Hour of Code Initiative is Next Week

The Hour of Code is a global movement introducing tens of millions of students worldwide to computer science, inspiring kids to learn more, breaking stereotypes, and leaving them feeling empowered.

HourOfCode_logo_RGBAs automation professionals, we use computer science skills on a daily basis, but did you know that fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Organizations such as Code.org are working to change this with the Hour of Code initiative.  More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code since its inception.

With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

Take a moment to learn more about the Hour of Code by visiting their website.  Try a coding tutorial, and consider volunteering in some way to raise awareness and make a difference in the lives of our young people.

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/us

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What is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code began as a one-hour coding challenge to give students a fun first introduction to computer science and has become a global learning event, celebration, and awareness event. HourOfCode.com offers hundreds of one-hour activities in over 48 languages for kindergarten and up. Activities require no experience and can be run on browsers, tablets, and smartphones – some don’t require any computer at all.

When is the Hour of Code?
The Hour of Code takes place each year during Computer Science Education Week. The 2018 Computer Science Education Week will be December 3-9, but you can host an Hour of Code all year round. Computer Science Education Week is held annually in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906).