In a new video for nonprofit Code.org, tech world titans Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jack Dorsey, as well as NBA celeb Chris Bosh and Grammy award-winning artist Will.I.Am, motivate students to take computer programming and coding classes.
"It's really not unlike playing an instrument or playing a sport," said DropBox founder Drew Houston. "It starts out very intimidating, but you get the hang of it over time."
Other top representatives from Valve and Zappos weighed in on the importance of computer programming in schools. As Mashable pointed out, over a million jobs in America may go unfilled because 90 percent of schools don't teach coding. But, with any luck, this new initiative poses to change that.