You may have heard about computer programming – it’s the secret language that tells computers what to do, powering the games we play, the apps we use, the software we work with, even our cars and microwave ovens. If it has batteries or a plug, it is likely made with code.

5530553658_cf0a5dd64d

As technology advances, we all consume computer programming regularly. But only a select few will be able to use these new tools to turn ideas into reality.

Who these lucky people be? Take a moment to watch this video from the folks at code.org, and find out how several leading entrepreneurs and technologists got their start with coding.

Every kid in the world is born with curiosity, creativity and imagination. Learning to code provides an outlet for these natural gifts, opening the door for a lifetime of creation. Coding is a superpower that will not only propel individual boys and girls into successful careers and high salaries, but also add to the likelihood of world-changing innovation.

But wait, there’s more! Beyond the nuts and bolts, the syntax and the semicolons, learning to code means learning to think, and learning how to learn. We’ll get into that in the next post.