Hadi Partovi

“Embrace the intimidation. Nobody among today’s adults is an expert at computer science; it is a field of self-learners.”

Hadi Partovi CEO and Founder, Code.org Seattle, Washington, USA @hadip

Embrace the intimidation. Nobody among today’s adults is an expert at computer science; it is a field of self-learners. So, entering a classroom trying to teach a field that you’re not an expert at is expected. In fact, modeling your own learning is one way you can show your kids that this is how you learn. You don’t just get lectured and taught something by know-it-all experts. You, as a teacher, learn alongside your students. If you embrace your own inner fear, it’s the easiest way to get started.”

To learn more about exposing your students to computer science, check out the code.org website.

About Hadi Partovi

  • Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
  • Education: Bachelors and Masters in Computer Science, Harvard University
  • Person who inspires me most: Bono
  • Favorite childhood memory: “Inventing” a telepathy helmet that could convert your thoughts to send them to somebody else wirelessly. (I was 7 or 8, so it was just drawings.)
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