Jessica Alba Wants You to Know Why Coding Matters

December 9, 2015

Change The World - Hour of Code 2015

Here's what's making headlines this week: Jessica Alba, Sheryl Sandberg, Malala Yousafzai and a few of their friends want you to know why it’s important for girls to learn how to code in this “Change the World-Hour of Code” video above. 

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