White House, Will.i.am on Games and Coding

BRIDGING THE GAP: VentureBeat's Christina Farr offers a glimpse into the gaming and coding habits of two high rollers in the government and entertainment world. Mark Deloura, the president's senior adviser for digital media and former executive at Google, Sony and Nintendo, shared that his favorite educational games include DragonBox, Reach for the Sun and Minecraft. In a separate interview, Black Eyed Peas frontman (and Intel's "director of creative innovation) Will.i.am said that his entourage includes a MIT grad who's helping him learn to code, a skill that he says cooler than music "by about 10 times. A trillion times."

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