Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?

22:30 minutes

With smartphones, tablets, and apps, coding is becoming the language of the digital age, but is the U.S. lagging behind? A panel of experts discusses how we can improve our coding literacy and close the programming gap among women and minorities.

Segment Guests

Hadi Partovi

Hadi Partovi is CEO and co-founder of Code.org in Seattle, Washington.

Jane Margolis

Jane Margolis is senior researcher at the graduate school of education and information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California.

Vanessa Hurst

Vanessa Hurst is founder of CodeMontage and co-founder of Girl Develop It in New York, New York.

Meet the Producers

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is Science Friday’s associate producer. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.