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Zuckerberg shares cutest story ever about learning to code in new Code.org clip

Here’s an absolutely awww-dorable clip featuring Mark Zuckerberg and a story about a kid getting started with the iPhone SDK.

The clip comes courtesy of Code.org, the advocacy group that’s trying to get more people — especially women, minorities, and the economically disenfranchised — into the developer world.

“Coding is the American Dream. If you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or even want a high paying job, those jobs are for programmers,” said Code.org founder Hadi Partovi in a recent interview with VentureBeat.

“And yet the opportunity to be exposed to that is going to the top 10 percent, and that is just morally wrong.”

Check it out:

Code.org’s original video, featuring a string of high-profile tech folks as well as non-technical celebrities, has already been viewed more than 12 million times, the organization tells us this morning via email.

“Also, we’ve seen interest from over 9,500 schools who want more computer programming courses, and have over 21,000 engineers who have volunteered to support the cause,” a rep said. “These are pretty incredible results.”


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