Iam Hadi Partovi, co-founder of Code.org, here with my identical twin brother Ali Partovi. Ask us anything.
This week, we launched Code.org to promote computer science education. Our launch video, starring Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, & Chris Bosh has 5MM views in two days, and is now the most popular video on Youtube. Watch it at http://code.org. See http://code.org/stats to learn why this is not just a tech problem, it’s an America problem. Leaders from all walks of life agree: see http://code.org/quotes.
Bio: We grew up in Iran during the Khomeini regime and Iran-Iraq war. Both studied Computer Science at Harvard and paid our way through by working as section leaders, teaching CS to underclassmen.
Ali co-founded LinkExchange, acquired by Microsoft for $265MM. I co-founded Tellme, acquired by Microsoft for $800MM. We also co-founded iLike together. As angel investors / advisors, we’ve been involved in the early stages at Facebook, Dropbox, Zappos, and other exciting tech startups.
Verification on twitter: @hadip and @apartovi and @codorg