science is a top-paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at 2X the national average." "Less than 2.4% of college students graduate with a degree in computer science. And the numbers have dropped in the last decade."
Code.org outlines that computer science studies have underwhelming suppport at the high school level and have low priority at both a gender and ethnic level. On the site, you can sign a petition to ask your state to extend more effort in supporting computer science studies and follow some tutorials that cover some basic coding. Many well known people have joined the effort to promote "an hour of coding" including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Ashton Kucher.
I am giving it a try myself... hey, anybody can learn.