Zuckerberg, Gates, Clinton and more say everyone needs to know how to code

Bill-Gates-9307520-1-402"I think everybody should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think," Steve Jobs, from The Lost Interview

Code.org, a non-profit organization that seeks to encourage computer programming education, has released a video featuring a bevy of celebrity and geek talent, from Facebook found Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to former president Bill Clinton.

With an emphasis on the telling people that it's easier to learn code than you think -- and citing the worldwide shortage of computer programmers -- Code.org also aim to become the "authoritative database of all programming schools," from traditional campuses to online learning centers.

And for those looking to land a lucrative gig in this economy, it might be worth giving Code.org's offerings a close look.