What Most Schools Don’t Teach

“Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… because it teachers you how to think.”>>Bill: created Microsoft
I was 13 when I first got access to a computer.>>Jack: created Twitter
My parents bought me a Macintosh in 1984
when I was eight years old. I was in sixth grade I learned to code in college.>>Ruchi: First female engineer at Facebook.
Freshman year first semester, Intro to Computer Science. I wrote a program that played Tic-tac-toe.>>Drew: Created Dropbox
I think it was pretty humble beginnings.
I think the first program I wrote asked things like, What’s your favorite color? Or, How old are you?>>Elena: Created Clothia.com
I first learned how make a green circle
and a red square appear on the screen.>>Gabe: Created Valve
The first time I actually had something come up and say “Hello World”, and I made a computer do that, it was just astonishing.>>Mark: Created Facebook
Learning how to program didn’t start off as wanting to learn all of Computer Science or trying to master this discipline or anything like that. it just started off because I wanted to do this one simple thing. I want to make something that was fun for myself and and my sisters. I wrote this little program then basically just add a little bit to it. Then when I needed to learn something new I looked it up either in a book or on the Internet and then added a little bit to it. It’s really not unlike kind of playing an instrument or something or playing a sport. It starts out being very intimidating, but you kind of get the hang of it over time.>>Chris: NBA All-Star, Coded in College
Coding is something that can be learned and… I know it can be intimidating… a lot of things are intimidating, but… you know, what isn’t?>>Makinde: Early Facebook engineer
A lot of the coding that people do is actually fairly simple. It’s more about the process of breaking down problems than coming up with complicated algorithms as people traditionally think about it.>>Vanessa: Created Girl Develop IT
You don’t have to be a genius to know how to code.
You need to be determined. Addition, subtraction…that’s about about it.>>Tony: CEO @ Zappos
You should probably know your multiplication tables.>>Bronwen: Technical artist at Valve
You don’t have to be a genius to code.
Do you have to be a genius to read? Even if you want to become a race car driver or play baseball or… you know build a house… all of these things
have been turned upside down by software. What is it, is you know, computers are everywhere. You want to work in agriculture? Do you want to work in entertainment?
Do you want to work in manufacturing? It’s just all over. Here we are, 2013>>Will.I.Am: Created The Black Eyed Peas, Now taking coding classes
We all depend on technology to communicate, to bank… …information… and none of us know how to read and write code. When I was in school I was in the this
after school group called the Whiz Kids and when people found out they laughed at me
and you know, all these things and I’m like “Man I don’t care! I think it’s cool and I’m learning a lot and some of my friends have jobs!” Our policy is literally to hire as many talented engineers as we can find. The whole limit in the system is that
there just aren’t enough people who are trained and have these skills today. To get the very best people we try to make the office as awesome as possible. We have a fantastic chef. free food breakfast, lunch and dinner. free laundry Snacks even places to play video games and scooters there’s always kinds of interesting things around the office where people can play, or relax, or go to think, or play music or be creative.>>HADI: Created Code.Org
Whether you’re trying to make a lot of money
or whether you just want to change the world, Computer programming is an incredibly empowering skill to learn. I think if someone had told me that software is really about humanity, that it’s really about helping people by using computer technology it would have changed my outlook a lot earlier. To be able to actually come up with an idea and then see it in your hands and then be able to press a button and have it be in millions of people hands, I mean, I think we’re the first generation in the world that’s really ever had that kind of experience. Just to think that you can start something in your college dorm room and you can have a set of people who haven’t built a big company before come together and build something that a billion people use as part of their daily lives… It’s crazy to think about, right? It’s really, it’s humbling and it’s amazing. The programmers of tomorrow are the wizards of the future. You know, you’re going look like you have magic powers
compared to everybody else. It’s amazing. It’s, it’s the closest thing we have to a super power. Great coders are today’s Rock Stars. That’s it! 1 million of the best jobs in America may go unfilled… …because only 1 in 4 schools teach students how to code. Whether you want to be a doctor or a rockstar, ask about a coding class at your school or learn online at Code.org Share this film and visit Code.org.


  1. LuckyTuvshee said:

    Anybody tell me who is 00:20

    April 12, 2018
  2. matt anstett said:

    a lot of people like myself dont want to be surrounded by computers our entire lives, so no i dont agree. learn physics

    April 12, 2018
  3. Popypoplandpop Popy said:


    April 12, 2018
  4. Amaan khan said:

    Many channels keep copy pasting this video with different titles

    April 13, 2018
  5. corn hole said:

    i saw gabe i clicked

    April 13, 2018
  6. Nocturnal Gaming said:

    Sees Gaben Clicks Video

    April 14, 2018
  7. Psyudo0x1a said:

    Be practical, Have patience, Get ready to face failures, Seek help, Learn, Be Logical, gain experience && repeat. I guess this things can help new comers in Programming.

