Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Obama learns to code, an addictive digital spirograph, Behance's year in review and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Obama Learns to Code Last year when President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube speech encouraging young kids to learn to code, he hadn’t actually had any coding experience himself. To kick off this year’s Computer Science Education Week, Obama took on the task. While he didn’t complete the entire tutorial, Obama did build a modest program that drew a square on the screen, making …

Obama Learns to Code

Last year when President Barack Obama delivered a YouTube speech encouraging young kids to learn to code, he hadn’t actually had any coding experience himself. To kick off this year’s Computer Science Education Week, Obama took on the task. While he didn’t complete the entire tutorial, Obama did build a modest program that drew a square on the screen, making him the first president to …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Massimo Vignelli's birthday, comedic computers, snow in Jerusalem and more in our weekly look at the web

1. White House Flickr As Barack Obama preps for his inauguration day, It’s Nice That takes us through the first four years of his presidency in a highlight reel of the White House Flickr page. Moving, humorous and nostalgic, the photo ops also show off Obama’s remarkable photogenic quality. 2. South American Cholo CH friend and contributor Phuong-Cac Nguyen presents “South American Cholo,” a film …