Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, visited Rainier View Elementary School this past week to teach a classroom of fourth graders how to code for the game Minecraft.
His visit was part of a program called “Hour of Code” which is designed to expose students everywhere to computer science. This year millions of kids and adults across the globe took part.
Under Nadella’s watchful eyes, the students at Rainier View played Minecraft by navigating forests and mine shafts while avoiding zombies and other creatures, while at the same time their computers recorded each and every move.
Those moves were then translated, in real time, into code visible on the screen. Students quickly learned they weren’t just playing the game, but were actually designing and writing the game too.
At the end of the “Hour of Code”, Nadella and Amazon Senior VP of Consumer Business, Jeff Wilke, presented Rainier View’s Principal, Anitra Pinchback-Jones, with a $10,000 gift to purchase new technology.
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