Friday, December 20, 2013

E-mail from Sal Kahn

I received this really cool e-mail from Sal Kahn that I want to share with you.

Hi guybal,
When I first started Khan Academy I managed to pull the site together with some pretty rusty coding skills I had picked up in high school and college. The founders of Facebook, Instagram, and Google all similarly started their journeys with just one line of code. In the last week over 15 million people tried out coding for the first time as part of the 'Hour of Code' - would you like to join them? At the end of your hour, you'll have coded your very own greeting card to send to someone this holiday season:
Coding may seem a little scary to some, but we’ve made a fun hour of coding that’ll have you building things in a snap. What is coding you ask? It is simply writing instructions for computers and the web to make cool apps, programs, and websites, like Angry Birds or Microsoft Word. Now you can be part ofcreating our technology future, not just living in it! Anyone can learn.
If you can type, you can code:
Mark Zuckerberg on why to learn to code
I can’t wait to see what you make. Hack away, future Zuckerberg!
Sal,
Founder of Khan Academy, lover of code

P.S. Anyone can code - including you! Spend a few minutes checking out the lesson and make a holiday card for someone special.

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