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Hadi Partovi: Programming is like learning to play an instrument – Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

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Hadi Partovi is the founder of Code.org, a non-profit educational organization that has developed computer science classes that reach 30% of U.S. students. In addition, he has launched the global ‘Hour of Code’ movement, reaching millions of students in every country in the world.
Hadi grew up during the Iran-Iraq war. His school did not offer computer science classes, so he learned to program at home on a Commodore 64. Soon after, he emigrated to the United. Years later, after graduating from Harvard with a degree in computer science, Hadi moved to Microsoft, where he rose to executive positions. He founded two companies: Tellme Networks and iLike (acquired by Newscorp). And in 2003, code.org
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