United States invites hackers – code for your country

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The White House announced today that it will kick off a “National Day of Civic Hacking” on June 1 and 2 (2013) and is inviting those with tech know-how to use their coding skills to improve communities across the country. Participating government agencies will give hackers access to public data along with coding challenges that…

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Estonia starts public school programming courses for six-year-olds

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Estonia has just started a new program, called ProgeTiiger, that incorporates computer programming in their public school curriculum.  Why is this cool?  Because the lessons start when the kids reach 6-years-old!  As the kids get older the curriculum gets tougher with the intent to arm the kiddos with programming knowledge (focused on web and mobile…

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