About Us

Code.org® is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding access to computer science in schools and increasing participation by women and underrepresented minorities. Our vision is that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry, or algebra. We provide the most broadly used curriculum for teaching computer science in primary and secondary school and also organize the annual Hour of Code campaign, which has engaged 10% of all students in the world. Code.org is supported by generous donors including Amazon, Facebook, Google, the Infosys Foundation, Microsoft, and many more.
Code.org courses are used by tens of millions of students and by one million teachers all around the world.

History

In 2013, Code.org was launched by twin brothers Hadi and Ali Partovi with a video promoting computer science. This video became #1 on YouTube for a day, and 15,000 schools reached out to us for help. Since then, we've expanded from a bootstrapped staff of volunteers to build a full organization supporting a worldwide movement. We believe that a quality computer science education should be available to every child, not just a lucky few.

What We Do

We do work across the education spectrum: designing our own courses or partnering with others, training teachers, partnering with large school districts, helping change government policies, expanding internationally via partnerships, and marketing to break stereotypes. Our work builds on decades of effort, by countless organizations and individuals who have helped establish, fund, and spread computer science education. We're grateful for the tireless work of the broader computer science education community, and we thank all the partners and individuals who have expanded our impact over the years.

Code.org's International Reach

Over 40% of our website traffic comes from outside of the United States and that number continues to climb. In order to expand global access to computer science, our team works closely with more than 100 international partners, helping them to promote the Hour of Code, advocate for policy change, and train teachers. We are making computer science part of the international education discourse by partnering with ministries of education from around the world and working with international organizations like the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

Code.org International Partners

Translation

Want to have a direct impact on students in your country? Help us make Code.org content available in their native language! If you volunteer to help translate our tutorials and lessons, you'll be joining a community of more than 7,000 translators who help bring computer science education to students around the world. Take a look at our translation guide for more information.

Our commitment to free curriculum and open source technology

All curriculum resources and tutorials we create will forever be free to use and openly licensed under a Creative Commons license, allowing others to make derivative education resources for non-commercial purposes. If you are interested in licensing our materials for commercial purposes, contact us. Our courses are translated for worldwide use or by speakers of different languages. Our technology is developed as an open source project.

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