Danny, a coder and entrepreneur, makes an impassioned case for the need for students of all ages to begin to learn to code. In this talk, he encourages educators and parents to engage our youth with the basics of coding and offers steps on how to get started. Danny Yaroslavski is a videogames developer and a Forbes 30 under 30 EdTech entrepreneur. Combining his passion for games with a Computer Science degree from UWaterloo, he created Lightbot; a series of games that teach kids about coding. Lightbot’s games have now been used as a first step to coding for over 5 million students worldwide. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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