While 57 percent of bachelor's degrees are earned by women, just 12 percent of computer science degrees are awarded to women, according to Code.org. CNET sat down with several girls, sixth graders to high school seniors, who are already working to change that statistic and have advice for girls who want to start to code.
In campaign to promote computer programming, the president tells kids: "Don't just consume, create." Later, at a White House-hosted event, he even learns to write a few lines of code himself.
Tech giant will hold Hour of Code events next week at its stores -- from New York to London to Tokyo -- to spark kids' interest in computer programming.
The Hour of Code campaign, launched by Code.org and supported by President Obama, is aiming to get 5 million students in 33,000 classrooms worldwide to learn at least one hour of computer science this week.
Education has long revolved around reading, writing, and arithmetic. But Code.org wants to see coding added to the curriculum. CNET's Sumi Das looks at the efforts to introduce computer science into schools.
These four sites offer step-by-step tutorials that take very different approaches to programming instruction. One of them is perfect for your level of coding experience.
Hour of Code, which starts Monday, is a weeklong effort to help students engage in the basics of computer science.
A new study suggests the tech world might not be a boys' club after all. But do the stats give false hope to an industry some say is rife with sexism and double standards? Crave's Bonnie Burton explores.
A new campaign dubbed "Hour of Code" hosted by Code.org enlists some of tech's heavy hitters to help students better understand computer programming.
Hollywood, NBA, and tech celebs lend their star power to get kids excited about coding.