"I have always loved video games and technology, but I’m so lucky to be able to do what I do now and share that passion with the world. I’m super excited to be participating in the Hour of Code and hope everyone will join me!”
“I was 13 when I first got access to a computer. Before I knew it some friends and I were teaching the programming class. Coding has opened up amazing opportunities for me. No matter what your interests are, it can do the same for you.”
"When we were in high school (before YouTube even existed), we would make feature films and show them to our friends, now our production company has over 10 million subscribers watching our films around the world. We're really excited to support Hour of Code to help get others their start."
“Freshman year I discovered my love of coding and changed my major to Computer Science. I asked myself, "How can I use this knowledge for good?" My friends and I started a social good company that uses a mobile app to engage people in community service. Now, I can combine my passions for technology and philanthropy!”
“When I was in 8th grade, my dad brought home a Timex Sinclair ZX81 computer. I found that I could write words (code) and make things happen on the screen. Today, I work in an industry where the level of creativity and artistry, to me, matches that of any other medium – all possible through the power of computer programming.”
What's your dream future? Inventing something cool? Helping the environment? Creating your own business? Whatever it is, chances are that coding can help bring it to life. Through coding, you can make apps, games, products, and more. Everyone starts somewhere, so take your first step and do your #hourofcode today! Get started with a tutorial or participate in a free workshop at a Microsoft Store. Find a store near you and register.
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