Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is one of the many tech figures contributing to Code.org’s new “How Computer Work” series. He joins the series in an introduction video, explaining to viewers more about what can be expected in the process of learning about the inner workings of modern computers.
Check out our new video series, How Computers Work, starring @BillGates, @natbro, @mayli, @adafruit, @Maddy_Maxey, @LathCarlson, @dapplestone, and others. https://t.co/FZ76CcrGvL Thanks @khanacademy and @AlaskaAir for your partnership to help students of all ages learn! pic.twitter.com/OPkYyjEZQy
— Code.org (@codeorg) January 30, 2018
The full playlist of Code.org videos can be seen here on YouTube, and Bill Gates’ portion in the Tweet above. Gates explains that the first step in designing devices of the future and learning more about the devices used every day is learning how computers work. He details that the Code.org series is divided up into certain parts— which we’ve listed below.
- What makes a computer a computer
- How information is represented inside a computer using electricity
- How computers use circuits
- The four parts of a computer— CPU, memory, input, and output
- Coding and how software controls hardware
We’ve watched certain portions of the How Computers Work series on YouTube, and we must say they are all very interesting. Be sure to check it out for yourself, and let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.