President Obama, Celebrities, Come Out to Promote Computer Science

The President supports the "Hour of Code" learning event, which aims to reach 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms

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“Don’t just buy a new video game. Make one.”

That’s the message President Barack Obama is sending to students across America — learn computer science and get involved in creating the next big thing in technology.

The President, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and a dozen other celebrities are supporting the “Hour of Code” learning event organized by Code.org. “Hour of Code” aims to teach computer science basics to 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms during Computer Science Education Week.

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Celebrities like Shakira, Ashton Kutcher, Angela Bassett and Warren Sapp joined tech giants Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg to deliver the message that anyone can learn to code:

Meanwhile, Obama talked about the importance of computer science for the future of innovation:

Computer Science Education Week runs from Dec. 9-15. On Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 5 pm, Apple Stores across the U.S. will host an hour of code learning event.