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Hour of Code Giving Kids a Chance at Computer Science

Billed as the largest learning event in history, the Hour of Code kicks off on Monday, Dec. 8, with a full week of opportunities for students across the globe to immerse themselves in computer science.
shutterstock_89245327The event, a signature of Computer Science Education Week, delivers a one-hour introduction to computer science designed to demonstrate that anyone can learn the basics.
What’s great about the Hour of Code is that anyone, anywhere can organize an event or participate for free. Teachers and volunteers have the opportunity to mentor children and take part in a massive movement toward increased education in technology.
The stats from last year are pretty incredible. According to the Hour of Code website, in one week:

  • 5 million students worldwide learned an Hour of Code.
  • More girls tried computer science than in the last 70 years.

Click here for more on the initiative.
Are you taking part? Let us know in the comments below if so!

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Kristin Brashares serves as Digital Senior Marketing Manager at Perficient and is a proud member of the Women in Tech ERG.

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