    April 14, 2018
  8. Somcoders said:

    4:02 Background music???

    April 14, 2018
  9. hopS said:


    April 15, 2018
  10. xyz said:

    I'm ten years old, and I taught myself to code when I was eight. I love programming! I code in C++, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Batch, Python (well not anymore because it crashes my computer), and more!

    April 16, 2018
  11. Kehinde Ogunrinola said:

    Hi there, I'm sorry it's late I'm commenting this, but I've got a big problem, my family are not in my support as a programmer… I'm depressed
    Pls I'm gonna need a motivational video on this… In fact, my dad said he hates it… They always get one kind of bad feeling when I'm working on computer

    April 16, 2018
  12. Asphaltguy said:


    April 19, 2018
  13. Nirmal Krishna said:

    3:19 me as a software engineer 🤦‍♂️

    April 19, 2018
  14. MrJelyJelo said:

    you cant teleport when enemys are nearby 0:50

    April 28, 2018
  15. chrysoberyl said:

    I’m glad that I started coding in 3rd grade

    April 28, 2018
  16. Sayan Saha said:

    I want to learn programing,codeing.I want to learn cs.But my school do not want to teach that…..I live in a place where no one for suggestion in this field….But you tube give me the chance ……don't know what to do….😢😢😢😢

    April 29, 2018
  17. cannibalcolly said:

    the lizard is here

    May 2, 2018
  18. Eclipse Woodwolf said:

    I like how it says what app they created under their name.

    May 4, 2018
  19. Troye Robinson said:

    i learned how to code thank you video

    May 4, 2018
  20. Everest Network said:

    Visita nuestra Web : https://noticiasbitcoin.io/

    May 4, 2018
  21. Suraj Swagger said:

    Can you tell me one universal programming language for following 3:
    1. Apps and games
    2. Web development
    3. Back end data processing
    4. And if possible linking all three of above

    May 11, 2018
  22. TransistorSnack said:

    I dont like this video because "Not everyone should code" by polymatter and also that shitty cover of dance yrself clean

    May 19, 2018
  23. willington velasquez said:

    WOW !! INCREÍBLE yo quiero participar

    May 20, 2018
  24. Nappe v said:


    May 30, 2018
  25. persian shayan said:

    So cool.

    June 6, 2018
  26. Code_Fantasy said:

    Here's the channel TRAILER!


    Please Subscribe and Support

    June 7, 2018
  27. Mattia Dimauro said:

    It took me five years to understand the song at 3:15 is a remix of Dance Yrself Clean from LCD Soundsystem ! Someone know whos this remix from?!

    June 15, 2018
  28. FAN ARTS said:

    Oh my god the programmers are the wizards of today's generation. I m inspired by this statement.

    June 16, 2018
  29. azat murg said:

    En iyi kod kopyala yapıştır

    June 18, 2018
  30. Kingdom Xerxes said:

    Imagine Samaritans hotline run by VR machines!! …. lol
    … but yea! what a moment in my teenage years '85 – my first coding prog using hex machine code on Oric-1 … awesome moment 4 sure.

    July 7, 2018
  31. Nick Castillo said:

    Jesus Christ is the truth the way and the life

    July 7, 2018
  32. DontRead MyComment said:

    Gabe is a snitch

    July 7, 2018
  33. p1tey said:

    robot zucc

    July 9, 2018
  34. Tulsi Mahanto said:

    Anyone in 2018

    July 13, 2018
  35. Mister Slovenia said:

    You guys suck so much that make me want to die, you take others' tragedy and make a pseudo-bussiness out of it and be so proud of your fucking rich American schools which have the highest shooting percentage in the world.Seriously?What can you guys teach us?Who put these psycopaths in charge?Go fuck yourselves or we will burn all of you, all of you.

    July 16, 2018
  36. T-Series said:

    thanks for the compliment Scratch ID: ChickenriceIsBack

    July 20, 2018
  37. Carry the Lucumber said:

    3:51 Did anyone see Kung Fu Panda 3: Dino Rider in the background?

