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“It’s good to get kids interested in computer science because it’s going to be more and more useful as the economy moves more and more toward computers,” Google software engineer Amit Marathel said. “There are some standard websites, and students go to them, and there are different levels to choose from.”
For the younger kids, the Hour of Code was a chance to introduce students to computer science, second-grade teacher Courtney Deering said.
“It ignited a little bit of fire in them,” she said. “They have the opportunity to see how this applies in the real world, and how coding and computer science is a cool thing.”