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Cast in order of appearance:
Leigha Benford (CS student)
Tanya Parker (CS student)
Angela Bassett (Actress)
Kenna (Recording Artist)
Dwight Howard (NBA player)
Gregory Shelby (Barista)
Nas (Recording artist)
IM5 (Band)
Warren Sapp (NFL Hall-of-famer)
Thomas Suarez (CS student)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Actress)
Shakira (Recording artist)
Ashton Kutcher (Actor)
Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor
JR Hildebrand (Indy race car driver)
Janice Mak’s computer class of 3rd and 4th graders
Asher Bradshaw (skateboard prodigy)
John Pistone (retired Petty Officer, US Navy)
Raquel Allegra (Fashion designer)
Tricia Donegan (Yoga instructor)
Bren Cohee (Surfer)
Bill Gates (Microsoft founder, technologist, and philanthropist)
President Barack Obama
Erik Mateo (Construction worker)
Sarah Serrano (retired Sergeant, US Marine Corps)
Dr. Banafsheh Bayati (Doctor)
Mike Hopkins (NASA Astronaut)
Rick Mastracchio (NASA Astronaut)
Susan Wojcicki (SVP at Google)
Yassi and Lili (Students)
Hadi Partovi ( Founder & CEO)
Elizabeth Billings (Student)
James Gwertzman ( Chief Evangelist)
Student in Colombia (Fundacion Pies Descalvos)
Parmida (Student)
Gavin (Student)
Avid (Student)
Lilia Luciano (Journalist)
4-year-old Sofia (Student)
70-year-old Firooz (Retired professor)
Juri Wang (Video game developer)
Student in Kenya
Carly Rae Jepsen (Recording artist)
Kamya Parekh (Student)
Ali Partovi with family ( co-founder)
Steve Jobs (appearing with permission of his estate)
Erica Khosrowshahi (Student)
The Clisham family (Students)
Mark Zuckerburg (Facebook founder, technologist)
Monique Coleman (Actress)
Chris Bosh (NBA player)
Julian Hernandez (Cook)
Governor Jeb Bush
Senator Cory Booker
(“selfie” videos from students doing the Hour of Code from around the world)
Macklemore (Ben Haggerty), voice-only (Recording artist)

Directed and Produced by:
Nicole Ehrlich and James Gwertzman

Executive Producers:
Hadi and Ali Partovi

Lauren Selig, Steven Johnson

Edited by:
Harvey White

Casting by:
Lessall Casting

Production Companies:
VALIS studios, Factory Films, Shake and Bake Productions, Rocket In My Pocket

Production Managers:
Angela Gregory and Michelle Gracie

Production Coordinator: Melora Donoghue

Special thanks to:
Everyone who helped this video happen, including the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the NASA press office, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Casey Wasserman & Wasserman Media Group, the Steve Jobs estate and Emerson collective, Magnolia Films,’s generous donors, and all of our supporters around the world who contributed “selfie” videos.

Every “student” in the film wrote at least one line of code. Anybody can learn. Http://

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