    August 4, 2018
  38. Klebinho Alencar said:

    OMG! I am very happy to discover you right here on the internet by chance. It was everything I needed and wanted, someone to teach real programming : D

    August 7, 2018
  39. TheSteve TSP said:

    Nice 🙂

    August 9, 2018
  40. Sanjeewani Lakmali said:

    i love coding

    August 18, 2018
  41. joseph jefferson said:

    Being a university alum and former educator, I realize that our colleges & universities here in the U.S., do an extremely poor job at preparing students for real world practices and situations in the areas of information systems and technology. A misguided perception is that the main area of focus should be placed on THEORETICAL knowledge, while hands-on knowledge (which is just about non-existent), along with the purchases/incorporation of outdated equipment become the agendas of each and every day. Colleges and universities charge lovely dollars for attendance and so there should be no excuse for this. Some of these colleges and universities say that they occasionally meet with companies/corporations/LLCs to discuss the skills necessary to actually land a job with these institutions. Man, I'd like to be a "fly-on-the-wall" for a few of these meetings, for as far as I can see, the grade for these so-called higher-learning institution interactions, should be one big fat "F."

    August 20, 2018
  42. wb durjoy said:

    I am very happy

    August 29, 2018
  43. ジェイソンカルロス said:


    September 15, 2018
  44. Arun Rana said:

    which software use in 2:45min for developing

    September 21, 2018
  45. Programming Tips said:

    Code.org without internet connection offline version of code.org

    September 27, 2018
  46. Rodrigo Proença said:

    Thanks for this video, it motivated me to transition careers and last week I got a internship at Microsoft!

    October 18, 2018
  47. LCA Student16 said:


    October 22, 2018
  48. Downwind said:

    I found a way to complete the challenge in the angry birds thing
    Here :

    for (var count = 0; count2 <2; count++) {
    for (var count2 = 0; count3 <2; count3+++) {
    for (var count3 = 0; count3 <2; count3++) {


    When run
    Move forward
    Repeat 2 times to move forward
    Turn right
    Repeat 3 times to move forward
    Turn left
    Repeat 2 times to move forward

    This is off topic but ya…

    November 3, 2018
  49. Abigail Davidson said:

    Hmmm hey peoples this is an option for a pathway in school and I’ve been debating between coding and media arts. Which should I pick?

    November 3, 2018
  50. Central Intelligence Agency said:

    0:40 Gabe! My lord!

    November 10, 2018
  51. Kaito Kuroba said:

    HTML is good language to learn programming

    November 24, 2018
  52. Caio Farah said:

    Every time I need motivation, I find myself watching this video again.

    November 24, 2018
  53. zDarK said:


    November 28, 2018
  54. Joshua Laurin said:

    I came here for will.i.am

    December 3, 2018
  55. Xavier Vargas said:


    December 4, 2018
  56. Joseph Jones said:

    mark zucc

    December 6, 2018
  57. LukeySan said:

    my teacher told me to watch this and when Gaben showed up on the screen I bought 5000 keys & cases in csgo for lord Gaben

    December 7, 2018
  58. Lindsey Carlson said:


    December 7, 2018
  59. wo wo said:

    Na dann werde ich mal starten.

    December 12, 2018
  60. a said:

    WOW they had an interview with a lizard

    December 17, 2018
  61. Keen Observer said:

    Lol coding is easy, debugging is not

    December 24, 2018
  62. Damon Oh said:

    Хешовски Йух

    December 27, 2018
  63. Tutorial Valley said:

    wait so bill gates got a computer at the age of 13 ?
    i started using a computer at the age of 5
    i live in china
    i started coding at the age of 12
    i love coding'
    i might be the next bill gate

    lol 🙂

    January 13, 2019
  64. Dawn Bringer said:

    I've been practicing my Python. Holy fuck man it seems like everything useful I've ever learned to do or Skill that is useful I learned on my own in my own time. the public education system spends millions on Sports and yet it can't even muster the time or the resources to teach kids how to Write code. If even one in a hundred of those kids became professional athletes it still wouldn't be worth the misallocated resources in the public education system. Maybe if we weren't throwing so much away on Footballs soccer balls basketballs jerseys stadiums nets etc we could actually have a decent computer science department in many of these schools and not be running PCS that are ten years out of date.

    January 15, 2019
  65. Doctor It said:

    I disagree it may not be hard to code basic things but advanced coding takes a little more skill then making a chicken cross the road.

    January 19, 2019
  66. Anna LeVangie said:

    I think everything is interesting about coding. People should learn it because it is interesting!

    January 30, 2019
  67. FormyPlays said:


    January 30, 2019
  68. Arjun Bemarkar said:

    1:32 – 1:42 that’s very true

    February 2, 2019
  69. David D'Amico said:

    ahhh yass GAbE

    February 6, 2019
  70. Ben Kuehl said:

    Would love to see you guys create an updated version of this video. As it is now almost 6 years old.

    February 11, 2019
  71. MisT Daily said:

    code.org does not teach you code ITS FAKE CODE

    February 18, 2019
  72. TheThinkingMan said:

    Will.I.Am – Created Black Eyed Peas…

    XD Ok….

