I have always been an admirer Pi Day Inspires Me To Make Irrational Yet Well Rounded Decisions shirt not just of Stephen Hawking’s work but also the kind of grit and principles he ran his life on. He was ever optimistic and a great champion for the human race. He never let his physical disabilities stop him from achieving anything in life. His life is an example for many and will continue to inspire many in the future. Pi day will always be associated going forward with Stephen Hawking. I started coding around that age [about 12] and one of the things that helped me was being part of a right group. The kid needs to belong to the right group — where the other kids energize and motivate rather than seeing coding as something uncool. Pull your children away from those with a lot of negative energy — those who make geekdom uncool or those who try to portray geekdom for only particular gender/race/nationality.