This post has been republished via RSS; it originally appeared at: Windows Blog.There are few slam dunks in life, but it seems like a good bet when you pair a global icon like LeBron James with a campaign to inspire more interest in computer science. Video games are enormously popular all over the world, as is basketball. While it may take a lot to become a star in the latter, people may not always realize the work that goes on behind-the-scenes to make video games – or that there are several paths to turning something they love (the former) into a career. Microsoft Stores trainer-led workshops, as well as Microsoft MakeCode and Microsoft Learn on-demand lessons, present new and free opportunities in which learners of all ages in the U.S. and abroad can learn basic and advanced coding, create their own games and find out how to incorporate problem solving, perseverance and other skills into their lives – using basketball as the common element in drawing in new coders. Read the rest at Microsoft Stories.