I'VE SPENT SEVERAL EVENINGS teaching young teens how to make stuff with code because 90% of schools don't teach kids how to use computers. Code.org's video explains the passion from the point of view of creative people.
Like Coder Dojo, Code.org is a non-profit whose goal is to expose all students to computer programming. As several people in the video explain, computer programming is a liberal art--something EVERY student in the world should be exposed to at some point in their childhood education. And as we've discovered, it's just simpler to set out our stall and offer coding classes inside our college campus after hours, knowing that the kids of local teachers will return home with superpowers that will influence what percolates into the local Junior Cycle curriculum.
Watch on http://youtu.be/nKIu9yen5nc. Props to Derek Baird