THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WANTS YOU to learn one hour of computer code

Published on You Tube Dec 8, 2013

“Have you done your Hour of Code yet?
Join millions of others at:”

Cast in order of appearance

  • Leigha Benford ( student)
  • Tanya Parker (student)
  • Angela Bassett (Actress)
  • Kenna (Recording Artist)
  • Dwight Howard (NBA player)
  • Gregory Shelby (Barista)
  • Nas (Recording artist)
  • IM5 (Band)
  • Warren Sapp (NFL Hall-of-famer)
  • Thomas Suarez (CS student)
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar (Actress)
  • Shakira (Recording artist)
  • Ashton Kutcher (Actor)
  • Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
  • JR Hildebrand (Indy race car driver)
  • Janice Mak’s computer class of 3rd and 4th graders
  • Asher Bradshaw (skateboard prodigy)
  • John Pistone (retired Navy)
  • Raquel Allegra (fashion designer)
  • Tricia Donegan (Yoga instructor)
  • Bren Cohee (Surfer)
  • Bill Gates (Microsoft founder, technologist, and philanthropist)

Uncle Sam

  • President Barack Obama
  • Construction worker
  • Sarah Serrano (retired Army)
  • Dr. Banafsheh Bayati (Doctor)
  • Mike Hopkins (NASA Astronaut)
  • Rick Mastracchio (NASA Astronaut)
  • Susan Wojcicki (SVP at Google)
  • Yassi and Lili (Students)
  • Hadi Partovi ( Founder & CEO)
  • Elizabeth Billings (Student)
  • James Gwertzman ( Chief Evangelist)
  • Student in Colombia (Fundacion Pies Descalvos)
  • Parmida (Student)
  • Gavin (Student)
  • Avid (Student)
  • Lilia Luciano (Journalist)
  • 4-year-old Sofia (Student)
  • 70-year-old Firooz (Retired professor)
  • Juri Wang (Video game developer)
  • Fishmonger
  • Student in Kenya
  • Carly Rae Jepsen (Recording artist)
  • Kamya Parekh (Student)
  • Ali Partovi with family ( co-founder)
  • Steve Jobs (appearing with permission of his estate)
  • Erica Khosrowshahi (Student)
  • The Clisham family (Students)
  • Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook founder, technologist)
  • Monique Coleman (Actress)
  • Chris Bosh (NBA player)
  • Governor Jeb Bush
  • Senator Cory Booker


About Us is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science education by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. We believe computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Our goals include:

  • Bringing Computer Science classes to every K-12 school in the United States, especially in urban and rural neighborhoods.
  • Demonstrating the successful use of online curriculum in public school classrooms
  • Changing policies in all 50 states to categorize C.S. as part of the math/science “core” curriculum
  • Harnessing the collective power of the tech community to celebrate and grow C.S. education worldwide
  • To increase the representation of women and students of color in the field of Computer Science.

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