New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has determined to acquire an online computer coding course. It has proved a hit on Twitter with thousands using the hash tag "#code year. It is not clear what Mr. Bloomberg hopes to do with his new computer skills, but his decision to learn comes at a time of renewed interest in encouraging people to programme.
In 2012 he wrote on Twitter New Year's resolution is to learn to code with Code academy. Some of those tweeting about the news wondered if London's Mayor Boris Johnson would follow Mr. Bloomberg's example and also learn to programme. More than six million lessons were completed within the first month of the site going live.