Organize an Hour of Code in Your Community During CSEdWeek, December 7-13
October 20, 2015
The move toward integrating Computer Science into school curricula is gaining momentum, and Computer Science Education Week, December 7–13, is aiming to energize this trend with the Hour of Code. Last year, this global movement reached more than 100 million students in 180 countries.
The concept behind Hour of Code is simple: try learning to code for just one hour. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event, and anyone from ages 4 to 104 can try the one–hour tutorials, which are available in 40 languages.
This year the Hour of Code has set a goal of 100,000 events worldwide, with new tutorials and prizes. Learn more about how to teach an Hour of Code.
ACM (a partner of Code.org, a coalition of organizations dedicated to expanding participation in computer science) invites you to host an Hour of Code in your community and give students an opportunity to gain the skills needed for creating technology that’s changing the world.
This year can really be a turning point for computer science in our schools—let’s make it happen, worldwide! Please post activities you are hosting/participating in, pass along this information, and encourage others to post their activities. Tweet about it at #HourOfCode.