In advance of Computer Week, which kicks off on Monday, has brought together some of the biggest names in the tech industry to teach everyone to code. All it takes is an hour to start learning.

The tutorials cover most of theĀ popular scripting languages. There’s one from Mark Zuckerberg and Angry Birds, an intro to JavaScript from Khan Academy, Python basics from Grok Learning, several “make a mobile app in an hour” tutorials, and more. You can start playing with the tutorials now, but more of them are still being added, and next week is when would-be coders of all ages are encouraged to spend a week or just an hour learning new skills.

Besides Gates and Zuckerberg, most of the major tech companies (e.g., Amazon, Microsoft, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Apple, Yahoo) are backing this endeavorā€”and trying to correct the fact that 9 out of 10 US schools don’t even teach programming.


Hour of Code Offers Coding Tutorials from Bill Gates, Zuckerberg, Etc