Tuesday was Coding Day at the capitol as part of an initiative to promote computer science education.
Students, some in elementary school, are lined up at computers getting ready to show off their work to state leaders.
“We need more computer scientists. We need more data scientists, and in the state of Florida alone there are 8,000 computing jobs open, not necessarily all for computer scientists," says Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President of Philanthropies for Microsoft. "Some of them are for individuals who might have a philosophy degree or a poetry degree and take a one-year certificate class.”