Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Their vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code
campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Microsoft, Facebook, the Infosys Foundation, Google, Omidyar Network, and many more
In 2013, Code.org was launched by twin brothers Hadi
and Ali Partovi
with a video
promoting computer science. This video became #1 on YouTube for a day, and 15,000 schools reached out to us for help. Since then, they've expanded from a bootstrapped staff of volunteers to build a full organization supporting a worldwide movement. They believe that a quality computer science education should be available to every child, not just a lucky few.
To support their goal, they do work across the education spectrum: designing their own courses or partnering with others, training teachers, partnering with large school districts, helping change government policies, expanding internationally via partnerships, and marketing to break stereotypes.
Their work builds upon decades of effort, by countless organizations and individuals
who have helped establish, fund, and spread computer science education. They're thankful to benefit from the tireless help of the broader computer science education community.