FutureStack14 Video: Hadi Partovi, Code.org, and America’s Untapped Opportunity

As you may know, last week was Code.org’s Computer Science Education Week (CSEDWeek), dedicated to the idea that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. New Relic participated in many ways, from promoting the event at FutureStack14 and on this blog to multiple company employees volunteering to help with related events.

We’ve shared insights from Code.org president and co-founder Hadi Partovi’s FutureStack14 keynote presentation on Computer Science: America’s Untapped Opportunity, but we’re now able to present the video of his talk in its entirety:

Hadi noted that “there’s a huge mismatch between how much opportunity there is in this field… and how many kids actually have access to this opportunity.” He notes, for example, that AP courses in computer science are available in only 5% of high schools, and only 15% of the kids who do take the courses are girls, and just 8% are African-American or Hispanic.

For more on Code.org, the untapped opportunity, and giving back with software, check out these New Relic blog posts:


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