12/09/2013 02:54 pm ET Updated Feb 08, 2014

Obama, Celebrities, Politicians And Tech Co’s Come Together To Launch Coding Education Push | TechCrunch

Back in January, brothers Ali Partovi and Hadi Partovi launched a new non-profit organization called with a simple mission: Change the perception America has of coding and computer science and make those subjects accessible to the masses.

There’s no better indication of just how far has come in less than a year — and how much America now supports the need to make STEM a greater part of our national priority — than what you will witness over the coming week. Tonight, in celebration of the arrival of Computer Science Education Week (December 9th – 15th), President Barack Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor both separately issued video statements today asking every student in the U.S. to learn to code.