a16z Podcast

a16z Podcast: If Coding is the New Literacy, How Can More People Code?

Susan Mernit, Laura Weidman Powers, and Reshma Saujani

Posted December 8, 2014


Technology can be an equalizer, especially as new tools democratize the expertise that was previously held only by a limited few. But is coding really the new literacy — the fourth “r” — after reading, writing, and arithmetic? Should it be? Why does this even matter, and how can coding enable more people?

This episode of the a16z Podcast brings together CODE2040’s Laura Weidman Powers, Girls Who Code’s Reshma Saujani, and Hack the Hood’s Susan Mernit — moderated by Github’s Chrissie Brodigan — in a lively discussion about coding, access in tech, and more.