What do Mark Zuckerberg, Will.I.Am, Bill Gates and Miami Heat Centre Chris Bosh have in common? They all believe computer programming should play a bigger role in schools and voice their perspectives in a new short film.
Nowadays few kids grow up dreaming of being a computer programmer, and it’s not because astronauts and athletes nab the limelight. It’s because people think coding, the art of creating software, is considered nerdy.
A new short film directed by Lesley Chilcott hopes to educate kids on the value of coding. In the film tech-stars Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates voice their views alongside Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am and Miami Heat centre Chris Bosh. There are a number of other notable appearances and a behind the scenes look at DropBox’s inspiring headquarters.
Non-profit organisation Code.org is credited with bringing together these big names in an effort to help teachers and students to learn computer programming. The video itself raises some interesting points and statistics.