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2 THE JOB/STUDENT GAP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 2% 98% Computer Programming Students All other math and science students 40% 60% Computer Programming Jobs All other math and science jobs Sources: College Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Science Foundation

3 1,000,000 MORE JOBS THAN STUDENTS BY 2020 Sources: BLS, NSF, Bay Area Council Economic Institute 400,000 computer science graduates 1,000,000 unfilled programming jobs $500 billion opportunity

4 FEWER CS MAJORS NOW THAN 10 YEARS AGO Sources: National Science Foundation

5 67% of “software” jobs are outside the tech industry – in banking, retail, government, entertainment, etc We need our future doctors, lawyers, politicians, astronauts learning the basics. THIS ISN’T JUST ABOUT TECH COMPANIES

6 2012 HIGH SCHOOL A.P. ENROLLMENT Sources: College Board Exposure to CS leads to the best-paying jobs in the world. But it’s only available in 5% of high schools Exposure to CS leads to the best-paying jobs in the world. But it’s only available in 5% of high schools Only 4% of this tiny box are African Americans, or Hispanics

7 Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer… …because it teaches you how to think. Steve Jobs

8 It would be wonderful if every kid wrote computer programs and understood how computers work. It would certainly make you a better thinker. Bill Gates

9 In fifteen years we’ll be teaching programming just like reading and writing. We’ll be looking back and wondering why we didn’t do it sooner. Mark Zuckerberg

10 More and more major businesses and industries are being run on software and delivered as online services— from movies to agriculture to national defense… Marc Andreessen

11 OUR STATE LAWS MAKE IT HARDER In 35 of 50 states, computer science doesn’t count towards graduation requirements.* Sources: ACM, College Board *in China, it’s required to graduate

12 CODE.ORG – CHANGING THE DISCUSSION

13 A SINGLE VIDEO CAN HAVE AN IMPACT #1 video on YouTube for a day. (Over 20,000,000 views) More than 3,500,000 students tried learning online More than 725,000 signed petitions (with ZIPs) and growing Over 10,000 schools want help setting up coding classes or clubs More than 25,000 software engineers already volunteered to help teach/mentor. CS enrollment in high schools that promoted the video tripled !!!

14 STRUCK A CHORD WITH MILLIONS

15 OUR NEXT BIG GOAL An Hour of Code for every student in America

16 Code.org building self-guided, online learning tutorials – Different levels, different devices Leading game companies providing content to increase engagement Also working with other providers DELIVERING THE LEARNING

17 Presenting directly to teachers Working at state and district levels Promoting through National PTA and Donors Choose Database of 25K+ volunteers who have signed up to help in schools DELIVERING THE SCHOOLS

18 Engaging tech, entertainment, and media companies to help: – Promote (e.g., Link from Google home page) – Incent (e.g., Surface tablets donated by Microsoft) – Recruit (e.g., Promote to internal employees) Engaging celebrities to help: – Kick off Hour of Code at a local school – Be featured in next video(s) learning to code – Tweet/Blog/Share (esp. something they coded!) DELIVERING THE STUDENTS

19 Encourage students to continue with hour class – With significant incentives from industry partners Enlist parents & influencers with advocacy materials – Help advance our policy causes AND BEYOND….

20 Help us recruit schools/orgs to participate Promote Hour of Code during the week Help kick off Hour of Code in a local school Host an Hour of Code in your own organization Provide prizes as rewards for students/teachers/schools License artwork/graphics for use in curriculum Donate to Code.org HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE


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