Organize an Hour of Code in Your Community During CSEdWeek, December 8-14
November 11, 2014
This year's Computer Science Education Week, December 8-14, is aiming to attract more people than ever to the magic and fun of programming with the Hour of Code. First launched at last year's CSEdWeek, the Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in more than 180 countries.
Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. The format is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody, from the very young to the very old, can learn the basics.
Organizers can be eligible for prizes and the chance for their class to win a chat with one of 13 celebrities, who will do a special Q&A with 100 classrooms across the US during CSEdWeek. Learn more about how to enter; the deadline is November 14.
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 make computing an important part of the next generation's future.
CSEdWeek is less than four weeks away. More than 1.5 million students are already registered, but we need your help to reach the participation goal, which is 100 million worldwide. Find additional resources and tips here for getting started, and join the worldwide coding party!