    February 22, 2019
  73. stick dude said:

    Show this to the laid off journalists

    March 4, 2019
  74. plein aire said:

    how is computer science making life better for humanity???give examples and computer games don''t count!!!

    March 4, 2019
  75. Colt William Bowman said:

    I came here to watch PewDiePie

    March 12, 2019
  76. Josué Saron said:


    March 13, 2019
  77. Mateen Shaikh said:

    I wonder what OS billy might have used ?

    March 17, 2019
  78. Daniela Monteiro said:

    Eu sou professora de informática, e enquanto assisti esse vídeo, foi impossível não chorar. Meu sonho sempre foi me formar na área de tecnologia e fazer a diferença ensinando aos meus alunos coisas básicas desde ao que é um computador até a programar. Em 2016, o ano em que me formei, o governo do estado de Santa Catarina demitiu todos os professores de informática. Eu fiquei arrasada, sei que para muita gente pode parecer besteira, mas eu realmente sofri e sofro muito com o descaso que nós professores de informática sofremos. Então, este ano foi assumido um novo governo, e utilizando a ouvidoria, perguntei quais seriam os rumos da tecnologia educacional no atual governo. E para minha tristeza, apenas responderam que nós professores de informática servíamos como meros zeladores, que apenas abria e fechavam as portas da sala de informática. E ainda afirmara que o sucateamento da sala da informática foi culpa dos professores de informática. Hoje trabalho em duas escolas diferentes de um município vizinho, dou aula para crianças carentes que não possuem acesso a tecnologia em suas casas, mas na escola, se depender de mim, até o final do ano elas estarão programando. Quem sabe assim, de alguma forma eu faça a diferença para elas. Obrigada pelo vídeo.

    March 22, 2019
  79. Masterblook gaming said:

    0:41 half life 3 confirmed

    March 27, 2019
  80. Levi Mykel House said:


    April 4, 2019
  81. Matias Perlo said:

    Quien mas vino aca por UTN jajajajaja

    April 5, 2019
  82. orangevirus2 said:

    the music starting at 3:18 is a song, if yes, what's it called?

    April 6, 2019
  83. archieboi said:

    If anyone is seeing this…. I am a 13 year old with a dream to become a game dev… but ofc code isnt taught in my school. I need a teacher, but have no money. Message me if you want to help idk no one will care

    April 12, 2019
  84. Georges Salim Zarife said:


    April 16, 2019
  85. Fatpupper said:

    elon musk?

    April 18, 2019
  86. Matias Escudero said:

    Porque el 90% parecen robots? Me asusta.

    April 19, 2019
  87. John Honny said:

    Good video; coding is necessary. Besides my own my favorite code is the bar code. Im working on my own OS.

    April 21, 2019
  88. J-ManTF2 said:

    Code.org knows Gaben WTF

    April 26, 2019
  89. Rahul Verma said:

    i am a simple man. i saw gaben i clicked.

    June 2, 2019
  90. Gavisiddappa Linganabandi said:

    I think Linus Torvalds is missing in this video

    June 8, 2019
  91. fenix project said:

    "..you don't have to be a genius to code…" bullshit you don't need be a genius for use a STUPID FRAMEWORK that do all for you, those are Fake deveopers, but real developers are Genius, stop put those lies in mind of people, how can that woman compare our software developer profession with read a book?….so stupid

    June 12, 2019
  92. blackteam _ said:

    0:42 gabe cam back we suck

    June 15, 2019
  93. PinkFlamingoClownFish said:

    0:41 I first started coding with C++, and all I wanted to do was to make the computer say something. As soon as I figured out how to do this, I then wanted to know how the computer knew how to do that, down to the binary- and CPU-level. How far do I need to wonder?

    June 24, 2019
  94. 04ณัชพงศ์ มิ่งสูงเนิน said:


    July 5, 2019
  95. The Racing Guy said:

    Shocking about how students are not taught this and when they talk about it, they say it's not important in life. I do computer science GCSE and I am making a programming language and through my experience of coding I've learnt how important it is for people to understand this.

    July 14, 2019
  96. Melih Can said:

    Gaben where is the Half Life3!?

    July 26, 2019
  97. Mubeen Sheeraz said:

    I watched this video in 2013 and was inspired to pursue computer science. And in 2019, 6 years later I've graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Computer Science, and will be working at one of the big tech companies. Dreams do come true.

    August 5, 2019
  98. Gumm BAE said:


    August 6, 2019
  99. Sophie Toma said:

    Thing is I'm in school. In class. With our teacher asking us to watch this. HHHHHMMMMMMM

    August 9, 2019
  100. Igor Shirkalin said:

    Some of "cool" people here are really too bad.

    August 17, 2019

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